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Do I Need a Federal Trademark?

When determining whether you need a federal trademark for your business or product, there are a number of factors to consider.   Most importantly, consider what the trademark will actually provide...

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What is a Trademark Disclaimer?

Oftentimes, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will issue an office action after you have filed your trademark requiring a disclaimer for one or more of the words...

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What is the Supplemental Register for Trademarks?

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has two registers for trademarks: supplemental and principal. The supplemental register is reserved for descriptive, surname, and geographical marks that do not...

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Trademarks: What Are They and How Can I Get One?

By registering your trademark, you will enhance the legal protections afforded to your brand.  It ensures the public knows the proper and accurate source for your business’s products or services. ...

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OSU’s Confusing Trademark Application

Ohio State University has filed a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for “THE,” in international class 25 for use on clothing, namely, t-shirts, baseball caps,...

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Non-Distinct Office Actions

We discussed on our previous post what Office Actions are when it comes to your trademark application.  Now, let’s take a little deeper look at the different types of office...

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Trademark Coexistence Agreements

A rejection received for many trademarks filed with the USPTO is likelihood of confusion, meaning the applied-for mark is confusingly similar to a registered mark. Overcoming a likelihood of rejection...