Caviar Nails: The Point

Friday, I gave you the background of the Ciate dispute.  Today Im giving a legal analysis (I am not a lawyer) and wrapping it up into a final point of the whole issue.  The Lanham Act protects unregistered trademarks to the same extent as registered marks because trademark rights emanate from the use and not … Continue reading Caviar Nails: The Point

Caviar Nails: The Background

Caviar Nails Dispute In March 2012, Ciaté applied for a trademark for the word mark ‘Caviar Manicure’ and ‘Ciaté Caviar Manicure‘.  After they applied for the trademark, they apparently notified several Nail Polish Bloggers that should stop calling their manicures topped with tiny round balls, ‘caviar’ manicures.  Some people may ask, ‘what exactly is a … Continue reading Caviar Nails: The Background