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Steve Brachmann

Steve Brachmann is a graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Law, having earned his Juris Doctor in May 2022 and served as the President of the Intellectual Property Law Society during the 2021-22 school year. He currently works as a freelancer on research projects, blogging and media consulting and is accepting offers to work. Steve has written on intellectual property topics since January 2013. Other than IPWatchdog, Steve’s work has also been published by the Center for Intellectual Property Understanding, and he has worked as a ghostwriter on IP topics for several entities. Currently living in Buffalo, NY, Steve also works as a stage actor and pet sitter.

Recent Articles by Steve Brachmann

APPLE JAZZ Owner Pursues Cancellation of APPLE Mark for Entertainment Services in District Court

On June 7, professional trumpet player Charles Bertini filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of California seeking the cancellation of trademark rights owned by consumer tech giant Apple covering the use of the company’s name in connection with entertainment services. Bertini’s lawsuit is the latest effort in his nearly decade-long battle to obtain a federal trademark registration for APPLE JAZZ, a mark which Bertini has used to market live entertainment since 1985.

TikTok’s ‘Grossly Insufficient’ Discovery Responses Lead to Motion to Compel in Cellspin Soft Patent Case

On June 6, patent owner Cellspin Soft filed a motion to compel  in the Eastern District of Texas seeking a court order requiring Chinese social media company TikTok to provide additional responses to interrogatories regarding proper venue in the case. Cellspin Soft’s motion charges TikTok with refusing to provide information within the company’s knowledge about several venue-related aspects of the case, including the identity of corporate whistleblowers and the location of servers used by TikTok’s data security initiative known as Project Texas.