iplawcircle's IP Blog
Caution Trademark Clients: misleading notices
Beware of misleading notices. Such notices may give the impression they are an invoice or represent your law firm or a governmental office. The US Patent and Trademark Office provides some examples of entities known to issue such...read more
Graffiti Artist gets no respect
Adrian Falkner, a Swiss graffiti artist, has had some frustrating experiences with big companies taking his work. Clothing company H & M used one of its murals in an ad campaign. NY Times - Graffiti artist article Because Falkner did not legally create the mural,...read more
Trademark Question. If “5 Apples” is trademarked, does that mean that “Five Apples” is also trademarked?
If the marks are for the same goods or services, then the second (later in time) user is at a disadvantage. The marks are likely going to be viewed as essentially the same in the eyes of a consumer, or in the eyes of a court.read more
Are you thinking about doing your own patentability search? The Patent Office provides helpful guidance.
US Patent and Trademark Office provides DIY search tools and guidance.read more
Miele Law Group and Co-counsel Obtain Court Order Against Kidz-Med, Inc. Enjoining the Sale of its Thermometer
Miele Law Group obtains ruling on behalf of client Tecnimed, ordering that Kidz-Med/ASR stop selling the Kidz-Med non-contact thermometer using its current packaging.read more
Bear Creek Technologies Brings Industry-Wide Lawsuit on VoIP Paradigm Patent
February 23, 2011 05:22 ET Miele Law Group PC and Cooley Manion Jones LLP, on behalf of their client Bear Creek Technologies, Inc., filed a lawsuit on February 22, 2011, in the Eastern District of Virginia against twenty-three defendants, including RCN Corporation,...read more
PTO Grants Wrapsol’s Request for Inter Partes Reexam of Zagg’s Patent
April 25, 2012 Miele Law Group is pleased to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted its request for an inter partes reexamination of U.S. Patent No. 7,957,524, which is owned by Zagg Intellectual Properties, Inc. In granting Wrapsol’s...read more