Archive for the ‘Conducting a Trademark Availability Search’ Category

What is Trademark Registration and How Do You Do It?

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Trademark registration is the process by which you file an application to the USPTO, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, asking the United States government to, essentially, acknowledge and validate that the word or brand or logo that you are submitting is, in fact, considered trademark worthy under U.S. law.

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How to Perform a Trademark Search and Obtain a Trademark Availability Opinion

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Hello, everyone, and welcome to a special edition of “Trademan’s Trademark Talkback.” Where you ask the questions you want and we give you the answers you need. Thanks for all your e-mails, texts, video chats, and everything else you send in; keep ‘em coming. We’ll try and take more throughout the show. With me, as always, is our Senior News Analyst, Grant Gainsworth, as well as our very special guest. You know her as an author, an educator, and a frequent contributor to this program, Professor Christina Graham-Lawson. Professor, welcome back.

Thanks, Mark. Happy to be back.

Well, let’s get right to it. First up: Janet in Springdale, Arkansas e-mails, “The USPTO recommends doing a ‘search’ before filing a trademark application. What does that mean?” Professor, would you like to take this one? Continue reading How to Perform a Trademark Search and Obtain a Trademark Availability Opinion »

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How to Correctly File a Trademark Registration

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Refusals. Delays. Loss of time and money. Usually leading to the death of a trademark application. That’s the report we’re getting from the Trademark Office at this hour. If you fail to search for conflicting marks before filing, improperly fill out the application, or fail to submit the proper supporting documents, you may create major deficiencies in your application. Take a look.

Yeah, I didn’t really know what I was doing. But, I’m in a band with some friends and we wanted to protect our band name. So, I got on-line after a show one night and filled out the application. Um, but doing it in a rush like that was a mistake because I wasted a year and 325 dollars. Did you know that fee was non-refundable? Continue reading How to Correctly File a Trademark Registration »

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Why Trademark Availability Assessments Make Sense

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Welcome to Trademark Law Radio, a top web resource on issues of trademark infringement, trademark licensing, trademark protection, and trademark registration.

This is Brian Hall, a trademark attorney with Traverse Legal, PLC, a law firm representing trademark applicants and owners in the enforcement of their trademark rights and defense of their trademark rights throughout the United States.  Today, I will be answering the question of why a trademark availability assessment makes sense. Continue reading Why Trademark Availability Assessments Make Sense »

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