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Maintenance and Renewal of U.S. Trademark Registrations

USA - March 4 2018 U.S. trademark registrations automatically lapse if they are not maintained or renewed at the appropriate times. The registrant must, at a minimum...

“So, Your U.S. Trademark Registration is Being Audited”

USA - January 22 2018 The USPTO has issued an Office Action for the purpose of verifying that the registered mark is actually in use in relation to specifically selected...

John Heinbockel.

Generic top level domains may not be generic

USA, Global - December 21 2017 In a ruling that could have implications for applicants seeking trademark registration for domain names comprised primarily of descriptive or generic...

John Heinbockel.

Technology Evolution in the Media Industry Supported by Pilot Program Allowing U.S. Trademark Registrations to be Updated

USA - November 16 2017 Media companies have changed the way they provide their goods and services to consumers as a result of ongoing evolutions in technology. A magazine...

John Carl (JC) Zwisler.

Cheerios yellow box rejected for trademark registration

USA - October 22 2017 In a precedential decision on August 22 2017, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) in In re General Mills IP Holdings II, LLC (Serial 86757390)...