News 2018-10-26T13:54:03+00:00

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 will help protect your brand and business.  The purpose of this page is to identify some of the main benefits of federal trademark registration. A U.S. Trademark Registration Provides Nationwide Rights - All Fifty States and U.S. Territories In the United States, you are not legally required to register your mark.  Unregistered trademarks receive “common law” rights.  But, unregistered trademark rights only exist where the owner does business. A registered trademark provides nationwide rights in all fifty states and U.S. Territories such as Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, [...]

By | October 10th, 2018|

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 through Philadelphia’s Midtown Village without hearing or seeing something that has to do with Michael Schulson, one of the city’s most successful hospitality professionals. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Schulson worked in upscale restaurants such as New York’s Peacock Alley at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and David Burke’s Park Avenue Café, and Philadelphia’s Le Bec-Fin and Susanna Foo. Schulson managed Buddakan in NYC and Pod in Philadelphia before travelling to Japan to pursue his passion for Asian cuisine. During this time he strengthened both his culinary skills and his ability to speak conversational [...]

By | October 4th, 2018|

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, on the site of what used to be the Jack Frost Sugar Refinery, hence the name “SugarHouse”. SugarHouse is home to 3,000 slot machines and tables, and a variety of retail and dining centers. In 2014, the Casino initiated renovation plans to expand the casino floor, add a parking garage, and bring more amenities such as a health spa and event center. Guests can choose from multiple dining options to satisfy their cravings. People looking for more upscale restaurants can head over to Hugo’s Frog Bar and Chop House or Mian. If you’re looking for [...]

By | September 13th, 2018|

MEEK MILL Trademark Application Filed by Dream Chaser Records, Inc.

MEEK MILL Trademark Application Filed - Philadelphia, PA Dream Chaser Records, Inc. has filed a trademark application to register MEEK MILL for use in musical, apparel, and entertainment services.  The trademark application was filed on May, 23, 2018.  The trademark office typically examines the application within 4-6 months from the application date.  For more ... visit trademark application process and timeline. MEEK MILL Trademark Application Details Dream Chaser Records, Inc., is Meek Mill’s very own record label imprint that launched in October 2012. On May 23, 2018, about a month after his release from prison, Dream Chaser Records, Inc., applied to register MEEK MILL as a trademark for use in Compact discs, digital music downloads, audio and video recordings, and musical video recordings. In addition to, athletic apparel such as shirts, pants, jackets, footwear, hats and caps, athletic uniforms, and entertainment services in the nature of live [...]

By | August 31st, 2018|

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 written statement that “disclaims” “exclusive rights” to “unregisterable content” in a "trademark registration".  A trademark disclaimer is a written statement that “disclaims” “exclusive rights” to “unregisterable content” in a "trademark registration". Disclaimers protect the public’s First Amendment right to use generic or descriptive words.  Disclaimers deny trademark owners from claiming exclusive rights to these generic or descriptive words. 1. To Disclaim - disavow - deny ownership of Exclusive Rights to Unregisterable Content In other words, a disclaimer is an affirmative declaration, made of public record, that trademark registration does not cover [...]

By | August 16th, 2018|

The City of Philadelphia Applies to Register LOVE Park Trademark

Trademark Application Filed for LOVE Park The City of Philadelphia has applied to register the iconic LOVE Park as a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The LOVE Park trademark application was filed for use in promoting tourism and recreation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. LOVE Park Trademark - About LOVE Park: LOVE Park, officially recognized as John F. Kennedy Plaza, is located in the heart of the city, at the corner of 15th street and JFK Boulevard. In 1965, city planner Edmond Bacon, father of actor Kevin Bacon, designed the public space over an underground parking garage as an entrance to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The plaza’s nickname “LOVE Park” did not surface until 11 years later when the Love sculpture was brought to Philadelphia for the United States Bicentennial. In 1970, American pop artist Robert [...]

By | August 2nd, 2018|

Trademark Application Filed for Philadelphia’s “Trust the Process”

Trademark Application Filed for Locally Praised Mantra "Trust the Process" In the midst of Philadelphia’s most successful year for professional sports, the nationally recognized and locally praised mantra Trust the Process was applied for as a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  On May 8, 2018, an Intent-to-Use trademark application was filed by applicant Michael Curry for “Trust the Process” used with Sports Camp and Entertainment Services Featuring Appearances by Sports Celebrities.  The Origin of “Trust the Process” The evolution of the phrase began in 2013, when the former General Manager of the Philadelphia 76ers, Sam Hinkie, emphasized the importance of minor victories and patience during the team’s rebuilding period. It wasn’t until 2015 that the phrase surfaced, spreading rapidly through the NBA and following the Sixers’ success as they made it to the second round of playoffs in 2018. [...]

By | July 10th, 2018|

The Trademark Process – Trademark Application Process and Timeline

What Is the Trademark Process and Timeline for Your Trademark Application? The trademark process and timeline described below sets out the procedure once the application is filed. Before the application is prepared and filed, we interview and consult with you.  We discuss the various options, risks, and benefits that are presented with your trademark situation.  We provide  you with guidance and feedback regarding your trademark.  We endeavor to provide you with a full and clear picture of what you can expect in the trademark process.  With 18 years experience in trademark law and litigation, we can anticipate most issues and craft the trademark application in a way that avoids most rejections and refusals. Once Your Trademark Application Is Filed, the entire trademark process takes 6-8 months.  Office actions and third party oppositions can extend this timeline significantly.  We keep you informed of the developments regarding your trademark application as [...]

By | May 21st, 2018|

PHILLY DILLY Trademark Likely to Register With U.S. Trademark Office

PHILLY DILLY Trademark Application Likely to Register in Apparel Category In December 2017, an Arizona based corporate entity named Royal Palm Entertainment, LLC filed an Intent to Use Trademark Application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for PHILLY DILLY in connection with Hats; Hoodies; and T-Shirts. On April 18, 2018, The USPTO sent out a Notice of Publication for the Philly Dilly Trademark Application. This means that the Philly Dilly Trademark Application will be published for opposition by third parties. If unopposed, Philly Dilly will be Granted Registration once a statement of use is timely filed by the applicant. The Philly Dilly Trademark Application has Been Allowed and will be Published for Opposition The Philly Dilly Trademark Application was allowed and will be published  for opposition in the USPTO's Trademark Official Gazette. All trademark applications filed with the USPTO are [...]

By | April 25th, 2018|

Amazon Brand Registry Trademark

Amazon now requires brands provide a Trademark Registration for enrollment into the Amazon Brand Registry. In order to enroll in the Amazon Brand Registry, the owner must have a registered trademark. The Amazon Brand Registry offers Brand Owners powerful tools for stopping piracy and infringement. They include “proprietary text and image search, predictive automation based on your reports of suspected intellectual property rights violations, and increased authority over product listings with your brand name.“ For more details on these tools, visit the Amazon Brand Registry Trademark Page. Register Your United States Trademark We are available to assist you in filing applications to register your trademark, service mark, logo, or packaging design. As a licensed attorney, I can answer your questions and help resolve any issues you may have about registering your brand. We can anticipate most rejections and address them before the application gets [...]

By | April 23rd, 2018|