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McDonald’s Left Hungry In Trademark Dispute

“Use it or lose it,” the saying goes. As McDonald’s recently learned as to its Big Mac burgers, that quote is more than theoretical when applied to protecting registered trademarks.  You may have seen that the European Union Intellectual Property Office canceled McDonald’s trademark for its Big Macs. Is that because McDonald’s no longer sells.

You’ve Got Your Trademark – Now What?

You’ve taken all the right steps to protect your intellectual property – contacted your FOS attorney, defined your mark’s scope, and prepared and filed a trademark application for all proper international classes. At last, your trademark registration is approved. With the hard work done, you feel like sitting back and relaxing, secure in knowing that.

Fear The…Trademark Dispute?

While the Milwaukee Bucks were unable to beat the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Playoffs this year, the team will not have an easy off-season. Instead, the Bucks will be actively defending against a trademark opposition claim filed by the makers of Jägermeister liqueur. Jägermeister alleges, among other things, that the new Bucks logo is.

Kinnel “Up and Coming” Lawyer

FOS shareholder Laurna Kinnel was honored as a 2015 Up and Coming Lawyer by the Wisconsin Law Journal at a September 30, 2015 dinner at the Harley-Davidson Museum. The publication’s profile of Laurna can be accessed by clicking the following link: Kinnel-Up-and-Coming. A video interview of Laurna can be viewed by clicking the following link:  WLJ.

Businesses Can Be Scammed Too

Recently, a client contacted me and asked whether his company should pay an invoice that appeared to be from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). FOS had recently submitted a trademark application for this client. The top of the invoice stated “Important Notification Regarding Your Federal Trademark.” The invoice was from the “Trademark Compliance.