Irene Calboli, ‘Trade marking “COVID” and “Coronavirus” in the USA: an empirical review’

“Famous and sensational event often leads to several entities filing trade mark applications that include terms related to these events. The most recent example of this phenomenon is the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to large numbers of (largely controversial) filings worldwide. In this article, I review the applications including the terms ‘COVID’ and ‘Coronavirus’ filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in 2020. These data offer significant information related to the type of products for which the applications were filed, the type of filing entities, the legal basis for filings, and the timing of these filings throughout the months of 2020 …” (more)

Irene Calboli, ‘Trade marking “COVID” and “Coronavirus” in the USA: an empirical review’, Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, https://doi.org/10.1093/jiplp/jpab032. Published: 11 June 2021.

First posted 2021-06-15 10:15:11

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