When filing a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) you must file for specific goods and/or services in specific classes (called “International Classes”). Sounds simple enough, right? However, complicating this is the fact that the USPTO has 45 different classes (and two special designations for certification marks). Depending on the goods [...]
The USPTO is cracking down on fake and doctored specimens - and with the announcement of its newest pilot program, you can help.
From ales to lagers beers, microbrews and the breweries that produce them are experiencing booming success regionally and across the country. Microbrew drinkers are now more like connoisseurs as they seek out their next favorite flavor profile, taking note of the subtleties of each drink. Whether you’re a small, “backyard” type operation producing just a [...]
A brand is a key component of a food company or product’s success. Rarely will a food product be the only one of its type on the market – in all likelihood, there are several other competitors selling a similar product, each with their own brand reputation and distinct qualities that set them apart to [...]
It seems like you hear about a new one every other day: a software application, or app, that’s hit it big as the next new craze, whether it’s a game, a productivity enhancer, or something else entirely. There’s lots of room for success in developing an app – even if you intend to make it [...]
The name of a product that your company manufactures or sells is one of the primary things that people look to protect with a trademark registration (the other being a service offering). Remember that when you register a trademark for a product, you’re protecting its distinctive name which identifies the product as a good sold [...]