Verna Law Blog - Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Law

Elvis Presley: What IP rights are there in the King?

The company that holds all of Elvis Presley’s merchandising rights, Authentic Brands Group (ABG), is telling everyone in Las Vegas they can’t use his name. “This couldn’t hit at a worse time. It’s not a good thing,” Clark County Clerk Lynn Goya told the Las Vegas...

Anthony Verna Video Blog 37 – Thoughts Behind Trademark Damages

Here's a lightly-edited transcript of the video blog: Hi, I'm Anthony Verna, managing partner, Verna Law, back for another video blog: We have some thoughts on trademark damages. If you are going into federal court and you are going to be a plaintiff, here are a...

Verna Law Video Blog 36: The Trademark Modernization Act of 2020

Lightly-edited transcript of the blog entry: Hi, I'm Anthony Verna, managing partner, Verna Law. Let's talk a little bit about the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020. That's right. Congress passed a COVID spending bill and tucked in some other legislation. Congress,...

Verna Law Video Blog 35: New Higher Fees at the USPTO for 2021

Hi, I'm Anthony Verna, managing partner, Verna Law. You can see us on the web at vernalaw.com. So 2021 is coming up - Happy New Year! That's why we're dressed casually: It's the holiday season.! However, the patent and trademark office has said big changes come in...