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.
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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.
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, […]
A brand name, a logo, a tagline. These are the traditional trademarks we are all used to. But what about the non-traditional ones that might come up only a handful of times in the course of a career prosecuting trademark applications?
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.
Likelihood of confusion rejections – 2(d) refusals – are a common type of obstacle for a trademark application. When the examining attorney finds a similar-looking trademark in the USPTO records, for similar-seeming goods or services, up goes the 2(d) flag. What if there is not just one other user of a similar mark, but many? […]
Wanting greater clarity and trying to appeal to wary potential clients, many trademark lawyers have adopted flat fees for trademark services. If you search around for a few minutes, you will see things like this: “$600+filing fee, filed by a lawyer” “Attorney representation from start to finish. $575+government fees”
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.
We have a few new and interesting USPTO trademark filings by Google, one to brand physical memory cards for use in authentication, where the name is PROJECT VAULT, and the other is for a squiggly logo for use with what sounds like a Minority Report-style gesture capturing technology.
Twitter filed last week for trademark protection for the mark BIRDSIGNALS, in an apparent move toward deeper ad products and market analysis. By the description of what its service offering will be, it looks like Twitter wants to help you use its data.
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