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Geographic Terms As Trademarks

Geographic trademarks have traditionally been of great importance for many business owners.  This is especially true for business owners selling food products, non-alcoholic beverages, and alcoholic beverages, such as beers, wines and spirits.  Disclosure of the geographic origin of some goods can often indicate to the prospective consumer significant information about the nature and [...]

Geographic Terms As Trademarks2022-05-25T20:24:53+00:00

Trademark Economics

Trademarks promote economic efficiency in the marketplace in at least two ways: (1) trademarks encourage businesses to create, manufacture and promote quality products, and (2) trademarks reduce customer costs related to shopping and making purchasing decisions.  . UCLA economists A. Alchian and W.R Allen co-authored Exchange and Production: Competition, Coordination, and Control.  The authors [...]

Trademark Economics2020-07-09T18:32:50+00:00

Dodging Obstacles in Federal Trademark Registration – Part 2

This is Part 2 of a 6 Part Blog from our Charleston Trademark Attorney. Past Posts: Part 1 Part 2: Trademark Search and Clearance United States trademark law is unique and different compared to trademark law in foreign countries and what may seem like common sense. Whether an individual is new to the area of [...]

Dodging Obstacles in Federal Trademark Registration – Part 22020-02-18T21:14:24+00:00