Posts Tagged ‘photo journal’

Barcelona trademarks – an INTA photo journal

Posted by ipelton on: June 1st, 2017

Barcelona has striking architecture and beautiful streets. Like any big city, it has many stores and many trademarks. Some American and international brands, and many local brands. Here are photos of brand names and logos that caught my eye.

New York City coffee shops- a photo trademark journal

Posted by ipelton on: March 21st, 2017

This comes as no surprise, but on a recent trip to New York, I couldn’t help but notice that there are a plethora of coffee shops in each neighborhood. And not just Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts and other chains. There are tons of independent places, many with creative names.

Here are some of the best ones I found:

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St. Louis trademarks – a photo journal

Posted by ipelton on: March 2nd, 2017

I was recently in St. Louis for a conference. I found plethora of creative local business name and logos. Many are unregistered and vulnerable!

Of course, many reference the iconic St. Louis Arch.  See photos and descriptions below.

What I learned at INTA 2016 (including photo journal)

Posted by ipelton on: June 6th, 2016

I have finally recovered from all the activity from the INTA® conference at the end of May in Orlando, Florida.  Here are a few things I learned this year:

  • Intellectual property is an international affair. Many (most?) of the attendees are not from the US. And relationship around the world can be key in helping clients.
  • There is increasing divisions and distinctions between three types of trademark service providers: large law firms, smaller boutique law firms, and online providers that offer little or no legal advice.
  • Trademark lawyers can get caught up in trademarks and businesses, but in the end it is a people business — working with other trademark lawyers, and helping business people grow and strengthen their companies.
  • The next 12 months will be a busy year for developments in the (U.S,) world of trademarks: new TTAB rules, new USPTO fees, potential new USPTO procedures for challenging non-uses, possible Supreme Court cases regarding disparagement and Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act, and potential legislation regarding the USPTO’s expenses and costs on appeals of Ex Parte TTAB decisions to District Courts (costs currently borne by the Applicant).
  • Orlando without children is a much different place.
  • The INTA general education sessions have become too unwieldy. By appealing to a mass international audience, the majority of topics are not covered in an advanced fashion.
  • Speaking with IP law professors is quite interesting, as they see the world of IP through a different lens and it is helpful to compare with my client practice.
  • The Orlando convention center is too big. You can be next to the center, and still be 3/4 of a mile from where you need to be in the convention.
  • I am quite thankful for uberx! (see prior bullet point)
  • Orlando’s slogan – “You don’t know the half of it®” – is bizarre and not a good one.
  • Meet the Bloggers event is still fun to host! See pictures below.






New York City – another trademark photo journal

Posted by ipelton on: November 5th, 2015

New York is always fun for me to visit. It is not only full of energy, but full of trademarks! Create names are all over the sensory experience in NYC.


Flying Puck – great hockey bar name near Madison Square Garden


Great slogan: Hand-on Today / Eyes on Tomorrow (and nice logo)



nice logo and slogan


I never notice how the logo has two “S” and looks like a harp or instrument

And despite all the great names, there are some lame ones too. Like ‘Little Italy Pizza’ or ‘Coffee Distributing Corp.’ Good luck protecting that name or stopping anyone else from using the phrase.



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