When it comes to trademark registration, there is such a thing as being too popular. Marks such as Aspirin, Fiberglass, Zipper and Flip Phone became so ubiquitous that they were found to be generic—a commonly used name or description of a kind of product.
In this article, we will introduce a topic that became very important and interesting for consideration lately, in particular the role and significance of trademarks identifying certain goods or services.
The INTA 2018 Annual Meeting attracted an incredibly diverse group of brand owners, in-house counsel, outside counsel, government officials, academics and other intellectual property professionals from over 150 countries.
It seems that nearly every day another retailer announces the large-scale closure of brick-and-mortar storefronts, with such household brands as Toys “R” Us and J. Crew, just to name two, planning to shutter stores in 2018.