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What is a Sweepstakes Parlor?

An Internet sweepstakes parlor is an establishment that offers games of chance with prizes in conjunction with other services, like Internet access or telephone cards.  Although often seen as gambling, owners of sweepstakes parlors claim to be operating under...

Trademarks Live, Die, and Return

Trademarks Live. The Lincoln Futura: Car enthusiasts will remember this concept car from the 1950s.  Television enthusiasts will remember that it was the basis for the Batmobile from the Adam West “Batman” series. Trademarks Die. In 2005, Ford (owner of Lincoln)...

Domain Names in Different Alphabets

On November 16, 2009, ICANN (the international organization) started to test the ability to have Internet domain names be in alphabets outside of Roman characters. What does this mean from a trademark perspective? It means a lot more websites to protect from trademark...