Caroline Chicoine

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Caroline, as a member of the firm’s Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation industry team, focuses her practice on intellectual property and trademark law. She has spent much of her career counseling clients in the development and implementation of enforcement strategies for combating infringement activity on the internet, and is skilled at reclaiming domain names for her clients through negotiation and arbitration.

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Are your online trademark enforcements efforts being thwarted by inaccurate or inaccessible Whois data? If so, make your voices heard! Problems with the accuracy and completeness of the Whois global database of domain name registrants are probably not a new thing for your company. We have all been there. You obtain the Whois record for an infringing domain name just to find out it is either registered under a privacy/proxy service or contains blatantly false…
While all soccer eyes are on Russia, a company in Reno, Nevada has filed two new applications for the trademarks WORLD CUP 2026 – FAN INFO and WORLD CUP 2026 – U.S. TICKETS, just one day after North America was announced as the host of the World Cup in 2026. Also interesting to note is FIFA’s pending application for the mark USA 2026 was filed almost one year before North America was publicly announced as…
For many new companies, coming up with a unique name is not easy. As a result, companies often fall back on the family name of one of the founders as an easy and identifiable way to enter the marketplace. Companies may now want to rethink that approach given the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (PTO’s) new examination guidelines for trademarks incorporating surnames.…
According to BrandFinance’s annual report on the world’s most valuable brands, the GOOGLE trademark is the most valuable brand in the world; worth over $100,000 million. So how is it that the world’s most valuable brand is the subject of a claim that it has become generic and is no longer protectable? When a trademark owner develops a product category that is new to the marketplace, its success in branding can sometimes be its…