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The Number One Way to Expedite the Trademark Opposition Process

For most businesses, waiting on the approval of a trademark application is cumbersome.

From initial filing to ultimate approval, the process averages anywhere from 6 months to a year. That's not to say there aren't exceptions. Depending on jurisdiction, things can move lightening fast (e.g. Australia) or painstakingly slow (e.g. Brazil).

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Oktoberfest - Where Beer & Trademarks Converge

Locals and tourists alike descend on Munich’s Theresienwiese on September 17th to kick-off the world’s largest celebration of intellectual property and beer: Oktoberfest .  Today Oktoberfest is synonymous with beer, but that was not always the case .  The origin of the Oktoberfest dates back to October 1810 to celebrate the marriage of the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxony .

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7 Things Trademark Lawyers Need to Know About Trademark Search Tools

Risks associated with trademarks are rapidly evolving and increasing. The explosion of mobile technology and search engine advertising has created new risks to brands, as can be seen with highly-publicized litigation over Google search results and other unprecedented factors. While the massive proliferation of trademarks has increased your client’s infringement risks, the big data age has also improved the technology for trademark searches.

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9 Nasty Trademark Infringement Cases — and How to Avoid Them

Every organization wants to avoid a costly, lengthy, and resource-intensive lawsuit for trademark infringement. While definitions can vary globally and within the U.S., organizations can be taken to court if there's a likelihood of confusion, especially when combined with other similarities around the goods or services, purchasing channels, or other factors. Unique factors can vary significantly, but experts estimate the average cost of a trademark lawsuit can be between $120,000 to $750,000 in addition to years of valuable time.

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How to Make the Trademark Process Go 10 Times Faster

The trademark registration process is expensive and slow. It's also error-prone with manual trademark search tools. Thousands of cases are filed each year in U.S. district courts, which doesn't even compare to the number of cases filed on a global scale. In most cases, the legal fees associated with litigation over trademark infringement can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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