Last updated on June 10th, 2020 What’s behind the rise in trademark applications? Some blame China, but I think there’s more to it. And why and how are so many questionable trademarks registered? At the heart of it, trademarks should protect consumers from counterfeit products; instead, trademark trolling and questionable trademarks limit competition and innovation. … Read more
Last updated on July 12th, 2020 A revamped version of a post from 2018. IP Infringement Claim Response Have you received an email from the owner of a registered trademark telling you to remove your design? (Note: If the IP notice comes from the applicant for a new trademark, it’s probably best to respond with … Read more
Last updated on June 9th, 2020 Here’s an example of why you should treat your online business like a real business from Day 1. Without proper documentation, you won’t have a leg to stand on when the time comes to register a trademark for your brand. USPTO apparently audits registrations. The screenshot is hard to … Read more
GIRLBOSS’s attorney raises some interesting points to overcome USPTO’s initial “failure to function” refusal. I’m curious how USPTO will rule on this.
USPTO expects you to let them know if a registration will negatively impact your business. That’s why the Letter of Protest system is free.