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Trademark Infringement Survey John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law
Is a Trademark Infringement Survey Really Necessary?

Yes, according to the John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law “Courts have continually utilized surveys to show evidence of secondary meaning, generieness, dilution, and functionality in trademark litigation.” – The John Marshall Review of…

Basic Facts
Get the Basic Facts About Trademarks – USPTO

What you need to know about trademark fact directly from the USPTO The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is a fee-funded agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The role of the USPTO…

PTO – Grounds for Refusal of a Mark

Likelihood of Confusion Grounds for a PTO Mark Refusal The USPTO may be required to refuse registration of a mark on numerous grounds. One reason is there is a “Likelihood of Confusion” as to the…

PTO Trademark Law
Need a Trademark Law Refresher?

Review trademark law basics Table of Contents What is a trademark? What sources of law govern trademarks? What prerequisites must a mark satisfy in order to serve as a trademark? How do you acquire rights…

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How to Best Leverage Your Expert Witness

Experts can help throughout your entire case   Your expert witness can help in many ways, provided they have the right expertise and experience. Ms. Harper is routinely counted on by attorneys throughout the case…

Ninth Circuit Trademark Survey Expert

Hire likelihood of confusion expertise and experience in the Ninth Circuit In the Ninth Circuit, trademark survey expert Ms. Harper has been retained for 27 cases. The Ninth Circuit uses the Eight Sleekcraft Factors when…

Eleventh Circuit Trademark Survey Expert

Eleventh Circuit Trademark Survey Expert Rhonda Harper MBA In the Eleventh Circuit, trademark survey expert Ms. Harper been retained for 14 cases The Eleventh Circuit includes Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. It uses the following Seven Factors in Likelihood of…

5 Things
Hiring a Survey Expert Witness? Five Things You Need to Know.

Hiring a survey expert? Five things you need to know Not all survey expert witnesses are equal. Below are five key questions to ask before signing the letter of agreement. A valid and reliable survey…

What does the Manual For Complex Litigation say about Surveys?

The Manual For Complex Litigation provides the standards regarding sampling and opinion surveys Sampling/Opinion Surveys Statistical methods can often estimate, to specified levels of accuracy, the characteristics of a “population” or “universe” of events, transactions,…

What does the Manual for Complex Litigation say about Trademarks?

The Manual For Complex Litigation is the authority regarding trademarks Trademarks Trademark claims are governed by the Lanham Act.  A trademark is “any word, name, symbol or device” used to “identify and distinguish” goods. Trademarks…