Advance Magazine abandons trademarks, “SNEAK IT IN” and “OMBUDSMAN”

Sneak It In Mark Abandoned
Sneak It In Mark Abandoned

Advance Magazine Publishers, a leading newspaper and magazine publisher with several dozen titles has abandoned its trademarks filed for the terms, “SNEAK IT IN” and “OMBUDSMAN” for not filing a Statement of Use.

Ombudsman Mark filed
Ombudsman Mark filed

The application for the mark, “SNEAK IT IN” bearing US serial number 76668327 was filed with the description – Cookbooks and newsletters concerning cooking and nutrition.  The other application of  “OMBUDSMAN” bearing US serial number 76665128 was filed with the description Entertainment in the nature of ongoing television programs featuring travel advice and information.
Due to Vogue establishing successful likelihood of confusion of its trademark, Advance has also had to let go its other marks such as TEENVOGUE INSIDERPICKS, and TEENVOGUE BACKSTAGE.

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