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, [...]

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 [...]

BLACK FRIDAY Trademark Registration

BLACK FRIDAY has been registered as a trademark with the USPTO for use in Advertising & Marketing services. BLACK FRIDAY - Trademark Registration Details Black Friday has been registered as a trademark to be used in Advertising and Marketing services such as social media, search engine marketing, inquiry marketing, internet [...]

Four Key Legal Considerations When Naming Your Business

Naming Your Business - Protect Your Brand Choosing the right name for your business can determine your success. A powerful name can create outstanding marketing and branding opportunities. However, choosing a name that is already taken – or choosing a name you can’t protect – can result in negative publicity and legal issues for [...]

10 Strategies to Consider When Choosing a Company Name for Trademark Use

Choosing a Company Name Is Hard Work Trademark law is a maze of rules that dictate whether you can own exclusive rights to a company name or brand. Choosing a company name for trademark use involves balancing a stylistic process with a system of trademark rules. When you work through the stylistic process of [...]

Benefits of Trademark Registration

Benefits of Trademark Registration - Should You Register Your Mark? It’s a fundamental question in trademark law: What are the benefits of a registered trademark?  I must discuss this at least three times week with trademark clients.  In addition to providing a general sense of security, there are numerous benefits of trademark registration that [...]

Harp & Crown Trademark Application Filed by Owner Michael Schulson

Harp & Crown Trademark Application Filed by Owner Michael Schulson Michael Schulson, Founder and CEO of Schulson Collective, filed a Harp & Crown trademark application to be used with bar and restaurant services. The trademark was registered on March 6, 2018. About Michael Schulson It is nearly impossible to stroll [...]

PHILLY LOVES A WINNER Trademark Application Filed by SugarHouse Casino

PHILLY LOVES A WINNER Trademark Application Filed by SugarHouse HSP Gaming, L.P., to register the phrase for use in Casino Services. About SugarHouse Casino SugarHouse Casino, Philadelphia’s very first Casino, is a state of the art complex located along the Delaware River in Philadelphia, PA. The Casino opened in 2010, [...]

What is a Trademark Disclaimer?

What Is a Trademark Disclaimer? If you are reading this, you likely have an office action that is requiring a trademark disclaimer.  The Examining Attorney at the Trademark Office will not allow your trademark application until you enter a disclaimer of a portion of the trademark or service mark.  A trademark disclaimer is a [...]

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