acquired distinctiveness

When Has a Trademark Acquired Distinctiveness?

Acquired distinctiveness is a basis upon which a trademark that otherwise could not be registered otherwise may be ...
trademark assignment

How Do I Assign a Trademark?

An owner may assign a trademark to another party without issue—so long as it is handled properly. Trademark ...
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7 Noteworthy Craft Brew Trademark Registrations

Successful Craft Beer Trademark Registration: An Introduction What makes a good craft beer trademark? Whether a brewery name, ...
business trademark registration

Do I Need to Register a Trademark to Engage in Business?

Federal Trademark Registration: Non-Mandatory But Essential One of the first questions a new business owner asks a Trademark ...
logo trademark registration

How Do I Register My Logo as a Federal Trademark?

Logo Trademark Registration Table of Contents: Registering Your Logo as a Federal Trademark: Protect Your Brand What Is ...
trademark letter of protest

What Is a Trademark Letter of Protest?

Infringing Trademark Registration Applications: Methinks Thou Doth Protest!  Generally, when a trademark registration application is filed, there are 2 sources ...
signing trademark application

Who Must Sign a Federal Trademark Registration Application?

TL;DR: A trademark application must be signed by someone with both knowledge of the facts of the application. If ...
minor file trademark application

Can a Minor File a Trademark Registration Application?

Michigan Trademark Attorneys: The Kids Are Alright—With Help from Mom or Dad Can a minor file a Federal trademark ...
abandoned trademark registration

Can I Use an Abandoned Trademark Registration?

Federal Trademark Registration: Abandoned Trademark Registration and Use In Commerce An initial trademark clearance or knockout search, conducted prior ...
celebrity name in trademark registration

Can I Use a Celebrity Name in my Trademark Registration?

Celebrity, Trademark, and the Right of Publicity  Whether or not a celebrity's name or likeness can be used ...
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What Is the Difference between Trademark, Patent, and Copyright Law?

  Trademark vs. Copyright and Patent Protection: Areas of Specialized Expertise  Trademark law is often conflated with copyright ...
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How Do I Register a Trademark for My Cosmetics Brand?

Trademark Registration for Cosmetics Brands & Products: Be Beautiful and Unique! Trademark registration for a cosmetic brand or ...
trademark descriptiveness

What Is a Trademark Application Descriptiveness Refusal?

Trademark Registration: The Spectrum of Distinctiveness Business and product names are more or less eligible for Federal trademark ...
offensive trademark

Can I Register my Band Name as a Trademark Even If It Is Offensive?

Band Name Trademark Registration Protection Available Even When Offensive A band, rapper, singer-songwriter, or D.J. may now register ...
boardgame trademark registration

How Do I Register a Trademark for a Board Game?

Board Game Trademark Registration: Unique By Nature Trademark registration for a board game is no different than registering ...
covid product trademark registration

COVID-Related Trademark Registration Applications Prioritized by the USPTO

COVID-19 Product Trademark Registrations: Protect Your Brand While You Protect Everyone Else The US Patent and Trademark Office ...
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