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The New USPTO Trademark Generic Refusal Standard: What To Know

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a new guide clarifying the standard it uses for ...
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What Do I Do While Awaiting Trademark Registration?

The trademark registration process in the US has slowed considerably over the past few years. As of this ...
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In What International Classes Do Rock Bands Register Trademarks?

Rock bands register trademarks just like any other US business or enterprise. It’s true that many bands, rappers, ...
Trademark Registration Issues for Tabletop Role-Playing Game Designers

Trademark Registration Issues for Tabletop Role-Playing Game Designers

It may be understandable that those not involved with the tabletop role-playing game hobby believe that this past-time ...
What Services Are Included in Trademark Class 41?

What Services Are Included in Trademark Class 41?

Trademark Class 41 is the so-called International Class for Education and Entertainment services.  Whether you are a teacher ...
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What Are My Options After a Failed Trademark Clearance Search?

A professionally conducted trademark clearance search is a necessity before filing any US trademark registration. It is necessary, ...
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Can I Register a Dead Trademark?

Whether or not a dead trademark listed on the Principal Trademark Register maintained by the US Patent and ...
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Can I Register a 1-800 Number As a Trademark?

A 1-800 number can be registered as a trademark so long as it functions as a trademark and ...
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Our Trademark Blog Featured in Feedspot’s Top 30!

Noble Path Trademark Law is honored to have been featured in Feedspot's latest Top 30 Trademark Law Blog ...
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Trademark Scams: What to Watch For

When you file a US trademark registration application in Michigan or elsewhere, it is highly likely that you ...
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What Is a Trademark Failure to Function Refusal?

A “failure to function” refusal of a Federal trademark registration application is an allegation by the US Patent ...
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John Hilla Quoted Regarding Meghan Markle’s Trademark Registration

Our trademark attorney, John Hilla, provided insight to the UK periodical Woman&Home regarding the US trademark registration filing ...
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What Is a Likelihood of Confusion Trademark Refusal?

A likelihood of confusion refusal of your Federal trademark application is an allegation that your mark is not ...
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What Is A Famous Trademark?

A “famous” trademark is one that has reached such a level of public awareness that it enjoys certain ...
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When May My Product Bear the Trademark Registration Symbol?

We are all familiar with the R-in-a-circle trademark registration symbol. You know, this one here: ®. We’ve also ...
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Should NCAA Athletes Register Their Names as Trademarks?

Trademark Registration for NCAA Athletes With the recent NCAA rules change allowing college athletes to protect and profit ...
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