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Dionne Heard Quoted in Law360 Article on Juneteenth Trademark Debate

Offit Kurman Intellectual Property Attorney Dionne Heard was quoted in Law360’s June 13, 2022 article, “'Juneteenth' Ice Cream Stirs Up Familiar Trademark Debate.” The article discusses a large company’s recent promotion of a Juneteenth-themed ice cream. Ms. Heard offered comment that there are currently no guidelines from the USPTO regarding trademarks that may be considered offensive or “questionable”. Ms. Heard further explains that so long as the trademark is being used in accordance with the rules set forth by the USPTO, there is no true violation, no matter how frustrating for consumers.

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