The furniture industry has seen an increase in trademark registrations in recent times. Many of the trademarks in the furniture industry are associated with design rights.
Trademark registration for personal names may prevent other entities from making a profit through the unauthorized use of that person’s name.
The musical works from which a sample originates are usually protected by copyright, there are specific copyright laws which address the legality of the use of samples. Failure to abide by these copyright laws violates the rights of the performer of the original music.
Bad-faith trademark registrations are blatant violations of accepted ethical standards in the corporate and intellectual property fields.