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. [...]

By |2019-03-06T21:58:03+00:00March 6th, 2019|Trademark Guide, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2019-02-16T22:36:11+00:00February 16th, 2019|Trademark, Trademark News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 [...]

Tips for Naming your Business

Tips for Naming Your Business - An Overview Naming a business is a complex and time-consuming process.  So far, we have discussed Choosing a Company Name for Trademark Use, Legal Considerations When Naming Your Business, and The Stylistic Approach to Naming Your Business.  Here is a summary of our most important tips for [...]

By |2019-02-04T23:58:34+00:00February 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 |2019-01-07T21:54:55+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 [...]