Amazon files trademark applications for mark “AMAZON CROSSING”

The next application bearing serial number - 85043858 was seen filed with description, "Fiction and non-fiction books on a variety of topics; general feature magazines; newspapers on a variety of topics; newspapers and photographs of general interest; journals, periodicals, and newsletters on a variety of topics. " Both these applications were filed in different categories of goods - the former under the category of Computer & Software Products & Electrical & Scientific Products and the latter under; Paper Goods and Printed Material.

Zynga and Facebook sign Pact for 5 years

Zynga Networks has filed a trademark application on May 12th which was assigned the serial number - 85037169. This application was filed with description as noted here, "Computer game software; video game programs; and computer software platforms for social networking; interactive video game programs; downloadable electronic game programs and computer software platforms for social networking that may be accessed via the internet, computers and wireless devices; computer software to enable uploading, posting, showing, displaying, tagging, blogging, sharing or otherwise providing electronic media or information in the fields of virtual communities...."
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BREAKING NEWS – SCOTUS Holds Trademark Act Disparagement Clause Unconstitutional

  On Monday June 19, 2017, The Supreme Court of the United States decided Matal v. Tam, regarding the registrability of band name "The Slants"...

HP Networking announced

Not to be left behind, Cisco recently filed as many as 6 new trademark applications in the months of March and April. One of them was the application filed for the mark, CISCO UMI bearing serial number, 77969002 and description; "Telecommunication services; video and audio conferencing services; Internet services."

Apple announces iPhone 4, uses iOS and FACETIME trademarks for new iPhone

Today is an interesting and memorable day for FaceTime. Earlier, Apple introduced their next generation iPhone and announced that it will use "FaceTime" as the trademark for its new video calling application...Our agreement with Apple to transfer the FaceTime trademark to them comes as we are rebranding our company to better reflect our capabilities.

Artificial Intelligence in the Fashion Domain

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is taking over the fashion industry and it is yet to be seen how it will influence merchandiser experiences, advertising campaigns,...

Trademark Law at the Supreme Court: Lee v. Tam

It's a big day for trademark law at the Supreme Court. And by all accounts, a big line to get a seat, as well. It's...
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Happy 58th Birthday Barbie!

Happy 58th Birthday Barbie!   March 9, 1959 marks the date that Barbie was introduced to the world at the American Toy Fair in New...
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Harley-Davidson sues Urban Outfitters for $2 Million

Harley-Davidson sues multinational clothing company Urban Outfitters.  Feel like deja vu to anyone?  Probably because this isn’t the first time Harley-Davidson has sued Urban...

Trademark News – Recently Filed Trademarks

    Trademarkia just published the most recently filed trademarks. See the list below including BRAINSTREAM, UNLOCK HOME and HOP NINJA. If you are looking to...
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Should we say YES to Artificial Humans?

Artificial Intelligence (AI), in simple terms, means the development of computer systems to perform basic tasks that require human intelligence such as learning, communicating,...

Nestle abandons Trademark Application “ENVIGA”

The trademark application for "ENVIGA" bearing serial number 77001299 is being abandoned citing reason of cancellation under section 8. The application was filed with the description of Tea, tea extracts in the nature of flavorings of tea, beverages made of tea; iced tea
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Companies Who Filed the Most Trademark Oppositions in 2016

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) is a government agency and a branch in the U.S. Department of Commerce.  The primary role...

The Impact of Brexit on Trademarks in the UK

In June 2016 the UK voters decided in a referendum to leave the European Union.  (Also known as "Brexit.") The process of the UK’s...

Honda is refused the Easy Dock Steering Trademark

Thus, the Trademark office has enquired of Honda to submit a substitute specimen showing the mark in use in commerce for each class of goods and/or services specified in the application; and a statement that says " The substitute specimen was in use in commerce at least as early as the filing date of the application", verified with an affidavit or signed declaration under 37 C.F.R. §2.20.
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Las Vegas Raiders: A Winning Bet or Losing Gamble?

The Oakland Raiders are usually looking to score some treasure on the football field.  But it looks like they finally hit the jackpot and...
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Can Amazon Trademark Alexa’s blue rings?: PART 1

Part-1- The USPTO Application analysis Almost three years back, in the year 2014, Amazon Technologies Inc. (Amazon) introduced Amazon Echo, popularly known as Echo. Echo...
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Happy Birthday Girl Scouts!

Two weeks ago, we celebrated National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend with a discussion of licensing agreements and cookie trademarks. This Sunday, the Girl Scouts of...

If A Monkey Takes A Selfie – Who Owns It?

  In case you haven’t heard, everyone is going bananas over this Indonesian crested black macaque's selfie. First, people thought it was cute when the photo...

