Benjamin Appelbaum, Attorney at Law

July 2016 Archives

Trademark infringement case against Kanye West dismissed

New Jersey fans of the entertainer Kanye West will be able to see his upcoming film created with actor and producer Dame Dash with the title originally intended for the work. A trademark lawsuit brought forth in federal court by the group Bachata duo Loisaidas had alleged infringement when West and Dash released a trailer for their film that was also called "Loisaidas."

Apple sued for alleged misuse of patented technology

Most New Jersey residents who own Apple iPhones are probably unaware of the minute details of the phone's battery charging system. Apple iPhones use a fast-charge mode when the batteries fall below 80 percent capacity and a trickle-charge mode after the batteries exceed it. By switching between fast and trickle-charge modes, iPhone battery chargers preserve battery life.

Filing a trademark application

Applying for trademarks is an important part of doing business in New Jersey. Many business owners submit trademark applications before launching a business or releasing a new product so that they can be sure their company names, logos and catchphrases cannot be legally used by another company. Along with a completed application, the United States Patent and Trademark Office requires applicants to submit at least one example showing how the trademark will be used.

Several trademark applications filed for "Brexit"

New Jersey residents have probably heard about the U.K.'s June decision to leave the European Union, commonly referred to as 'Brexit." Regardless of a person's opinion about the vote, the popular nickname that was given to the British exit is undeniably catchy. Now, several companies are attempting to cash in on it by marketing products with the nickname.

The importance of patent protection

If you are a New Jersey inventor, you know how important it is for you and your company that you obtain patent protection for your intellectual property. You likely already know as well that when you register a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the exclusive rights that you obtain only cover the United States and territories such as Puerto Rico and Guam. However, there are other types of protections that cover other countries.

Benjamin Appelbaum, Attorney at Law - Intellectual Property

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