In this Analysis, Anne Gilson LaLonde surveys
why and how personal name marks receive special treatment in trademark law, how
personal name marks can be valid, enforceable marks, and how one can register
them with the USPTO. She also discusses fair, non-trademark use of one's
personal name, protection...
Brooks v. Creative
Arts by Calloway, LLC ,
2009 TTAB LEXIS 653 (Trademark Trial & App. Bd. Oct. 30, 2009) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] held that the
personal name of an individual can be an inherently distinctive trademark for
purposes of federal trademark registration...
A Minnesota federal court rejected trademark and
cybersquatting claims levied against a borrower that created a website to warn consumers
about what it perceived to be a lender's fraudulent business practices. Jalin Realty Capital Advisors v. A Better
Wireless , 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2461 (D....