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McKeown, John

Branding: Cautions Concerning the Choice of a Brand Name

August 04, 2017
John McKeown | Intellectual Property (IP) & Marketing

Below is an excerpt from John McKeown’s August 2017 Monthly IP Blog.

A brand owner should be cautious  … Read more

Disparaging Trademarks

July 18, 2017
Branding, Copyright/Advertising, Corporate & Commercial, Intellectual Property (IP) & Marketing, Patents & Trademarks

John McKeown

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of the United States found that the section of the Lanham  … Read more

Gripe Site Found to Infringe

July 18, 2017
Branding, Copyright/Advertising, Corporate & Commercial, Intellectual Property (IP) & Marketing, Patents & Trademarks

John McKeownA recent decision of the Federal Court relates to the operation of a gripe site directed at United  … Read more

Blocking Infringement at the Real and Virtual Border

July 18, 2017
Branding, Corporate & Commercial, Intellectual Property (IP) & Marketing, Patents & Trademarks

John McKeown

The explosion of the Internet and the rapid development of online commerce encourage the sale of counterfeit goods.   … Read more

Confusing Times II

July 18, 2017
Corporate & Commercial, Intellectual Property (IP) & Marketing, Patents & Trademarks

John McKeown

The Federal Court of Appeal has recently confirmed the decision of the trial judge and dismissed an appeal  … Read more

What is the Difference between a Common Law Trademark and a Registered Trademark or Why it is Important to Register Your Trademark

June 28, 2017
Intellectual Property (IP) & Marketing

John McKeownWhile common law and registered trademarks have a significant amount of similarity there are also some significant differences. … Read more