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9-22-16-Weekly Round-Up of Trademark News

Daniel Mills, Trademark Attorney

Posted Thursday, September 22, 2016 by Daniel Mills

Here is a summary of some of the interesting trademark headlines from the past week.

First Up - What do a an Asian-American rock band and the Washington Redskins have in common? - They both are on the same side of an argument over the 1st amendment and the USPTO over trademark rules that prohibit disparaging marks. Read More Here

There can be only one - GRACELAND. A Danish man who is a very big Elvis fan and memorabilia collector named his museum in Randers, Denmark Graceland. Well, that did not sit well with the folks in Memphis, Tennessee who own and operate the real home of the King of Rock and Roll. The court in Denmark agreed with GL SPE, LLC and ordered the Danish super fan to pay $75,0000.

What happens in Vegas may soon include NFL Football. A limited partnership called The Oakland Raiders has filed three trademark applications for LAS VEGAS RAIDERS for a variety of goods and services including: clothing, entertainment services in the nature of professional football games, and various decoration and trinkets associated with the team.

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