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In this age of web-based product marketing and sales, the Federal Circuit provides a reminder that a web page may not suffice as an acceptable specimen to establish use of a trademark with a product.

In order to constitute a valid trademark, and to register the trademark, the mark must be used on or with

It seems to me that if there is a true national crisis, then we don’t need to think about it, we don’t need to debate it, we don’t need to schedule a TV announcement in the future, and we don’t need to pontificate. If there is a true national crisis, such as the attack on

Copyrights last a long time, but they do eventually expire. This is now the case with works first published in the U.S. in 1923, and previous.

The term of copyright can be confounding since there have been so many modifications to the term over the years. For this purpose, it is useful to consult a

“In my many years, I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a Congress.” (Attributed to John Adams in the 1969 musical 1776)