This is my placeholder post for linking to a formatted PDF of the letter I’m sending USPTO to oppose the Letter of Protest fees. If it’s still looking like this by August 10, it means a pending personal issue escalated and you’ll have to make do with the plain text version. Sorry!
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 June 9th, 2020 Letter of Protest Form – USPTO’s form to protest trademark applications that should not register. To properly complete the form, review my Letter of Protest posts and/or join a group.
Last updated on June 10th, 2020 “Make America Grateful Again” is a registered trademark for hats and T-shirts (SN87587829). As if a typical consumer seeing products bearing this “mark” (decorating shirts in large print across the center of the chest) would be gullible enough to think it’s a “brand” and not a satirical political slogan. … Read more
Read I believe the eight varieties of LIFEGUARD trademarks should all be canceled.
Last updated on June 9th, 2020 Love it! Here’s a great example of a term’s failure to function without widespread use on goods. This is a big deal, because in the Merch By Amazon fight against questionable trademarks, USPTO has typically denied Letters of Protest that did not include evidence of many competing products. But … Read more
Last updated on June 23rd, 2020 FRIVOLOUS TRADEMARKS: IC 35 Letter of Protest update: My Dog Mom Letter of Protest was dismissed in part and denied in part: 1) a “failure-to-function — widely used message” refusal was already issued, so my protest on that basis is moot (irrelevant); 2) my “premature claim of use in … Read more