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Blog Posts in April, 2013

Protecting your Trademark Worldwide by using the Madrid System

The Madrid Protocol is one of two treaties comprising the Madrid System for international registration of trademarks. The protocol is a filing treaty and not a substantive harmonization treaty. A ...
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The Madrid Protocol for International Trademark Registration

The Madrid System is the primary international system for facilitating the registration of trademarks in multiple jurisdictions around the world. Its legal basis is the multilateral treaty named the ...
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Trademarks and Secondary Meaning

Secondary meaning is a doctrine within trademark law. It affords protection to the user of an otherwise unprotectable descriptive mark. This protection is granted when the mark, through advertising or ...
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Trade Dress, What is It?

In an earlier blog entitled “Trademark infringement” I referred to a lawsuit between two energy drink manufactures selling Monster Energy Drink where the cans looked identical. The filed ...
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What's the Difference between a Trademark and a Brand?

We often hear the term "brand" used interchangeably with the term "trademark". But there is a legal difference between the two words. A trademark is a mark that legally represents ...
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