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Trademark Monitoring Scam: Don’t get dooped

April 8, 2011 by · Comments Off
Filed under: trademark, Trademark Articles 

Be careful about scam mail regarding your trademarks.

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What does ‘Use in Commerce’ mean in your USPTO trademark application?

January 14, 2011 by · Comments Off
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Before a mark can be registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office an applicant must demonstrate the mark’s “Use in Commerce”. Simply meeting the evidentiary burdens of the USPTO application, however, does not necessarily mean your registered mark will stand up to an attack of the mark’s validity. The concept of ‘Use in Commerce’ is essential for every trademark applicant to understand, as a misapplication of this concept can result in an abandoned application or worse, a registration that crumples under a legal challenge.

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Facebook Continues its Litigation Trend – The Next Target: Lamebook

November 15, 2010 by · Comments Off
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Facebook sues Lamebook over trademark infringement.

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Rosetta Stone Gears up for a Battle Against Google and the Future of Adwords

November 5, 2010 by · Comments Off
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Rosetta Stone challenges the legality of Google’s AdWords.

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Trademark Abbreviations & The Public Use Doctrine

August 18, 2010 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Business, law, trademark, Trademark Articles 

Does trademark registration protect the nickname of the registered mark?  For example, if someone owned the mark PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY would the abbreviation PBJ or PB&J be protected?  Under the public use doctrine, abbreviations or nicknames used by the public can give rise to protectable trademark rights.  Nat’l Cable Television Ass’n, Inc. v. American [...]

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