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.

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 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.

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

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.

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...."

Apple files for trademark protection for Retail Outlet

The trademark applications with serial numbers 85036990 and 85036986 were filed for two sketches - one in full color and the other in black and white with the description, "Retail store services featuring computers, computer software, computer peripherals, mobile phones, consumer electronics and related accessories, and demonstration of products relating thereto."

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.

Apple ‘s trademark application for iTUNES DOWNLOAD receives refusal

Apple's mark "TUESDAY 9" is yet to be assigned to an examiner for review. The mark "TUESDAY 9" was filed by Computer software for personal information management, data synchronization and sharing, automated reminders, and event scheduling and was assigned the serial number 85033749.

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.

EA reveals Online Pass System

The marks of "DARKSPORE" have 4 applications with serial numbers of 85028521, 85028524, 85028528, 85028531. These applications were all filed by Vineeta Gajwani listed correspondent contact of Electronic Arts Inc., in the classes of goods and services of Entertainment services, namely, providing on-line computer games; Action figures; Board games; Hand held units; also, Caps; Jackets; and finally, Computer game software respectively.

Apple files trademark application for IPOD and IPAD

President Obama is not a big fan of the impact of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod. His main worry are the superficialities that are engendered by gadgets. As quoted by the President and reported by AFP, he states, "With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations--none of which I know how to work--information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation,".

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.

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.

APPLE files for Trademarks for Applications of IPAD and IPHONE

The application for the mark, MADE FOR IPHONE bearing trademark serial number of 85025627, filed with description; Full line of electronic and mechanical parts and fittings for mobile phones and portable and handheld digital electronic devices for recording, organizing, transmitting, manipulating, and reviewing text, data, audio and video files; electronic docking stations; stands specially designed for holding mobile phones and portable and handheld digital electronic devices; battery chargers; battery packs.

The WWE Protects Its Champs- The Nexus Between Wrestling And Trademarks

On Tuesday, April 27, 2010, a U.S. federal trademark registration number 85024299 was filed for DARREN YOUNG by World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. with the description Entertainment services, namely wrestling exhibitions and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer; entertainment services, namely wrestling competitor on an on-going reality based television program; providing wrestling news and information via a global computer network.

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.

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.

Adobe Against Apple

Though what is more worthy to note is that Adobe may have given up on its plans to launch its ACROBAT MESSENGER, indicated by the abandonment of the mark due to cancellation under Section 8.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

Apple’s Magic Mouse is Mighty Mouse

The trademark application for the apparent logo mark of MAGIC MOUSE, was assigned the serial number of 85008755 and filed with the description of Computer peripherals.

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...

Apple’s iBooks over Other Ebook Applications

The argument against LCD ebook readers generally revolves around backlighting: Too much bombards the eyes and causes strain. In the iBooks application, the super-low brightness setting makes sense in an otherwise dark room. The Kindle app doesn’t have this control, and has to rely on the system setting, which is far brighter.

Apple delays launch of iPad

Apple had planned to begin selling the touchscreen multi-media device in late April in Australia, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain and Switzerland. The iPad went on sale in the United States on April 3. Our blog first reported the launch of the iPad and the controversy surrounding it.

Legalzoom and EhealthInsurance’s partnership

Legalzoom appears to have abandoned its recent trademark application filed in November of 2009. This application seems to be abandoned on the applicant (Legalzoom's) express request as per the latest USPTO update. The mark contained the figure of a ice cube with the first aid kit sign of a plus on it bearing application number 77880320.

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.

Pepsi and Tata Tea plan health drinks

Also notable is that Pepsi Beverages, a division of PepsiCo, and Tampico Beverages have announced an agreement to distribute Tampico Plus fruit-flavored beverage products via PepsiCo's direct store delivery system in select US markets.