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Panitch Schwarze Partner Provides Trademark Insights to CNN Money

February 22, 2017

CNN Money’s Heather Long sought the professional opinion of Panitch Schwarze partner Fred Tecce on the probability of success for several big-name businesses in the race to trademark the phrase, “fake news.”

Three U.S companies are attempting to trademark the term. Two of the companies are highlighted in the article, Film Roman and AdMagic and Breaking Games. Film Roman, the animators behind The Simpsons, are hoping to create a TV show called “Fake News.” AdMagic and Breaking Games, the creators of the adult party game Cards Against Humanity, are seeking the trademark to create a game around the concept.

Tecce pointed out that all three of the companies may be rejected by the USPTO and that the office will have to decide if “Fake News” is worthy of trademark registration.

Read the article here.

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