Gerben Law Firm works extensively with international clients and their foreign counsel to assist with the filing of trademark applications in the United States (we serve as a local counsel in the United States in [...]
The Federal Circuit held today that the U.S. trademark law’s ban on offensive and derogatory marks in unconstitutional, following a similar decision by the Supreme Court earlier this year.
Although, in general, trademark rights are established by using the mark in commerce, depending on the timing of your business’ launch, an “Intent to Use” (ITU) application might be right for you.
A trademark registration must be renewed periodically by filing documents to prove that you are still using the trademark to offer the goods and/or services listed in your trademark application. The trademark renewal deadlines are [...]
One of the trickiest decisions is analyzing whether you have “commercial use” of your trademark that meets the USPTO (and the federal trademark law) “use in commerce” requirement, which is needed both to register a standard and “intent to use” trademark registration.