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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. As trademark attorneys, we have all needed to sift through complicated ownership structures to attempt to figure out exactly who [...]

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 getting sued? What are the next steps? Didn’t My Trademark Application Already Get Approved by the Government? Am I still [...]

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 USPTO OFFICE ACTION (OFFICIAL LETTER) HAS ISSUED ON 00/00/2016 FOR U.S. APPLICATION SERIAL NO.0000000 Please follow the instructions below: (1)  TO READ THE [...]

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 filed your trademark application. This is called a "likelihood of confusion" rejection under Section 2(d) of the Lanham Act, the [...]

December 27th, 2016|

Kardashians File to Stop Blaq Chyna from Registering “Kardashian” Trademark

Love them or hate them, there is no denying that the Kardashian family has developed a massive brand in the “Kardashian” name. That did not stop their soon-to-be-sister-in-law, Blaq Chyna from applying to register the name “Angela Renée Kardashian” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for entertainment-related services. Blaq Chyna, a model and [...]

December 15th, 2016|

New Las Vegas NHL Team’s Trademark Denied by the USPTO

In 2017, Las Vegas will launch their first-ever National Hockey League team, bringing professional hockey to Sin City. However, the team’s chosen name, the Las Vegas Golden Knights, is already on thin ice. The team’s trademark applications were denied based on pre-existing registered trademarks containing the words GOLDEN KNIGHTS. In July 2016, ESPN reported that [...]

December 15th, 2016|

White-Labeled Goods on Amazon.com: Protecting Your Trademarks and Defending Against Listing Hijacking

By: Eric Perrott, Esq. Amazon can be a cut-throat marketplace where winners and losers are decided by razor-thin margins. Amazon retailers battle each other selling well-known brands’, trying to find a lead on a supplier that can offer them better prices in order to undercut a competitor selling those same branded products. Often sellers wish [...]

August 24th, 2016|

Amazon Hijacking Enforcement Strategies: Sending a Enforcement/Cease-and Desist Letter to Infringing Sellers

By: Eric Perrott, Esq. AMAZON LISTING HIJACKING. This term has become known to any Amazon seller who has seen an infringer take over one of its branded listings with counterfeit or otherwise non-branded items.   Often the infringer is undercutting the genuine seller’s prices and selling subpar versions of the product. This is a widespread and [...]

August 22nd, 2016|

How to Protect Your Amazon Store Against Infringers and Product HiJackers

By: Eric Perrott, Esq. As the holiday season approaches, sellers on Amazon.com are preparing for the huge wave of online sales that will likely make up a significant percentage of total sales for the entire year. Tis’ the season, however, for unscrupulous infringers to steal a successful seller’s trademarks and copyrighted works in order to [...]

August 21st, 2016|

How To Trademark A Company Name

For businesses just starting out, once you’ve got your initial idea in mind, the next step is usually coming up with a company name. And that makes sense: it’s how you’ll talk about your business, but more importantly, it’s the primary way your customers and prospective clients will identify you. Your company’s name is the [...]

February 18th, 2015|