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A Lawyer’s Take: Lady Antebellum Vs. Lady A

A Lawyer’s Take: Lady Antebellum Vs. Lady A

Before we get into the lawyer’s take about the trademark issues, let’s start with the back story. Back in June, the popular country band, Lady Antebellum, decided to change their name to Lady A. They decided it would be a good way to dissociate with the...

Washington Football Team Trademark Issues

The Washington DC football team (formerly known as the Washington Redskins) has finally decided to rebrand and change their team name. This comes after years of public pressure regarding a name that many consider to be offensive and culturally insensitive. Thus, they...
That’s NOT a Trademark

That’s NOT a Trademark

There are many things that people commonly think are trademarks but aren’t. To understand what is not a trademark, we’ll start with what is a trademark. A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, design, etc. which is used to signify the source of a product or...