December 2020 was the 2nd highest month this year for U.S. trademark applications originating from persons or entities in Lubbock, Texas. Fifteen trademark applications were filed in December. The trademark applications for products included clothing, eyewear, prepackaged school supplies, soda, downloadable music, and smoking supplies. Trademarks filed for services included restaurants, gaming services, educational services, and temporary loans. Five trademarks were registered in December 2020 for surgical services, consulting services, and inventory management.
When I read this story about NBA legend Michael Jordan being awarded emotional damages for misuse of his name in China, I’m reminded of the emotional damage I’ve suffered because I foolishly traded off his 1986-87 Fleer rookie card. Wish I could undo that trade from 30+ years ago. I probably need therapy to help me sort through this.
The new COVID relief legislation contains important changes to U.S. trademark and copyright law. We are evaluating how these new laws will impact our clients. This article is a good summary of the changes.