Winnie the Pooh and Bambi Enter Public Domain

But only the original books, not the Disney adaptations.

Tom Brady Is No Tom Terrific Says The Patent And Trademark Office

Tom Brady tried to trademark the nickname “Tom Terrific.” It didn’t go so well.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Lanham Act Prohibition On “Immoral” Trademarks

The Supreme Court has struck down a provision of the Lanham Act barring approval of “immoral” or “scandalous” trademarks as unconstitutional.

Federal Government Ends Effort To Strip Redskins Of Their Trademarks

In light of a recent Supreme Court decision, the Federal Government is ending its defense of an effort to revoke the trademarks of the Washington Redskins.

Supreme Court Appears Skeptical Of Law Barring ‘Offensive’ Trademarks

A majority of the Supreme Court appears to be skeptical of a Federal law barring trademark protection for “offensive” names and slogans.

Vast Majority Of Native Americans Not Offended By ‘Redskins’ Name, New Poll Claims

A new poll indicates that the argument that the name “Redskins” is disparaging is not an accurate statement of how Native Americans themselves feel about the issue.

Federal Appeals Court Ruling Raises Doubts About Rulings Against Redskins Trademarks

A ruling in an unrelated case raises serious doubts about the law used to revoke the Washington Redskins trademarks because they are allegedly ‘disparaging.’

Federal Judge Upholds Revocation Of Redskins Trademarks

A Federal Judge has uphold a Patent Office ruling revoking the Redskins Trademarks on the ground that they are “disparaging” toward Native Americans.

The Redskins Trademark Decision Is Legally Dubious, And Troubling

However you feel about the Redskins name, the decision to retroactively repeal their trademarks is troubling on many levels.

Washington Redskins Trademark Canceled

The US Government has deemed the nickname of the capital’s NFL club racially offensive.

Fifty Senators Call On N.F.L. To Change Redskins Name

Once again, Washington politicians are pontificating about the Washington Redskins.

Pentagon Orders Service Seals Off Wreaths Across America Trucks

The DOD says Walmart was violating its trademarks.

Sherlock Holmes Is Public Domain–Or Is It?

“Who owns Sherlock Holmes?” The answer is . . . complicated.

Sarah Palin Trademarks Her Name

As of June 17, Sarah Palin is a registered US trademark, serial number 85-170,226.