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The Unusual Side of Intellectual Property

The Unusual Side of Intellectual Property

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is a treasure trove of clever – and sometimes unintentionally funny – inventions. Here are some interesting compilations of clever and weird mapping ideas from National Geographic and strange ideas for back to school from the...
Tackling Trademark Scams

Tackling Trademark Scams

If you have a registered trademark and you receive a letter or email from a private company asking you to send money to renew your registration – don’t do it! It’s a scam, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is calling out the scammers in a recent blog post from...
Luedeka Neely supports local music

Luedeka Neely supports local music

Luedeka Neely has been a longtime supporter of the arts in Knoxville and the East Tennessee area. In particular, we are a supporter of a local treasure – radio station WDVX (http://wdvx.com) – which has its broadcast studios based in the Knoxville Visitors Center on...

Google Eyes New Way To Combat Patent Trolls

Google has announced a new way for patent owners looking to make some cash off their creations to do just that. Starting May 8 and running through May 22, Google will offer an “experimental” program that will allow patent owners to sell individual patents...

Trademark Office Cancels ‘REDSKINS’ Trademark

After a protracted legal dispute, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board today issued a ruling that six Washington Redskins trademark registrations must be canceled because they were disparaging and offensive to Native Americans. The Board’s determination relates...

Beware of Non-USPTO Trademark Solicitations

In recent weeks, several Luedeka Neely clients have reported receiving trademark notifications and solicitations that typically include offers for legal services, monitoring services or other trademark-related services. These solicitations often appear official and...
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