Trademark Searches

Why Trademark Searches Are Not 100% Accurate Trademark searches cannot predict with 100% accuracy whether your trademark application will be blocked by a trademark registration, or prior filed application. In fact, the only time a trademark search is 100% is when the exact trademark mark is found for the exact same services. If this happens, [...]

What is a Standard Character Mark? – Word Marks vs. Design Marks

What are the Differences Between Standard Character Marks and Design Marks? When submitting a trademark application for your business, it is important to decide whether to submit a Standard Character Trademark (aka Word Mark), or a design mark (aka Logo). Clients regularly ask which of these they should apply for to get the [...]

Trademark Fraud Using Public Email Addresses

Trademark Fraud Occurs Every Day Using Public Email Addresses Criminal enterprises (spammers) use public trademark owner data to prey on trademark applicants and registrants. The Spammers collect public trademark information and use it to send Official Notices and Requests for Payment of fake renewal fees. Visit my Trademark Scam Information Page for detailed information [...]

What is an Incontestable Trademark Registration?

What is an Incontestable Trademark Registration?  A registered trademark is eligible to receive incontestable status after the first 5 years of its registration under Section 15 of the Lanham Act (15 U.S.C. Sect. 1065). • Incontestable trademark status denies others from challenging your trademark. A Combined Section 8 and 15 Declaration is required for applying for incontestable [...]

By |2019-11-22T02:47:56+00:00November 12th, 2019|maintenance, Trademark Guide, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Trademark Office Scams – Beware!

Beware of Trademark Office Scams As a trademark applicant and/or registrant, you should expect to receive multiple trademark office scams. Trademark office scams are often disguised as official notices from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) requesting payment of fees and/or threatening trademark cancellation.   Expect to Receive [...]

By |2020-05-14T16:03:47+00:00October 7th, 2019|filed, Trademark Guide, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Maintain Your Trademark Registration – An Overview of Important Filings

Maintain Your Trademark Registration - A Timeline of Important Filings Congratulations! Your trademark is officially registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. At this point in time, you have received the Certificate of Registration from the USPTO, but what happens next? In this article we are discussing the steps you should be [...]

By |2020-05-14T16:23:24+00:00September 27th, 2019|maintenance, Trademark Guide, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Trademark Renewal – Combined Section 8 & 9

Trademark Renewal - Combined Section 8 & 9 Filings As a trademark owner, it is important to consider the maintenance and renewal of trademark registrations. At this point in time, your trademark has been registered for a few years now. Between the fifth and sixth years after registration, you promptly filed the Combined Section [...]

By |2020-05-19T17:33:28+00:00September 10th, 2019|maintenance, Trademark Guide, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Trademark Renewal – What is a Combined Section 8 & 15 Declaration?

Trademark Renewal - What is a Combined Section 8 and 15 Declaration? When should you start thinking about Trademark Renewal for your registered mark? No filings are due for at least 5 years after your mark has been granted registration. Under normal circumstances, your trademark will not be cancelled or expire during that period. [...]

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