Sony Files U.S. Trademark Application for ‘Kung Fu Rider’

Also, the term, The Fight: Lights Out, is likely going to be the official name for the upcoming PlayStation Move based-fighting game that is currently known by its working title, Motion Fighters.

AUDI AG receives rejection for Trademark Application “E-TRON”

udi AG which filed a Trademark Application for the mark, "E-TRON" for its super electric car has received an Office Action Letter from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

YAHOO! abandons BRAVONATION trademark

When a trademark application is filed as an Intent to Use application, then once the Examining Attorney approves the mark for publication, the applicant would need to file an Amendment to Allege Use and in the absence of such Amendment the applicant would need to file a Statement of Use in which the applicant swears to an oath that he/she is actually using the trademark in interstate commerce in connection with the goods and services originally filed for.

Bank of America files “Advisor Alliance” trademark

The TEAS Plus application was filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office with the description, "Financial administration of retirement plans; Financial planning for retirement; Financial portfolio management; Investment advice. " under the category of Insurance and Financial Services. The mark was filed as an Intent to Use Application so quite likely that one may notice a certain service by name of this mark being rolled out in the near future.
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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"...

2014 Trademark Opposition

  Imagine a small business happily and peacefully using its registered trademark.  No one bothers this small business because they are using their trademark within...

Boeing Seeks Patent for UV, Germ-Zapping Lavatory

Boeing Aircraft has applied for a patent to protect its self-cleaning lavatory prototype that uses ultraviolet (UV) light to kill 99.9 percent of germs...
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Marching Towards Madness (and Away From TM Liability)

It's the most wonderful time of the year! For many Americans, the month of March is synonymous with kites or St. Patrick's Day or flowers...
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Whose License is it Anyway?

A good superhero movie in the Hollywood can command an average budget of anywhere between 100 Million and 250 million. This isn’t surprising because...

PETA Claims That A Monkey Owns The Copyright For This Selfie

This animal rights organization isn't monkeying around. PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has filed a federal lawsuit pushing for a monkey to receive the...

‘Winking’ Could Be The Future of Online Purchase Authentication

Amazon earlier this month filed a patent application to enhance security when making online purchases by using a selfie and a wink. The patent application...

Warner Bros files Trademark Applications for “SCRIBBLENAUTS”

The other applications for the same mark "SCRIBBLENAUTS" were filed under Clothing for men, women and children bearing serial number 85043160, another filed under Toys and sporting goods assigned serial number 85043164

Caitlyn Jenner Files to Trademark Her Name

Caitlyn Jenner has taken the preemptive move to protect the use of her name as she contemplates starting a cosmetic line, according to The...

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

Geeks Have it Good

Take a look at this trademark application to protect the Binary Code! The mark is a series of 00's and 1's filed by Base2i Technologies Inc, filed with the description; Computer programming consultancy; Computer security consultancy; Computer software consulting; Consultancy in the field of software design; Consultancy with regard to webpage design; Consulting in the field of configuration management for computer hardware and software; Consulting in the field of information technology; among others.

Google Earns Patent For Driverless Delivery Truck

  What’s interesting about Google’s  U.S. patent for a self-driving package delivery truck is that the truck not only does not need a driver to...
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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)...

Apple receives refusal for its Trademark Applications “OPENCL”

The OPENCL trademark application filed under number 77844718 (black and white logo) also received its second Office Action Letter from the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Tiger Woods and Trademarks

The application of TIGER WOODS bearing the trademark serial number of 75553982 filed with description, Computer game software featuring golf in the year 1998 would be celebrating its eleventh anniversary now.
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Announcement: New Manufacturing Feature on Trademarkia

LegalForce Trademarkia now helps small businesses design their products and take them to market!  For just $199, we will help you get bids from our network...

The UK May Exit The EU – What This Could Mean For Your EU...

  On June 23rd 2016, the United Kingdom has voted in a referendum in favor of ‘BREXIT’, an exit from the European Union. This could...
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Super Bowl LI: Patriots v. Falcons

The Big Game for 2017 is finally here! Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 marks the date of Super Bowl LI.  This year’s Super Bowl is...

Important Update: Recent Change on Proof of Use Rule

The USPTO (“United States Patent and Trademark Office”) is implementing new rules when it comes to what is required for a renewal.  This is...

Top Trademark Lawyers in 2015

The list is in for the top trademark lawyers in 2015.  See which lawyers filed the most trademarks this past year. Conduct a free...

Apple files iTunes Live Trademark

Coming back to the mark of “iTunes Live” (see image up top) the application was filed under two separate classes with the following descriptions; - Online retail store services in the field of entertainment featuring prerecorded musical, audio and audiovisual content - Entertainment services, namely, arranging and conducting of concerts and live musical performances.
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Top 3 IP Cases to Watch in the US – 2017

A new year means a new Supreme Court session. Here are three top US intellectual property cases to watch out for this year. Lee...

Top Trademark Bullies for 2015

  The list is in for the biggest trademark bullies for 2015 was just published by Trademarkia. First place is Monster Energy Company followed by...
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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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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...

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.

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.

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.

Bacardi fights to the finish for Havana Club rum

Bacardi recently filed a trademark application bearing the registration number 77962118 with the description, Alcoholic beverages, namely, vodka, vodka specialty drinks, flavored vodkas and low-alcoholic vodka-based beverages.

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...
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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...

Teal Pumpkins and IP

It’s mid-October, which means the season of teal pumpkins is upon us! We know what you’re thinking – pumpkins are orange, not teal. And while...

What is Apple’s Magic Trackpad?

Both marks have been cited against Apple's MAGIC TRACKPAD and the application was summarily rejected on the basis of similarity of the marks, similarity of the goods, and similarity of trade channels of the goods. Apart from this a disclaimer requirement is made of Apple for the mark MAGIC TRACKPAD as Registration Number 3197145 was for the mark MAGIC PANEL and the term “panel” was disclaimed.

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.

Googling a word?

Google in bid to boost business and revamp its outreach to small and medium business owners; announced a set of new ads that would allow merchants and traders to list their businesses under the new Google places. This was its previous local business center that has got a new, revised look from Google.

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...