November 10, 2017

The First Day Post-Registration

1. Using the Federal Registration Symbol ®

While common law trademarks and trademarks for federal application may lawfully only use the TM symbol, federally registered trademarks can and should be displayed with the registered symbol shown...

September 7, 2017

Registerability
Under US Trademark Law, trademarks are considered “source identifiers” and as such should identify the source of the goods/services but not the nature of the goods/services. Terms which identify the nature of the goods/services by describing the goods/s...

August 31, 2017

When you're building a business and a brand, marketing is everything. Business owners invest a notable portion of their capital in marketing with the sole aim of spreading their business name far and wide. The more notorious the brand, the larger the customer base and...

May 30, 2017

GibsonLaw participated in the International Trademark Association’s 139th Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain. The firm’s aim was to further expertise through continuing legal education sessions while expanding its network of foreign associates in order to provide the m...

May 16, 2016

"Choosing a business name is an important step in the business planning process. Not only should you pick a name that reflects your brand identity, but you also need to ensure it is properly registered and protected for the long term. You should also give a thought to...