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Gerben Law Firm’s Trademark Blog

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“This trademark blog and informational section of the Web site is meant to provide you with answers to commonly asked questions about trademark searching, filing and registration.

As a trademark attorney who has worked on over 5,000 United States Patent and Trademark Office trademark filings, I have accumulated a lot of experience on various trademark issues. My hope is that I, along with our experienced trademark and copyright attorneys, can share some of that experience with you through this blog.

Please enjoy the information and feel free to contact our attorneys if we can answer any trademark questions for you.”

Josh Gerben, Esq., Trademark Attorney

Recent Posts

Companies Developing Virtual Reality Technology Should Also Develop Their Brands

Virtual reality technology is changing the face of media as we know it. As companies fight tooth-and-nail to protect the underlying technology through patents (for example, encoders and hardware) and copyrights (for the software), companies [...]

March 13th, 2017|

DUDES FOR DONALD? Trademark Filers Waste Filing Fees on Trump Trademarks

Trademark Specimen, Ser. No. 86892749 If you apply for a trademark that references a living president or a political candidate, prepare to be denied. Currently there are over 275 active trademark applications containing [...]

March 8th, 2017|

Correctable and Incorrectable Errors in Trademark Ownership

These materials were originally presented by Eric Perrott to the American Bar Associations’s Committee on USPTO Operations Relating to the Trademarks and Ex Parte Trademark Practice as a part of their “brown bag” trademark discussions. [...]

January 22nd, 2017|

Trademark Oppositions: Extensions of Time to Oppose Explained

Have you received a notice that someone has filed for an extension of time to oppose your trademark application with the Trademark Trial Appeal Board? You may be thinking: What does this mean? Am I [...]

January 15th, 2017|

USPTO Trademark Office Action Responses: Section 2(d) Refusal

  If you applied to register your trademark, you may receive a notice in your e-mail inbox that looks like this: UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE (USPTO) IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING YOUR U.S. TRADEMARK APPLICATION [...]

January 8th, 2017|

Trademark Office Actions: Analyzing a Likelihood of Confusion Refusal

If you have filed a trademark application, there is a chance the United States Patent and Trademark Office may deny your application based on a prior trademark that another person or company registered before you [...]

December 27th, 2016|
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