Posts Tagged ‘Trademark Application’

In re I-Coat: Internet Evidence in Ex Parte Proceedings

Less than two weeks ago, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) issued its precedential decision in In re I-Coat Company, LLC. The case involved I-Coat’s appeal from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (“USPTO”) refusal to register its three trademark applications for INDIGO for corrective lenses based on a likelihood of confusion with Schwabe…

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Attorneys Signing Trademark Application Papers: Is the Fear of Becoming a Witness and Being Disqualified Overblown?

Trademark applications need to be signed. Other documents in the trademark prosecution process—like statements of use, § 8 declarations of use, § 9 renewals—need to be signed. And the rules are clear that the attorney of record can sign those documents on behalf of the applicant. Yet, many trademark attorneys have a strict policy against…

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Can a Hashtag Be Trademarked? #ItDepends

Happy New Year, Trademark Well readers! Take a big whiff of 2016. Doesn’t it smell a whole lot like trademarks? And on to the first content of 2016 … *** Hashtags are freaking everywhere. They’re not just on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook anymore. They’ve been let out of their cage—hashtags are not just being used…

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Why I Use My Email Address as Applicant's Email Address on a Trademark Application

Things are so much easier nowadays. Most communications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) occur through email (assuming you’ve authorized that form of communication). How many of us even remember the nightmare that used to be Express Mail? In fact, it’s not even called Express Mail anymore—it’s now called Priority Mail Express.…

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