The Occupational Capitalists of Occupy Wall Street: Does Greed Know No Boundaries?

We’ve all seen the news feeds documenting the Occupy Wall Street movement, people sitting in the blistering cold of the New York City winter...
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Big Mouse in the House: Disney Trademark Oppositions

Hiya, pal! Good to see ya! Walt Disney has undeniably created some of the most iconic fictional characters of today.  (Dare I say ever?)...

Top Trademark Attorneys

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) is a government agency and a branch in the U.S. Department of Commerce.  The primary role...

Recently Filed Trademarks – March 2016

INNOVATUS Wine Read more EPAYMENT Electronic cash transactions Read more KNC BEAUTY Cosmetic masks; Cosmetic preparations; Cosmetics; Non-medicated lip care preparations Read more EBANK Electronic cash transactions Read more CM CONTINUE MISSION Charitable...

2017: The Year of Colors in Trademark Law

Trademarking a color might seem unusual but it's not impossible. The main function of a trademark is that it helps in identifying a source...

Apple abandons Trademark Registration of “SCANTEST”

Amidst Apple's announcements of iPhone 4, Facetime and the new iOS trademark acquisitions, comes the news that Apple has let go the mark "SCANTEST" registered on 10/31/1989 and assigned the registration number 1563120.
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USPTO Trademark Fee Increase

Important Trademark News:  If you need a trademark, you may want to file before January 14, 2017.  USPTO fees are going up. On January 14,...

Top 10 Trademark Filers in 2015

Trademarkia just published the top trademark filers in 2015 with LG Electronics Inc. at #1 with 617 marks filed. See what other companies filed the most...

Ford Earns Patent For A Movie Theater in Your Car

Ford Motor Co. recently earned a patent for tech that would allow passengers to watch movies from the windshield of their car - the tech...
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Google Hit with $2.7 Billion Antitrust Fine by EU Regulators

On Tuesday, June 27th, European Union regulators fined Google approximately $2.7 billion (2.4 billion euro) for violation of the EU’s antitrust laws. It was...
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Vegas Golden Knights: Name Update

“Viva Las Hockey!”   Didn’t Elvis say that? In June 2016,  Las Vegas was awarded its first professional sports team--hockey.   The National Hockey League (NHL)...

WWE files Trademark Application for INSIDE OUT

All the applications bearing serial numbers 85043693, 85043763, 85043954, 85043967, and 85043974 were filed with descriptions as diverse as production and distribution of motion pictures to Toy action figures and accessories to Hangtags and even Clothing, namely, tops, jackets, bottoms, underwear, pajamas!

Apple Files Trademark Application for iTunes Kit

The "TUNEKIT" application has been assigned the serial number - 85031150 and was filed with the description; Computer software to enable users to program and distribute audio, video, text and other multimedia content via communications networks.

Apple and Amazon – Faceoff

Apple's iBooks application and iBookstore directly compete with Amazon's Kindle e-reader in price, and better features. Of "the 32 eBooks featured in the New York...

Alternate Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property

Globalization has been the key factor of development in the 21st Century.  The idea of the world being one “Global Village” has helped almost...
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Donald Trump and the USPTO

What is the Future of the USPTO after President-elect Trump Takes Office? Donald Trump is a man of many hats.  Not only figuratively speaking, but...

Bank of America files “MOREHELP2” trademark

The TEAS application was filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office with the description, "Financial services, namely, insurance agency and brokerage services, real estate financing services, real estate investment services, real estate management services, real estate agency and brokerage services, security and commodity brokerage and dealing services, underwriting mortgage lending, investment banking, mortgage banking, financial management services and financial advisory services, namely, financial analysis and consultation." The serial number assigned to it is 85043528 under the USPTO records.

Bank of America is refused Trademark Application for “ART IN OUR COMMUNITIES”

Bank of America has now received the first Office Action for the Trademark Application "ART IN OUR COMMUNITIES" bearing serial number 85007327. A descriptive mark is often issued a Section 2(e)(1) refusal as the applied-for mark merely describes a feature or function of applicant’s services.
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Star Wars and Patents

The number of patents that Lucasfilm owns makes them an impressive FORCE (bad pun intended) in intellectual property.  They have filed a lot of...

Netflix’s Qwikster Quickly Stirs Up Competition

On Monday, September 19, 2011 Netflix Inc. applied for trademark protection on the name and logo of their new company, Qwikster. The applications were...

Yahoo! files trademark application for “Its You” expression

So last week Yahoo! filed for a US trademark application bearing serial number 85005198 and filed with the description, promoting the goods and services of others by providing hypertext links to the web sites of others in the fields of news, weather, sports, current events, and reference materials; providing information in the field of national and international political news.