Trademarks for Entrepreneurs


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Can ASL Be Trademarked?

Last updated on June 9th, 2020 It’s not uncommon for creatives to wrongly assume they invented or coined their artistic expressions. For example, a certain rock star wanted to register this hand gesture. (I’ll bet you already know in American …

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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 …

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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 – …

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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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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 …

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Mrl Ilr Failure To Function

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Trademark Failure to Function by Dr. Roberts

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 …

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