Deion Sanders seeks trademark protection related to various phrases

By Joseph M. Hallman

Deion Sanders, a Pro Football Hall of Famer, is currently wrapping up his first season as head coach of the University of Colorado Boulder football team. Head coaches at the highest level of college football regularly face challenges in year one at a new school. This often rang true for Coach Deion Sanders in his […]

Continue Reading →

Sandra Day O’Connor, First Woman on The Supreme Court, Dies at 93

By Melissa M. Mitchell

Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to sit on the United States Supreme Court, has died at the age of 93 due to complications related to advanced dementia and a respiratory illness. As the first woman to serve on the nation’s highest court, Justice O’Connor shattered glass ceilings and paved the way for a more […]

Continue Reading →

USPTO Disables First Office Action Estimator

By Gregory Lars Gunnerson

The USPTO has disabled the widely beloved First Office Action Estimator. The First Office Action Estimator was available to the public. It allowed many of our clients to check the status of their application without needing to communicate with us. The USPTO’s stated reasons for the disabling of the Estimator follow. “In fiscal year 2021, […]

Continue Reading →

Taco Tuesday Trademark Battle is Over

By Julie L. Spieker

The Gregory Hotel, Inc. in New Jersey –  the last holdout in the Taco Tuesday trademark dispute – has voluntarily surrendered its trademark registration. Last May, Taco Bell filed a petition with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to cancel a trademark for Taco Tuesday that rival chain Taco John’s, and the Gregory Hotel, […]

Continue Reading →

The Supreme Court Will Finally Hear the “Trump Too Small” Trademark Case

By Ashley E. Holland

In June, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the trademark dispute over “Trump Too Small”. The Supreme Court will finally start hearing this case starting November 1, 2023. This case arose out of Steve Elster’s efforts to register the phrase “Trump Too Small” for printing on shirts. In attempting to register this trademark, the Examining […]

Continue Reading →

How Cybersecurity Tabletop Exercises Can Help Your Business’ Cybersecurity Preparedness

By Sarah M.D. Luth

If your business was to experience a cyber incident today, are you confident that you have the tools and training to respond appropriately? If you have an incident response plan, are you certain that it will function seamlessly? Alternatively, if your organization lacks such a plan, do you know where to initiate the process? If […]

Continue Reading →

Quality and Reputation Fuel Diesel Heater Dominance

By Brian D. Keppler, Ph.D.

Diesel heaters, known for their efficiency and reliability, have long been an integral component in a variety of applications ranging from motor vehicles to campers to boats, and even to static installations like cabins and workshops. These heaters utilize diesel fuel to produce heat, making them an ideal choice in environments where electricity might not […]

Continue Reading →

Four Key Cybersecurity Threats To Your Business

By Sarah M.D. Luth

In today’s interconnected business environment, data drives business insights and technology are central to operations and customer interactions. While the digitalization of business operations and corporate data can provide immense benefits, it also creates new opportunities for bad actors. Cybersecurity measures help protect your business against vulnerabilities created by reliance on electronic data. It’s important […]

Continue Reading →

2023 Cybersecurity Provisions in Iowa: What Your Business Should Be Doing

By Sarah M.D. Luth

As previously discussed, in March of 2023, Iowa’s Governor signed into law a new comprehensive state privacy law. Just over six months after SF 262 was signed and during cybersecurity awareness month, we would like to focus on the cybersecurity provisions introduces in SF 262. Key changes to Iowa’s laws include amendments to Iowa Code […]

Continue Reading →

U.S. Design Patent 1,000,000

By Kirk M. Hartung

On September 26, 2023, the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted the 1 millionth design patent to Agustina Huckaby from Fort Worth Texas.  The title of this invention is Dispensing Comb, and it looks like this: Design patents protect the ornamental appearance of an object, apart from its functionality. The term for a design […]

Continue Reading →

Stay in Touch

Receive the latest news and updates from us and our attorneys.

Sign Up