Entries by chris@namewarden.net

USPTO: Some Trademark Registrations Can Be Updated

If your company has moved from selling physical media but now sells downloads or streaming services, you have an unusual and very helpful opportunity for your previous trademark registration.  The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has a new program to extend trademark protection to your new products.

Fifty Years of Beer Trademarks Filing Trends

Here at Name Warden, we work with trademarks, and we like beer.  Lately we have seen a lot of beer companies feuding over trademark rights.  For example, Magic Hat v Georgetown Brewing, Lagunitas v Sierra Nevada, Bell’s v Innovation Brewing, and on and on.

Soda Pop, Chocolate, and Product Configuration Trademarks

In our last post, we looked a colors of products or packaging as potential trademarks that can be protected for certain brands.  This time, let’s consider products themselves.  Not the packaging of the products or the colors used in advertising, but the things themselves.  When can the shape of the thing carry trademark rights for its sellers, […]

Are You Ready for Some Football Trademarks?

It’s only mid-August, but the Back-to-School ads are everywhere, which can only mean that football season is also upon us. Here at Name Warden, we see everything through a trademark-related lens, and it’s been a busy summer for football trademarks.

Apple files to register “MUSIC” trademarks

Apple has filed with the USPTO to register MUSIC with Apple’s familiar bitten-apple-outline logo as a trademark for software, broadcasting and telecommunications services, social networking, and entertainment.  The gist of the filings and international trademark classes for five trademark applications by Apple are listed here.