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The trademark year that was

Originally posted 2012-02-06 18:46:23. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Our hero John Welch is the guest on this podcast thingy (you know I’ve never really understood that stuff — “pod”?) on the Legal Talk Network called, “2011 Intellectual Property Year in Review and Outlook for 2012 – Part II: Trademarks.

Yeah, I know, but did I mention they have John on it?  They do, it seems, but there’s a picture of attorney Peter Lando, who I knew was not John because he has much less hair than John, who has much more.  But nice.  And he is evidently  the Lando in Lando & Anastasi, which is John’s firm.  So little by little, see, I’m catching on.

But you click on it, it seems, and there’s guitar music and then people talk.  Talk about:

important trademark cases and issues of 2011 that may continue well into the new year.  Peter and John discuss the high profile trademark battle between designers, Christian Louboutin and Yves St. Laurent, over a trademark for the color red for shoe soles; the trademark “bullying” report from the U.S. Commerce Department; recent happenings regarding fraud at the USPTO; the latest cases interpreting the trademark statute on dilution by blurring; and the effect of the recent launch of generic TLD’s on trademark owners.

That sounds worthwhile, and one of the voices for sure sounds like John, so there you go.  Go and pod with it.  Or cast your pod.  Cast.

TTABlog: Eight years of keeping tabs on the TTAB

Busy as John Welch of the TTABlogwe were last week licking our wounds from the aftermath of really bad weather, I missed the opportunity to wish a timely mazal tov to John “@TTABlog” Welch on the eighth anniversary of the TTABlog.  As John explains,

The first TTABlog posting went up on November 8, 2004. The subject? Former TTAB nemesis, Leo Stoller. Two-thousand four-hundred posts later, it’s still going. Thanks for reading!

When he says “it’s still going strong,” John assuredly does not mean Leo Stoller.

I try to acknowledge the significant blogmarks of those who preceded me and who are still at it, and as brilliantly as John Welch is especially.  Not that everyone appreciates my recollections, but, still, I speak truth to, uh power.