Posts Tagged: trademark office


TPAC Discussions Focus on Office Funding, Government Shutdown & Trademark Legislation

The Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) held its first quarterly meeting of 2019 on January 25... Despite the projection that without a long term solution to the government shutdown …

Event planner Blue Ivy wins motion for early discovery in trademark opposition case against Beyoncé

On June 21st, however, an administrative trademark judge at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) granted Blue Ivy’s motion for early discovery. The discovery is …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 1

Trademark applications filed on Trump’s 2020 campaign slogan, Keep America Great

When President Donald Trump’s campaign for re-election starts gearing up for the 2020 election season, you will know it when you hear him say that he wants …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 0

CAFC Vacates TTAB, Refuses Bright-Line Rule to Distinguish Software from Services Rendered

The Federal Circuit vacated the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board’s (“Board”) cancellation of two JobDiva service mark registrations—one in whole and the other in part—…

USPTO refuses registration of Golden Knights trademark for Las Vegas NHL franchise

In late November, the Las Vegas NHL hockey franchise, which will begin playing with the National Hockey League (NHL) in the 2017-18 season, announced that it would …
By Steve Brachmann & Gene Quinn
4 years ago 3

Trademark owners are often targeted by fraudulent, deceptive registry services

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s official website warns trademark owners about private companies who conduct trademark scams. These schemes involve companies, many of which …
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 4

Estimating the Costs for Filing, Registering, and Renewing Single-class Trademarks across the Globe

Estimates for renewing the trademark for one term (including the attorney costs) in the U.S. and the other seven Convention countries vary from $320 in Thailand to $2,120 …

The Cheesesteak Apostrophe: Restaurant Sues USPTO to Trademark “Philadelphia’s Cheesesteak”

A well-known sandwich and a little punctuation mark are at the heart of a lawsuit between a Philadelphia restaurant and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. …
By Corinne Kerston
8 years ago 0

USPTO Seeks Comment on Lowering Trademark Application Fees

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is seeking public comment on the possibility of adjusting trademark application fees, so …
By U.S.P.T.O.
8 years ago 0

USPTO Expands Trademark Law School Pilot Program

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the selection of nine additional law schools to join the Trademark …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 0

USPTO Announces 2012 National Trademark Expo

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host the 2012 National Trademark Expo on Friday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 20, at the USPTO’s headquarters in Alexandria, …
By U.S.P.T.O.
8 years ago 0

Exclusive Interview: Trademark Commissioner Cohn Part 2

On February 3, 2012, I had the pleasure of interviewing Deborah Cohn, the Commissioner for Trademarks at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Part 1 of the interview was …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 1

Exclusive Interview: Trademark Commissioner Deborah Cohn

On February 3, 2012, I had the pleasure of interviewing Deborah Cohn, the Commissioner for Trademarks at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Cohn oversees all aspects of …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 1

USPTO 2011 Trademark Expo, Fun for the Whole Family

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host the 2011 National Trademark Expo on Friday, October 14th, and Saturday, October 15th, at the USPTO’s headquarters …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 0

Kellogg’s Toucan Sam Asserted Against Archaeology Initiative

According to the Maya Archaeology Initiative press release, a detailed response was sent by their legal representative to Kellogg’s, which among other things asserted that the …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 37