BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Crocs, Inc. (NADSAQ: CROX), the footwear company, said in a press release today that it had filed lawsuits against 21 companies alleging infringements of its registered trademarks. The lawsuits, filed in multiple U.S. District Courts, seek monetary damages for violations relating to Crocs’ three-dimensional trademark rights. Defendants namedMORE HERE

Whenever possible, companies should keep these corporate names in the active column. Instead of confusing the consumer, they are a valuable hidden link to the past that most don’t notice, but trigger memories in some. Use the company name on a product, or on a tee-shirt, or on a division. Try out a new product, a risky one, with the old name on it.MORE HERE

ALEXANDRIA – The United States Patent and Trademark Office will host the 2011 National Trademark Expo on October 14-15 at the USPTO’s headquarters in Alexandria, Va.  The free two-day event is designed to educate the public about the value of trademarks in the global marketplace. Exhibitors are invited to showcaseMORE HERE

ARLINGTON – All statutory changes enacted through November 1, 2009 that affect U.S. intellectual property law are covered in the 2010 Edition of Patent, Trademark and Copyright Laws. In the 2010 Edition, patent practitioners will get coverage of: All recent changes that relate to the Fiscal Year 2010 appropriations forMORE HERE

ARLINGTON – When do the Energizer Bunny, Hershey’s Kisses, McGruff, Mr. Jelly Belly, the Pillsbury Doughboy and Sprout get together? If your answer is that new, terribly clever MasterCard commercial, you are only partly right. They also get together at the Trademark Expo set for this weekend in Virginia justMORE HERE

NEW YORK – INTA, the International Trademark Association, is hosting the 2009 In-House Trademark Counsel Workshop on March 2, 2009 at the New York Marriott East Side. INTA’s 2009 In-House Trademark Counsel Workshop is designed specifically for in-house professionals, and offers a unique opportunity to benchmark and share your plansMORE HERE