GH&C Attorneys Win Music Industry Trademark Case

After a year-long battle, national touring and recording artist Dan Matthews and his American alternative rock band, “The Black Clouds,” can finally get their name back. Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla attorneys, led by Christopher J. Marino, Esq., succeeded in cancelling a nearly identical trademark registration obtained by a competing band. To read the full article, […]

Redskins Trademark Registrations Cancelled Again … It Has Been A Tough Week For “Poor” Daniel Snyder and His Washington Redskins

Much in line with how the 2013 season played out, Daniel Snyder and the Washington Redskins cannot win this week.  First, on Sunday, June 15, 2014, John Oliver rails on Mr. Snyder for holding fast to the Redskins name despite ongoing poor public sentiment.  Then, on June 18, 2014, for the second time in the […]

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Echoes From Oscar Wilde In Luster Products, Inc. v. John M. Van Zandt d/b/a Vanza USA, Opposition No. 91202788 (TTAB 11/28/2012)

A recent decision by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”), in an opposition proceeding captioned Luster Products, Inc. v. John M. Van Zandt, reminds us of the age old Oscar Wilde adage warning us of dangers in making assumptions.  In a precedential decision, the TTAB shot down the […]