Trademark Consent and Coexistence Agreements

By: Jordan Meggison-Decker | 08.24.2020

  Usually, an entity registers their trademark to prevent consumer confusion and/or unpermitted use of their valuable branding. However, due to the sheer volume of new businesses annually and their tendency for rapid growth, it is not uncommon for two or more companies to use extremely similar marks without knowledge of the others’ existence. Most Read…

The United States Patent and Trademark Office Announced a New COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program

By: David Breiner | 05.13.2020

  The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced a new COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program.  Under this new pilot program, the USPTO will grant requests for prioritized examination to patent applicants that qualify for small or micro entity status without payment of the typical fees associated with other prioritized examination. In addition, the USPTO Read…

Claiming Color as Part of a Trademark

By: David Breiner | 09.19.2019

A trademark is a symbol used in commerce to identify a source of goods and services. This symbol often takes the form of a logo, word(s), and/or phrase. Trademark protection comes from using a trademark in commerce. However, trademark protection may be enhanced by filing the trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  A typical Read…

Principal Trademark Registration vs. Supplemental Trademark Registration

By: BrownWinick | 11.08.2018

Prosecuting a trademark at the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) is one of the most strict administrative proceedings in the world. The USPTO is very active in examining applications and is constantly policing the trademark registers. Yes, that says registers, as in plural. There is actually more than one register available to those Read…