Category Archives: Trademarks

Disparaging Trademarks: The Skin-ny on The Slants

Here’s my presentation to the Chicago Bar Association on April 6, 2016 on “Disparaging Trademarks: The Skin-ny on The Slants.”

In my talk, I explained how Section 2(a) works when the mark is considered disparaging of an identifiable group, how it was ruled unconstitutional in the recent en banc decision of the Federal Circuit in In Re Tam, and how it might affect the pending case over the Redskins logo in the 4th Circuit.

Disparaging Trademarks CBA Presentation

Trademarks and Domain Names Webinar Recording

The recording of my webinar on “Trademarks and Domain Names” has been posted to my Firm’s blog here – http://blog.davismcgrath.com/2012/03/08/trademarks-and-domain-names-webinar/ I covered the following topics: – Trademark Overview – Domain Name Overview – Domain Name Formats – Domain Names as Trademarks – Domain Names Including Trademarks – UDRP – ACPA – Cybersquatting and Typosquatting –… Continue Reading

News and @cyberlaw Links

For those of you who are interested, I’ll be presenting on “Common Trademark Application Problems” on November 2, 2011 as part of my firm’s IP Webinar series. For more information and links to the free registration, click here. Some recent links I found particularly interesting on Twitter include: Net Neutrality Case Heads to D.C. Circuit… Continue Reading

Copyright Basics webinar and @cyberlaw Links

For those of you who are interested, I’ll be presenting as part of my firm’s IP Webinar series on October 5, 2011 at 12 CDT on Copyright Basics.  It will be a lot of fun, and hopefully a good learning experience for all.  Since it’s a webinar, be prepared to ask your general copyright questions… Continue Reading

Recent Quotes and Updates

I was quoted in a November 3, 2010 Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article on International trademark scams. For the full text of the article, see the post at our Firm blog. From Twitter, here are some recent links of interest: – Saving to read later: The Great Cyberheist – http://is.gd/gUJ0H – Interesting article on the… Continue Reading