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The Magical Effects of Branding

Make Them Fall In Love Believe it or not, branding can be the love potion that causes your customers to become love struck. The more...

Fatdoor.com vs. Nextdoor.com trade secret theft case going to trial in federal court

San Francisco, Calif. – (April 25, 2014) –  In a blow to neighborhood social network Nextdoor.com, Inc. (http://www.nextdoor.com) and its venture fund Benchmark Capital (http://www.benchmark.com),...

Two Large Cracks in Google’s Attempt To Trademark “Glass”

Google had attempted to trademark, “Glass,”  a term related to their head-mounted smart device. Despite Google's high hopes to take ownership of the word,...

Crowdfunding Tips From Three Experts

Three founders, who have raised over $730K though crowdfunding platforms, gave expert advice to a roomful of entrepreneurs at the LegalForce store in Palo...

What The iPhone 6 May “Actually” Look Like – According To Patents Filed

Speculations have developed about the new iPhone 6 that portray the new phone to potentially look out of this world. Ideas range from floating...

4 Reasons You Need Intellectual Property

Everyone has a great idea once in a while. Some of us pursue these ideas. But sometimes people also pursue the ideas of others....

What Are the Different Types of Intellectual Property?

First lets start off with what exactly is intellectual property? IP is the protection of creations of the mind in the same manner that...

Startup Wisdom: Choosing the Right Business Structure

So you have taken the leap into the world of entrepreneurship. Have you spotted a void in the market and have a clear business...

4 Tips to Determine: Do I Need a Patent Lawyer?

So you have conceptualized your idea, and want to move forward to the production stage. First you must insure that you have fully mentally...

Inventor’s Guide: Should You Patent Your Invention

Many people think of inventions, but only a dedicated few pursue them. The ones that do can sometimes change the world. It takes courage,...

Chicken and Kale Like Peas in a Pod?

In this world there are two types of trademark owners, those who are gun shy and those who are trigger happy when it comes...

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...

Don’t Feed the Sharks! | Trademark Watch Spam

There is no greater feeling of reassurance for a business owner than that of the United States government legitimizing their claim to use a...

San Francisco Giants Sued by Street Vendor

As many business owners know, branding is everything these days and once you get your brand just right, the next logical step is to...

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...

Federal Judge Denies Injunction in Louboutin vs. Yves Saint Laurent Red Sole Case

(New York, NY) Federal judge Victor Marrero has ruled a hard and fast judgement against fashion designer Louboutin and his request for an injuction...

Five Principles to Make a GREAT Logo

        A great logo identifies you to the public quickly and memorably to distinguish your business from your competitors. A great logo will visually convey...

Top Five Reasons Why You Should Trademark Your Domain

Trademarking your domain gives you the right to stop others from owning your name with different extensions. Trademarking your domain gives you the right to...

What is a great domain?

Suggestive of your business and philosophy. Distinctively identifies your brand. Descriptive domains may be good for SEO, but bad for distinguishing yourself. Generic...

Top Five Tips for Selecting a Great Domain Name

Think about what you do. Is your business the kind of service that you need to specifically convey in your domain? E.g.: WholeFoods.com,...

Why Use Trademarkia for Domain Registration?

Reserve Domains Trademarkia is the #1 source to protect the right domain name for your business. What is a domain name? It is your brand...

Domain Name Basics – Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a domain name? A domain name is known technically as a "uniform resource locator" or "URL."  The domain name locates and identifies...

Jersey Shore’s DJ Pauly D Facing Trademark Lawsuit Over Stage Name

HollywoodNews.com: ‘Jersey Shore’ star Pauly D is in a little bit of hot water when it comes to his DJ name and persona. Pauly D is facing...

Facebook files for facepile

Facebook has yet again filed another trademark application for a mark name related to 'Face'. On March 8th, 2011 Facebook Inc filed to protect...

How the west was won U of South Carolina vs. U of Southern California

13 years in the making  trademark battle ends as the high court lets stand a ruling that the ‘SC’ logo trademark belongs to the...

Nivea Lip Care No More

Do we see a new name for Nivea lip balms this year? What happened to making "...2010 a Year of Love, Hugs and Kisses"?

Wells Fargo receives Final Refusal to Trademark Application for “TREASURY ONLINE PLUS”

Wells Fargo received the USPTO's final answer on registering the mark "TREASURY ONLINE PLUS". The mark has been refused on grounds of indefinite wordings stated for the description of goods and services used for the mark. Apart from this the Examining Attorney also found that an addition of a class of goods and services may also be required by the applicant in this case Wells Fargo.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bristol-Meyers Squibb receives First Refusals for “Bristol-Myers Squibb Company” among others

Bristol-Meyers Squibb received Office Action Letters for the marks, "MY NULOJIX NETWORK" bearing trademark serial number of 77968613; "BELOW" assigned the trademark serial number of 78940914, "BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB" assigned the trademark serial number of 77950600.

Cisco files Trademark Application “CISCO FOCALPOINT”

In light of this new trademark application, it appears Cisco has plans in the pipeline to develop a video sharing network as well. Can we expect that announcement by the quarter's end?

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

Apple abandons Trademark filings of “VISUAL ALMANAC”, “MPW” and “TOKENTALK”

The application of VISUAL ALMANAC filed with number 73755058 was cancelled on grounds of section 8 thus leaving it open to the majority of the public to use the mark for their goods or services.

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

Wrigley Co. abandons Trademark Application “5”

Wrigley Co has abandoned as many as 4 Trademark Applications on May 24th 2010. The applications are for the marks, "5" bearing serial number 78947186 filed with description Confectionery, namely, chewing gum, bubble gum, candy and candy mints.

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!

Xerox Corporation abandons Trademark Application for “722 SOLUTION”

Xerox Corporation has abandoned its trademark application for the mark, "722 SOLUTION" bearing serial number 77700669. This application was filed with the description, "Laser printers, computer printers, inkjet printers."

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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