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.
Here are the guidelines I use and recommend when deciding whether it’s worth my time to file a Letter of Protest against a frivolous trademark.
Here are 10 facts every entrepreneur should know about the Letter of Protest system and the fight against questionable trademarks.
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.
Trademark trolling means using one’s trademark registration to limit competition. Not all frivolous trademark owners are trademark trolls.
To clean up the frivolous trademark mess at Amazon and Etsy, we need to start with a basic understanding of trademarks and copyrights.
It’s time for Merch and Etsy sellers to own the mess caused by questionable trademarks. Building a real business comes with real responsibilities.
Last updated on June 10th, 2020 Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much. Helen Keller About a year into my “fighting questionable trademarks” journey, I left the group I’d joined to avoid any appearance of favoritism. But that doesn’t mean I’m against groups! It only means that, as one who … Read more
Here’s the link to search the Trademark Official Gazette. Use it to check trademark applications that have been recently published for opposition. I’ll show you how to search and review new applications in a separate post.
Last updated on June 9th, 2020 Here’s a sickening tale of how one “IP entrepreneur” shamelessly used his “stealth” trademark as a cash cow until the Seventh Circuit Court stopped him. In a nutshell, the owner of the STEALTH trademark sued anyone under the sun for the rights to use the term on their products, … Read more