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Kate Montgomery is a graduate from Arizona State University's Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Kate previously attended the University of Arizona where she earned her undergraduate degree in Spanish and Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL). When Kate is not studying or working, she enjoys trivia nights, making costumes, and visiting with friends and family. 

Cultural Appropriation (TM)

Consumers are becoming more aware and active against negative cultural appropriation. Fashion designers who have passed off indigenous patterns as their own, models walking...

What’s in an Olympic Trademark?

During the 2018 Winter Olympics, the official logo seemed to be everywhere, from the corner of television broadcasts to the back of the gold...

The Deep Freeze: What the US Navy and this Kitchen Appliance have in Common

During the Cold War, the United States wasn’t just involved in a space race, they were also involved in a race to the South...

The Scent of Parody? Balenciaga sued over Little Trees trademark

After escaping Nazis and settling in New York, Julius Sämann invented the “Little Trees” car air fresheners in 1952. Today his company, Julius Sämann...

Not So Imaginary: Arizona city owns “WestWorld” trademark

The second season of HBO’s “Westworld” premieres April 22nd. The first season followed the employees and robots that create an immersive “western” experience for...

Trademarking Imaginary Goods: A Star Wars Story

Trademark law in the United States is centered around “use in commerce.” In other countries, trademarks are thought to be a gift from the...

What makes a Monster?: Monster Energy Company’s History as a Brand Bully

Monster Energy Company was the biggest trademark bully of 2017. And 2016. And 2015. In fact, Monster Energy Company has been the biggest trademark...

Companies Who Filed the Most Trademark Oppositions in 2017

Background The USPTO publishes the Official Gazette (“OG”) as official notice to the public of trademark applications the agency intends to register. The OG is...

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