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Gerben Law Firm's Trademark Blog

"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

Latest articles

Information Required From a Foreign Company To File a United States Trademark Application

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 [...]

Breaking: Federal Circuit Holds Ban on Offensive Marks Unconstitutional

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.

What is an “Intent to Use” Trademark Application?

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.

Should I Hire an Attorney For My Trademark Renewal?

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 [...]

Meeting the “Use in Commerce” Requirement for a Cloud-Based Software Trademark

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.