The Navajo Nation is one of the largest indigenous tribes of Native Americans. Its language has been featured in major motion pictures and its culture has been portrayed in books and on TV. Yet, as far as trademarks go, all this recognition may not be enough for “Navajo” as a trademark to qualify as famous. That’s what a judge recently declared as he threw out a trademark dilution claim from the Navajo Nation’s trademark infringement suit against the clothing store Urban Outfitters.
Johnny Manziel has yet to play in a regular season NFL game for his new team, the Cleveland Browns, but judging by his recent trademark application he seems to have long term plans in town. The much hyped quarterback filed a trademark application on the name “Johnny Cleveland” in the class covering athletic apparel. While it remains to be seen whether Manziel will be successful on the field, he is no stranger to protecting his celebrity image. The Johnny Cleveland trademark application is Manziel’s 10th filing.
Comic-Con has become a big deal. Multiple conventions are held annually throughout the country. Thousands of people attend. But the San Diego installment of the event wants to make sure that everyone knows that it is the real, original Comic-Con and is taking action to do so.
If you have a product or name that is unique for your business, it is important to get a trademark to protect that special name or product. Chances are, you have worked very hard to think up a unique product, and it is important to establish a presence in the market world. Typically, trademarked products or names attract more customers than those without trademarks because customers know the trademark means quality.
One of the most exciting and fun parts of starting a business is coming up with a brand name for your products. No matter how many good ones seem to be taken, there are always plenty more ideas for product names — and yours can be original and eye-catching. Brainstorming can be amusing and entertaining, a break from hard work.