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Alpha Dent Implants



Boris Simnovsky attempted to file Israel Trademark Application Number 243663 for “Alpha Dent Implants”.

Alpha Bio-Tech LTD successfully opposed the registration, presumably on grounds of Alpha being laudatory, Dent Implants being descriptive, and the combined mark being  providing a likelihood of confusion with Alpha Biotech as to the origin of the goods. 518 more words


Taylor Swift Takes Another Step Towards Building Her Empire By Trademarking Her “Swifty” Phrases

From her signature red lips to her retro-chic fashion ensembles, Taylor Swift has carefully crafted and maintained her brand.  Now the 25-year-old musical sensation has taken the next steps toward building her empire. 454 more words


Building Brands

Naturally, some brands are more well-known than others. One may question what factors make one brand stand out from the crowd and be more popular than others. 313 more words


Despite increasing attention to trademark protection, not every mark can be registered as a trademark

Author: Violeta Sutkiene, Associated Partner, Head of the Trademark and Design Division at METIDA

Trademark registration process has become faster and simpler in Lithuania, as well as the European Community. 347 more words


Katy Perry's Attempt To Claim A Trademark On "Left Shark" Design Fails Like A Left Shark

The “Left Shark” phenomenon that overtook the world after Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show has long since exited the cultural dialog, and yet the battle rages on over whether or not the pop star can claim a trademark on the uncoordinated, anthropomorphic fish. 467 more words

The German Federal Supreme Court Refuses Parody Trademark

In the past, I have criticized an Israel Patent Office decision relating to Tigris, to treat all big cats the same – see here. 82 more words

Intellectual Property

In Re: Simon Shiao Tam

Docket No. 2014-1203

Lourie, Moore, O’Malley

Decided April 20, 2015

Brief Summary: PTO refusal to register the trademark THE SLANTS as being disparaging to people of Asian descent affirmed. 497 more words