IPC attorney Ian C. Barras successfully represented Buddy Good, LLC before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in an opposition brought by Monster Energy Company. Monster filed its opposition in an attempt to prevent the registration of Buddy Good’s Monster Creole Seasoning® mark. Monster Creole Seasoning® is an original spice blend created in 1999 in New Orleans with a proprietary blend of spices crafted to appeal to those who enjoy flavorful food – the spice mix claims it, "Tastes so good it's scary!" IPC was able to negotiate an amicable resolution to the dispute resulting in Monster dismissing its opposition, and Buddy Good’s Monster Creole Seasoning® mark is now registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. IPC attorneys regularly assist clients with complex trademark issues.