One of the common hurdles green brand
owners have to overcome to protect their brands is U.S. trademark
law's proscription against registration of marks that are "merely
descriptive" of the goods or services.
The rationale for...
In the last month several green patent complaints
were filed in the fields of LEDs, advanced batteries and smart grid.
Bayco Products, Inc. v. Philips Intellectual
Property & Standards
Bayco Products (Bayco), a Texas company
A few years ago, during the height of the green patent
fast track craze, I wrote a post on clean tech companies generating PR about
their patent applications being accepted into an accelerated examination
program or being granted by such a program...
A previous post reported on GE's patent infringement suit
asserting several patents relating to LED string light engine structures and
In a recent
decision the U.S. District Court for the Northern District...
DuPont Tate & Lyle BioProducts (DPTL) is a
joint venture between DuPont and Tate & Lyle which provides natural and
renewably sourced industrial materials. In collaboration with Climalife , DPTL
has developed and launched a new line of heat...
The Heslin Rothenberg firm's Clean
Energy Patent Growth Index (CEPGI) 2012 Year in Review was
published earlier this month. Always an interesting read, the CEPGI is a quarterly
publication that tracks grants of U.S. patents directed to clean energy...
Most public enforcement against alleged greenwashing has been at the federal level by agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission in the U.S. , the Advertising Standards Authority in Great Britain, and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission...