Trademark e-registration certificate issuance accelerated to May 24

Starting May 24, approximately two weeks earlier than previously announced, the USPTO will begin issuing electronic registration certificates. The new date accelerates the benefits of the electronic certificates and addresses a recent paper vendor disruption. Due to the disruption, the…

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Investing Tip: Trademark Filings

According to a new study, trademark filings can serve as valuable indicators for investors. Researchers found that using a “trademark intensity” ratio (annual number of trademark filings per year divided by total assets for the year) trading strategy produced returns…

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USPTO To Begin Issuing Electronic Trademark Registration Certificates

On June 7, 2022, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will begin issuing electronic trademark registration certificates. Upon issuance, the electronic registration certificate will be the official registration certificate. After the USPTO begins issuing electronic registration certificates, trademark…

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Trademark Board Sustains Opposition, ruling in favor of AEROTREK aircraft

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board found that our client, Aerotrek IP Holdings, LLC, had established by a preponderance of the evidence that AeroTrek Applicant’s mark for its identified services so resembles Opposer’s AEROTREK mark in block letters for its…

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Athletes & Trademarks – What should athletes do to protect their name and logo?

Veteran Sports Attorney, Jill McBride Baxter, and Charlie Meyer discuss what athletes should do to protect their name or logo in the the context of NIL.  They talk about the ability (or inability) to use university marks in everything from pitches…

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Trademark Owners Beware of Fraudulent Solicitations

Entities such as Patent and Trademark Office, LLC, and Patent and Trademark Bureau, LLC give a false impression that they are the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), scamming more than 2,900 U.S. trademark registrants out of millions of…

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The Impact of BREXIT and EU Trademark Registrations

As you likely know, due to the United Kingdom leaving the European Union (Brexit), current European Union (EU) Trademark Registrations will no longer cover the territory of the United Kingdom. However, existing EU Registrations will continue to cover the remaining…

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Obtaining and Enforcing Patents and Trademarks for Flavor Burst

Flavor Burst is a leading manufacturer of flavor and candy delivery equipment for frozen confections. The company designs and manufactures self-serve dispensing systems that increase a restaurant and retail establishments’ menu flavor offerings for soft service ice cream, shakes, slushies,…

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Charlie Meyer quoted in The Indiana Lawyer, "Say what?: Trademark case tests ‘scandalous,’ ‘immoral’ standards"

Charlie Meyer was quoted in The Indiana Lawyer article, “Say What?: Trademark Case Tests ‘Scandalous,’ ‘Immoral’ Standards.” What’s more, the scandalous and immoral clause seemingly gives the government permission to treat some businesses differently than others based on the trademark…

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Using a Webpage as a Specimen for Products Associated with a Trademark

When registering a trademark, the Patent and Trademark Office requires the submission of a specimen to show that a trademark is being used in interstate commerce.  It is often tempting to simply submit a screenshot of a webpage showing the…

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Ambush Marketing and Clean Zone Ordinances for the Super Bowl

With Super Bowl week already in full swing in Indianapolis, we wanted to remind you of some of the legal issues surrounding ambush marketing in view of the clean zone ordinance put in place by the City of Indianapolis.  Ambush…

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Building the Strength of Your Trademark

So, you can rest easy now that you have a federal trademark registration, right?  No!  Federal trademark registrations provide many protections and advantages to trademark owners.  Nevertheless, even with federal trademark registrations in hand, trademark owners will benefit from active…

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