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Letter of Protest Trademark Sample: Bible Verse

Last updated on June 26th, 2020 When filing a Letter of Protest against a trademark application to register a Bible verse or other religious quotation as a trademark, here’s what you need to know: Legal Basis: Failure to Function – Religious Text See TMEP 1202.04(c) Evidence: It’s not enough to tell USPTO the verse reference. … Read more

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LOP Examples: Bible Verse

Last updated on June 26th, 2020 When filing a Letter of Protest against an application to register a Bible verse or other religious quotation as a trademark, here’s what you need to know: Legal Basis: Failure to Function – Religious Text See TMEP 1202.04(c) Evidence: It’s not enough to tell USPTO the verse reference. They … Read more

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LOP Examples: Class 035

As the Lord would have it, within a day or so of my conversation with Joe, my friend Rhonda shared with me FOUR new frivolous applications in IC 035 (online retail services) I could use to test out my understanding of Joe’s explanations. This is one of those four.

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He Loves Me

He Loves Me I Will Doubt Him Not

My friend is in a perfect storm of trials. As I prayed for her, I thought of the “He loves me, he loves me not” saying. It may be tempting to question God’s love in tough times, but this design reminds me why that’s the wrong response.

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A Smarter Mom is Moving!

The mommy blog will be showing up here at SmarterJoy.com. I’ll share encouragement, easy healthy meals, and whatever else I can from my 22 years and 6 kids-worth of motherhood to help moms “in the trenches” receive God’s grace and joy in the journey.

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Who’s Joe?

Last updated on June 9th, 2020 The Letter of Protest resources available on this website were produced with extensive guidance from USPTO staff, especially that of an Attorney Advisor with more than 20 years experience. Previously I have referred to this individual online as “my friendly Attorney Advisor contact” or “my USPTO Attorney Advisor friend.” But … Read more

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Narcissism, Neglect, and Addiction: Must-Listen Podcast

Last updated on June 9th, 2020 Joe Polish’s interview with Dr. Gerber Maté had me weeping not once but twice.  Once for the reminder of trauma I thought was forgotten; once for the damage caused by wrong responses… responses that perpetuate the narcissism/trauma/addiction cycle in our families. And, for the record, we’re all in dysfunctional families. … Read more

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Trademark Failure to Function by Dr. Roberts

Mrl Ilr Failure To Function

Last updated on August 6th, 2020 Yippee! Tonight the boys brought this in the mail… my long-awaited copy of Dr. Alexandra Roberts’ Trademark Failure to Function article for the Iowa Law Review. Here’s a link to her letter in case you’d like to read it. I am beyond ecstatic! My sweetheart knew something was up … Read more

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Praying for the Lost

Do you want to pray for the lost? Many are burdened for lost loved ones or wayward children. This post will empower you for spiritual warfare.