Trademarks are an extremely important part of any business’s intellectual property strategy. As part of your trademark game plan, a proper clearance search to check if something is already trademarked and avoid conflicts is one of the first steps to take.
In this post, game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at a recent Kickstarter trademark dispute over the name “Steamcraft” and gives some tips for game creators.
Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck discusses some of the bad things that can happen if you don’t do a proper trademark search before publishing your game.
California lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at the latest news from the USPTO – certain trademark registration fees have been reduced.
Confused about trademarks and trademark infringement? I’ve got a new guest post up on Stonemaier Games’ Kickstarter Lessons blog – check it out!
Game lawyer Zachary Strebeck examines some of the ways that a trademark holder can lose their rights. These issues range from non-use to becoming generic, and are all dangerous if a mark is to maintain its distinctiveness.
Game attorney Zachary Strebeck examines some of the case law surrounding the use of third-party trademarks in video games. While trademark protection is generally very strong, in these cases the First Amendment often reigns supreme.
California game lawyer Zachary Strebeck looks at how someone might be liable for trademark infringement if they use another company’s mark when advertising their game project, as well as an affirmative defense to this infringement.