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The ‘Deceptively Misdescriptiveness’ Rejection

The ‘Deceptively Misdescriptiveness’ Rejection There are many reasons your trademark application may be denied. One of the more unique reasons is something called “deceptively misdescriptiveness.” Your first question is probably “what does that even mean?” A mark is considered deceptively misdescriptive if it describes an ingredient, quality, characteristic, function, or feature of the goods and […]

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The Trademark Registration Process Part 3

In Part 2 we looked at the process for obtaining Federal registration of a mark.  Today we conclude with some miscellaneous, but still important, issues in trademark registration. State Registration The first is state registration.  State registration is not as ‘strong’ as federal registration, mainly because there isn’t the kind of strong examination for conflicts […]

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Can a Government Entity Trademark their Insignia?

Today we look at an interesting case, In Re City of Houston, before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  This case consolidated two cases, one brought by the city of Houston, Texas, and the other by the government of the District of Columbia, that asked the same basic question.  In both cases the […]

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The Trademark Registration Process Part 2

Once the use in commerce (or intent to use) requirement is satisfied by the aspiring trademark registrant, the next step is to file an application for Federal registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO” or “Trademark Office”).  The use requirement is referred to as the “basis for filing” by the USPTO. Trademark Application […]

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The Trademark Registration Process – Part 1

How does one go about registering a trademark?  What are some of the requirements in order to obtain protection?  There are many steps and several issues to consider, but overall the process is not arcane or excessively complicated (unlike, for instance, the steps necessary to obtain a utility patent).  Federal Trademark registration is handled by […]

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The Supplemental Register and Your Descriptive Mark

Now, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is fully aware that not every business owner or organization is going to seek to employ fanciful marks like “Kleenex.” More likely than not, marks are going to be considered descriptive with words that describe an ingredient, quality, feature, purpose, or characteristic of the product or service. […]

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The Benefits of Federal Trademark Registration

These days, it seems like everyone’s on the trademark registration train, but some might not even know why, and those who aren’t on the train question whether they should be on it. For owners of small businesses, start-ups, or charitable organizations, the costs of a trademark application and attorney’s fees might be a deterrence, but […]

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