Immoral, Scandalous and Deceptive Marks Refused TM Registration

Recent refusal of the USPTO, upheld by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board “TTAB” and affirmed by Court of Appeals Federal Circuit “CAFC”, to register a mark branding a rooster lollipop suggests that an arcane bit of trademark law still holds sway. Ms. Fox sought a two word trademark consisting of the common slang term … More Immoral, Scandalous and Deceptive Marks Refused TM Registration

2nd Circuit Weighs In On Handgun Regulation

The horrible tragedy at Sandy Hook elementary school has renewed the gun regulation debate. With 2nd Amendment protections being championed by gun advocates, is regulation of firearms even possible? A recent New York case Kachalsky et al. v. Cty. of Westchester et al decided by the US Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit illuminates their co-existence … More 2nd Circuit Weighs In On Handgun Regulation