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 |2019-01-07T21:54:55+00:00January 7th, 2019|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 [...]

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 [...]

Top 5 Free Business Name Generators

Top 5 Business Name Generators One of the most difficult tasks of starting a business is choosing the company name.  Not only do you need to come up with a creative and catchy name, you need to consider the legal formalities of naming your business, and make sure there is a corresponding domain name [...]

By |2018-11-21T17:50:49+00:00November 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Popular Thanksgiving Brands

Popular Thanksgiving Brands Celebrate Thanksgiving with Esquiretrademarks.com by honoring popular Thanksgiving brands!  Many long-standing traditions surrounding this holiday involve brands that are registered trademarks with the USPTO. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade® Thanksgiving 2018 takes place on Thursday, November 22.  That morning, more than [...]

PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese – Geographically Descriptive Trademark Registrable With Secondary Meaning

Example of a Geographically Descriptive Trademark That Has Gained Secondary Meaning The examples listed in What is the Trademark Supplemental Register inherently fail to identify a brand (business of origin), but rather identify a location of origin.   The Trademark Act rarely grants monopolies for geographic terms.   The exception is when the name acquires [...]

By |2018-11-06T16:55:02+00:00November 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Philadelphia Haunted House Halloween Trademarks

Philadelphia Haunted House Halloween Trademarks Philadelphia is home to a number of the most top-rated haunted attractions in the country.  The city's rich history provides the perfect setting for ghost tours, hayrides, and terrifying haunted houses.  In the spirit of Halloween, we're highlighting Philadelphia Haunted House Halloween Trademarks.  Eastern [...]

Responding to a Final Office Action

What Is a Final Office Action? A Final Office Action is an official letter issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”).  A Final Office Action issues when the applicant has filed response to a first office action, but did not resolve the original grounds for rejection.  In this Final Office Action [...]