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 [...]

Ohio Man Applies for CORONAVIRUS as a Trademark for a Metal Band

Ohio Man Applies for CORONAVIRUS as a Trademark for a Metal Band On February 9th, Ohio college student Harley Ganiere applied for the trademark "Coronavirus" to use as a metal band name. Amid the COVID-19 outbreak that is still only beginning, Ganiere was one of the first of many to begin registering trademarks related to [...]

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 [...]

Christmas Trademarks

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from EsquireTrademarks.com! Christmas Trademarks It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  There are numerous retailers, activities, and events that help us celebrate the holiday season.  We’ve already discussed our favorite Halloween and Thanksgiving Trademarks,  so now we are featuring our favorite Christmas trademarks [...]

PHILLY’S OLDEST BAR Trademark Registration

PHILLY'S OLDEST BAR Trademark Registration The City of Philadelphia is home to many historically significant landmarks such as the Liberty Bell, the Declaration of Independence, and Love Park. Among the nationally recognized pieces of history is McGillin’s Olde Ale House, now officially registered with the USPTO as PHILLY'S OLDEST BAR. Philadelphia Trademark Attorney and Founder [...]

Public Citizen v Trump Complaint National Emergency Declaration

Lawsuit: Public Citizen v Trump Complaint National Emergency Declaration (Copy of the Complaint) On February 15, 2019, Public Citizen Litigation Group filed a Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.   The action seeks declaratory and injunctive relief with respect to President Donald [...]

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Notice of Trademark Publication

You've Received a Notice of Publication... Congratulations! Your trademark application is scheduled to publish in the Official Gazette. This means that the Examining Attorney at the Trademark Office has carefully reviewed and approved your application under the Trademark Statute and associated Regulations. Visit the Trademark Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR) database, and enter the [...]

Double Doink Trademark Application

Double Doink Trademark Application 2018 brought us the “Philly Special” and "Philly Dilly". This year, Philadelphia Eagles’ fans celebrated the “Double Doink” - the failed field goal attempt by Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey that allowed the Eagles to continue into the playoffs. Soon after, the season ended for the Eagles after losing to [...]

PSU Trademark Interview

Attorney Riddle Interviewed by CBS 10 WTAJ About PSU’s Trademark Application for HAPPY VALLEY Attorney Riddle, Owner of EsquireTrademarks.com, was recently interviewed by WTAJ’s Evan Hinkley, on whether or not Penn State University will be able to trademark “Happy Valley” on shirts and hats. Penn State University is applying for [...]

By |2019-11-27T22:55:42+00:00January 7th, 2019|pop, test, Trademark, Trademark News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Three Reasons Why Penn State Can’t Trademark Happy Valley

Penn State's HAPPY VALLEY Trademark Should Be Denied The Pennsylvania State University filed Trademark Application 88216706 on December 4, 2018, to register HAPPY VALLEY for use on headwear, shirts, and sweatshirts.  The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has accepted the application, but it still needs to be examined by [...]

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