To successfully register a service mark, services associated with the mark must have been provided prior to registration. Advertising is not enough!
OHIM has announced the introduction of a new accelerated procedure for handling Community Trade Mark (CTM) applications.
U.S. trademark owners should conduct trademark searches both domestic and international markets that are of potential significance, even if the foreign search is merely a “knock-out” search for identical marks; and U.S. trademark owners should develop and implement strategies for… Read More ›
If you are considering a crowdfunding platform for your new venture, or if you are contemplating investing in a crowd-funded project, attention to intellectual property protection is critical.
Congratulations you’ve successfully secured a federally registered trademark for your business, blog, or creation!!! Go ahead and celebrate but remember this is not the end of your obligation. In addition to policing or searching for unauthorized use of the… Read More ›
So you have great idea blog, business, product, brand, etc.! Now what? How do you make sure you are protecting your asset? Well, an important part of protecting your invention, product or business is protecting the name. Start by outlining a strategic… Read More ›
As a trademark owner you have an obligation to “police” your trademark. What does that mean? You are responsible for finding and addressing infringement of your trademark rights. (Copyright holders have a similar obligation.) A major part of policing or… Read More ›