Cancelling a Trademark: What’s Peloton’s Spin?

By: Stacey C. Friends & Sean D. Detweiler During the recent pandemic, you've probably heard this brand everywhere: Peloton. If you don't have a Peloton bike of your own, you probably have a fitness-enthusiast friend who owns one (and tells you all about their spin class pursuits). With this stationary bike maker all the rage, …

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Trademark Fees Increasing January 2, 2021

By: Stacey Friends and Sean Detweiler For the first time in three years, The USPTO is setting and adjusting Trademark and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board fees through its Final Rule, effective January 2, 2021. The goals of the fee increases, as stated by the USPTO, are to: Enhance the quality of examinations Achieve optimal examination times Invest in modernizing USPTO systems and infrastructure …

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Zoom Confusion: The Case for Trademarks

By: Stacey C. Friends The recent news about Zoom and the stock market is a perfect example of why trademarks are important, and also why trademark law does not allow similar marks for similar goods or services. Two companies with the same name - Zoom - both offer technology goods or services. Zoom Video Communications is the …

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EU & UK Trademarks: Navigating the changing landscape post-Brexit

By: Stacey C. Friends As of January 31, 2020, the United Kingdom is no longer a part of the European Union. What does this mean for companies with trademark registrations (patents are not affected) designating the EU but not the UK separately? Following Brexit there will be a transition period starting Jan. 31, 2020 and …

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Trademark Attorney Stacey Friends Joins Morse

Morse is pleased to welcome Stacey C. Friends to the Firm as a Member of the Trademark and Intellectual Property Groups. Stacey's practice will continue to encompass all aspects of brand selection, as well as trademark clearance, registration, and enforcement, both nationally and internationally for large and small companies. She also advises clients on various copyright, fair use, and licensing …

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Stacey Friends Interviewed by Radio Entrepreneurs

The Radio Entrepreneurs, a show that provides advice, information and connections for entrepreneurs, service providers and established companies, interviewed Morse trademark partner Stacey Friends. Stacey discusses trademark clearance, registration, and enforcement for large and small companies, as well as the recent USPTO rule change regarding specimens of use, based on the sudden influx of trademark applications from China. …

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