Posts Tagged: trademark Applications


Trademarking of Sarah Palin, You Can Trademark Your Name

The Trademark act of 1946 specifically allows a person to obtain a trademark in her name provided the proposed name mark meets certain criteria. And the Trademark Manual …
By Beth Hutchens
11 years ago 10

Apple and Microsoft Fight Over “APP STORE” Trademark App

The Apple application for “APP STORE” is currently in opposition proceedings at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Here’s the skinny in 4th grade prose. Back …
By Beth Hutchens
11 years ago 7

Trademark Power: Not All Trademarks Are Created Equal

You have probably had circumstances when you have positively associated with a certain trademark.  Perhaps you were traveling and had the option to eat at one of …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 1

Wall Street Journal Profiles Medical Marijuana, but not Important USPTO Issues

Earlier today the Wall Street Journal gave front page space to a story relating to the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Widely regarded as one of …
By Gene Quinn
11 years ago 6

Octomom Nadya Suleman Files Trademark Applications

I can honestly say that I never thought I would have any reason to write about Nadya Suleman, the so-called Octomom, but it appears as this omnipresent, …
By Gene Quinn
13 years ago 7

The Perils of Being Your Own Trademark Attorney

Trademark owners who attempt to file and prosecute their own trademark applications are really being pennywise and pound foolish. I appreciate the reasons for filing your own …
By Mark Malek
13 years ago 1

LegalZoom Continues Unauthorized Practice of Law

It is unbelievable to me that the United States Patent and Trademark Office allows LegalZoom.com to continue in what can only be described, at least in …
By Gene Quinn
13 years ago 22

Selecting the Right Trademark for Your Business

A “trademark” (which relates to goods) and a “service mark” (which relates to services) can be any word, name, symbol, or device, or any combination, used, or …
By Gene Quinn
13 years ago 0

Fraud Leads to Lost Trademarks and Patents

Today you can hardly do a search on any search engine on the topic patents or trademarks without stumbling across an ad from LegalZoom.com, or one …
By Gene Quinn
13 years ago 6

Trademarks Create Valuable Assets

Earlier this month Activision filed a trademark registration for “Guitar Hero Modern Hits.”  Guitar Hero is the massively popular video game that allows you to try and …
By Gene Quinn
13 years ago 0

Patriots Trademark 19-0?

By now it would seem that virtually everyone knows of the enormous upset pulled off by the New York Giants against the New England Patriots (17-14) in …
By Gene Quinn
14 years ago 3