Trademark System Bias


Welcome to a series about the threat and impact of questionable trademarks.
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TM System Bias, Part 11: Letter of Protest Fees

Trademarks referenced by this series are included only to illustrate how Trademark System Bias affects outcomes. See more. All opinions are my own. I'm not an attorney and you're not my client. When relevant, posts are sponsored or contain affiliate links. More Legal

Here’s the letter I sent explaining why it would be wrong for USPTO to charge a fee of any kind for filing a Letter of Protest.

TM System Bias, Part 10b: Halo Effect on GIRLBOSS

Trademarks referenced by this series are included only to illustrate how Trademark System Bias affects outcomes. See more. All opinions are my own. I'm not an attorney and you're not my client. When relevant, posts are sponsored or contain affiliate links. More Legal

TTAB and GIRLBOSS are paving the way for faulty trademark registrations. No, they’re widening a roadway that was paved in New York. How? The Halo Effect.

TM System Bias, Part 10c: Halo Effect on I LOVE NY

Trademarks referenced by this series are included only to illustrate how Trademark System Bias affects outcomes. See more. All opinions are my own. I'm not an attorney and you're not my client. When relevant, posts are sponsored or contain affiliate links. More Legal

TTAB and GIRLBOSS are paving the way for faulty trademark registrations. No, they’re widening a roadway that was paved in New York. How? The Halo Effect.

TM System Bias, Part 08f: LOP Challenges: Arguments Definition

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This post explores how USPTO’s overly-broad definition of “argument” leads to the rejection of relevant evidence and needless errors by examiners.

TM System Bias, Part 08e: LOP Challenges: Relevancy Standards

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Learn how overly-strict “Merely Informational” protest evidence relevancy standards bias USPTO toward faulty trademark registrations.

TM System Bias, Part 06c: More USPTO Challenges & Efforts

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This post is one of three that discuss the trademark system’s bias toward faulty registrations and steps USPTO has taken to reduce it.

TM System Bias, Part 06b: TMEP’s Fuzzy Language

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This post is one of three that discuss the trademark system’s bias toward faulty registrations and steps USPTO has taken to reduce it.

TM System Bias, Part 08d: Protest Challenges: Class 035 Relevancy Standards

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Learn how inconsistent evidence relevancy standards in Class 035 increase USPTO’s bias toward faulty trademark registration.

TM System Bias, Part 08c: Incomplete Phrases Loophole

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Perhaps the biggest source of bias toward faulty trademark registrations is the loophole that allows easy registration of incomplete phrases.

TM System Bias, Part 08b: Intent To Use Loophole

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Why so many questionable trademarks? The hands of USPTO’s examining attorneys are tied by loopholes, fuzzy language, and overly-strict protest rules.