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Alex Montgomery
Alex Montgomery works primarily with businesses to protect their intellectual property assets and reduce their risk of employment litigation.
Alex Montgomery works primarily with businesses to protect their intellectual property assets and reduce their risk of employment litigation.

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Outback Steakhouse Files Trademark Application for The Bloomin' Onion Man Costume
If you love Outback Steakhouse's Bloomin' Onion (which is a registered trademark itself, filed in 1989), you'll love this recent trademark application. On January 31st, Outback Steakhouse of Florida, LLC filed a federal trademark application for the mark be...

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#SaltBae Files Trademark Application for SALTBAE Salt Sprinkling Design
Have you heard of #SaltBae? If not, here is everything you need to know. Even Leonardo DiCaprio  was awed by #SaltBae in action recently. Memes of the Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe fantastically sprinkling salt on meat went viral in early January. Now it appear...

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11 Trademark Applications for ALTERNATIVE FACTS Filed In One Week
On January 22nd, President Trump's senior adviser Kellyanne Conway famously (or infamously) used the phrase "alternative facts" on NBC's Meet The Press to describe the crowds at the presidential inauguration. That same day, the first trademark application f...

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50 Cent Files Trademark Applications Related to TV Show
Curtis J. Jackson III, aka 50 Cent , filed two federal trademark applications on January 26th for the name of his 2003 rap album - GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN .  These applications, however, are not related to music.  Instead, the artist filed one application in ...

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California Company Files Trademark Application Related To High Speed Transport in Tubes
Hyperloop technology is on its way, if a recent trademark application is any indication. On January 23rd, a company in California called Hyperloop Technologies, Inc. filed a federal trademark application for the logo seen below. The interesting aspect of th...

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Ohio State Files Trademark Application for Black, White, and Red Stripe
Ohio State University added another application to its ever expanding federal trademark portfolio on January 19th.  On that date, the university filed a federal trademark application for the stripe seen below. The mark is described as "a stripe design conta...

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Viacom Files Trademark Application for HAMSTER HOTEL and Six Other Potential TV Shows
Viacom, Inc. had a busy day at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on January 18th.  On that date, the entertainment company and owner of the MTV, VH-1, BET, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon brands (among others), filed federal trademark applications for wh...

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Conor McGregor Files Trademark Applications for Perfume and Cosmetics
And, to be fair, the MMA/UFC fighter (or, more correctly, his business entity) included a number of other goods and services in the applications, including health and fitness training.  The federal trademark applications filed on January 9th by McGregor Spo...

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Is HANDSOCKS Merely Descriptive or Suggestive of Mittens?
Here's a fun one. On December 30th, an entity named Handsocks, LLC filed a federal trademark application for the design seen below , the literal element of which is HANDSOCKS. The applicant filed the application in Class 25 for "mittens", listing a first us...

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! How many "Merry Christmas" trademark registrations are active with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, you ask?  There are 22, to be exact, including 18 registrations.  Most applications or registrations appear to cover...
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