The Washington Redskins are on the verge of winning big! Their trademark rights are about to be vindicated. That’s one good reason, I say, for them to throw in the towel.
What do the Redskins, The Slants, and the ACLU have in common? Citing the First Amendment, they say free speech trumps the Government’s efforts to ban offensive trademarks.
Let’s consider three inventors who asserted patents against big companies and won. What does it take for a patent owner to succeed?
Intellectual property (IP)—patents and trademarks at the core—are largely creatures of national law, though there are international treaties that apply.
Most lawyers and business people know enough to call a patent attorney when they’re in trouble—they’ve been sued or threatened with a patent infringement suit,