KFC’s “Finger Lickin’ Good” trademark doesn’t work so well when people are concerned about the spread of coronavirus. A trademark should capture a positive feeling and emotion about a brand, but COVID-19 has altered how some products are being marketed. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/03/13/kfc-coronavirus-finger-licking/
You binge-watched NetFlix’s Tiger King series, leave it to me to binge-watch the Tiger King trademark fight. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/tiger-king-sparks-trademark-suit-netflix-cbs-imagine-1303568
In July 2020, three trademark applications were filed by applicants listing addresses in Wichita Falls. The trademarks were in relation to travel-based television programs, chemical oil additives, and vehicle parts. Two trademarks made it through to registration for coffee bar services and clothing.
If this law thing doesn’t work out, I think I’ll study tardigrades. Apparently these 8-legged microscopic organisms, also known as water bears, can survive boiling water, ice, outer space, a nuclear apocalypse, and Star Trek copyright infringement lawsuits.
Two trademark applications were filed with applicants listing addresses in Abilene in July 2020. The applications were for non-medicated and medicated skin care, and medical education services. A total of four trademarks were registered in July 2020 for baby bottles, waste water treatment chemicals, cosmetic treatments and an ice cream parlor.
A clearer path to trademark registration of .com domain names. In the past I’ve told clients they couldn’t get a trademark for a generic term with a .com at the end. This U.S. Supreme Court decision will change my advice and analysis. See the full article at: https://abcnews.go.com/Travel/wireStory/supreme-court-booking-trademark-71532778?fbclid=IwAR2Pr_8MIUJ5qyvIdbrImLOctakiPJRirPSq-Lh7UqqxLA7lG1y3sXly9k4
New copyright rules for registering blog, Facebook and other social media posts. This new copyright process for “Short Online Literary Works” is a welcome development for the prolific blogger and social media influencer. The 50 word length requirement may disqualify shorter posts such as tweets. See the rules at https://www.copyright.gov/rulema…/shortonline-literaryworks/.
July saw more trademark applications than any other month in 2020 with applicants listing addresses in Midland and Odessa. Twenty-four applications were filed in the month of July. The trademark applications for products included candy, organic cosmetics, exercise equipment, clothing, liquor, and first aid kits. The trademark applications for services included subscription- based order fulfillment services, educational publications, live band entertainment, financial services, and smoke shops. Three trademarks were registered in July 2020 for cell phone repair, lip balm, and live band entertainment.