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Why Should I Select a Distinctive Mark?
Posted on Jan. 26, 2017

There are many reasons to select a distinctive mark, that is, a mark that serves the purpose of identifying the source of the goods or services rather than describing some quality or characteristic of the goods or services. One reason is the availability of legal relief against cybersquatters. 

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Someone else is using my trademark as a username on Twitter. What can I do?
Posted on Aug. 17, 2016

Twitter prohibits “username squatting” (registering another’s trademark as a username). However, because Twitter gives out usernames on a first-come, first-served basis, without running a clearance check to make sure a requested username is not a trademark owned by someone else, username squatting inevitably happens.

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Attorney Brett D. Ekins

Brett D. Ekins is an experienced and accomplished trademark and intellectual property lawyer. He represents clients in intellectual property matters and commercial litigation throughout Utah, Nevada and California in state and federal courts, including high-stakes litigation involving trademarks, patents, copyrights and trade secrets. Brett also has extensive experience registering trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, including proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.