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USPTO Trademark Fee Increase

Important Trademark News:  If you need a trademark, you may want to file before January 14, 2017.  USPTO fees are going up. On January 14,...
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Donald Trump and the USPTO

What is the Future of the USPTO after President-elect Trump Takes Office? Donald Trump is a man of many hats.  Not only figuratively speaking, but...

Teal Pumpkins and IP

It’s mid-October, which means the season of teal pumpkins is upon us! We know what you’re thinking – pumpkins are orange, not teal. And while...

#CreepyIP Celebrates the Weird in the USPTO Archives

Have you checked out #CreepyIP? The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office's Halloween-themed social media campaign is sure to get you in the spooky spirit. All October...

Is your University’s name trademarked?

Cornell Univ. v. Messing Bakeries, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, upheld a finding that a baker who relied on a recipe developed by a Cornell University professor to make bread, which he later marketed as "Cornell Recipe Bread," negatively impacted the University's rights. The court ultimately ruled that the defendant could not use the name "Cornell" without permission from Cornell University.

The UK May Exit The EU – What This Could Mean For Your EU...

  On June 23rd 2016, the United Kingdom has voted in a referendum in favor of ‘BREXIT’, an exit from the European Union. This could...

Rooting for Your Team? Trademark it!

When Manchester United Football Club conducted a survey into the world’s most popular football teams in 2003/4, they emerged three times as popular as any other English Premier League or European Soccer Team. Chinese and UK fan bases alone represented 33 million fans.

Apple’s Magic Mouse is Mighty Mouse

The trademark application for the apparent logo mark of MAGIC MOUSE, was assigned the serial number of 85008755 and filed with the description of Computer peripherals.

Facebook filed for ‘Developers Garage’ trademark

While Facebook has not specifically articulated the causes of the issues the company continues to work on improving API reliability as it’s not only critical to the success of the Platform but Facebook Connect as well. With Facebook preparing to open up even more data at the upcoming f8 event, it’s important that the company resolve the Platform uptime issues sooner rather than later.

Geeks Have it Good

Take a look at this trademark application to protect the Binary Code! The mark is a series of 00's and 1's filed by Base2i Technologies Inc, filed with the description; Computer programming consultancy; Computer security consultancy; Computer software consulting; Consultancy in the field of software design; Consultancy with regard to webpage design; Consulting in the field of configuration management for computer hardware and software; Consulting in the field of information technology; among others.

Mammograms – worthy of Trademarks?

CEO Bob Segerson of Solos said that the trademark clearance got from the USPTO in the case of MAMMOVIEW, is an important step in the company's quest to win CE Mark approval in the European Union and regulatory clearances in other foreign jurisdictions.

Video Games and Trademark

Among Bungie's side projects are Bungie.net, whose mark was filed with the description Computer programs, namely, game software for use on computers, bearing the trademark serial number of 78390300 , and the product includes forums as well as statistics-tracking and integration with Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 3: ODST.

Tiger Woods and Trademarks

The application of TIGER WOODS bearing the trademark serial number of 75553982 filed with description, Computer game software featuring golf in the year 1998 would be celebrating its eleventh anniversary now.

McDonalds

On Saturday, March 20, 2010, a U.S. federal trademark for MCDONALD'S CORPORATION registration number 73764093 was abandoned having the name FRY GIRLS. The Reason provided as CANCELLED - SECTION 8.

Johnson & Johnson abandons trademark application

Johnson & Johnson abandoned the trademark application for "ABSORBENCY PILLOWS" by essentially not filing a Statement of Use.

Stefano Gabbana’s Knock-Off Frenzy on Instagram

Stefano Gabbana, co-owner of  the high-fashion brand, Dolce & Gabbana, posted five consecutive Instagram posts of  potential trademark infringers just yesterday. Potential infringers include: "Dance...

Trademark Animation? Eh what’s that, Doc?

Did you know that the Warner Bros studio is the successor to Warner Bros. Cartoons (formerly Leon Schlesinger Productions). This was the very same studio that produced Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoon shorts from 1933 to 1963, and from 1967 to 1969. Warner reestablished its own animation division in 1980 to produce Looney Tunes related works. Since 1990, Warner Bros. Animation has primarily focused upon the production of television and feature animation of other properties, notably including those related to Time Warner's DC Comics publications.

Trademarking the Tracks of the Twenty-First Century

  Technological advancement in the 21st century is truly a marvel of human ingenuity and occurs at such a rapid rate that often times new...

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Odeo, initially, didn’t have a name. So they did a bunch of name-storming, and came up with the word "twitch," but "twitch" is not a good product name because it doesn’t bring up the right imagery. So when they looked in the dictionary for words around it, they came across the word "twitter," and it was just perfect. Twitter means “a short burst of inconsequential information” and that’s how the word “Twitter” originated.

PETA Claims That A Monkey Owns The Copyright For This Selfie

This animal rights organization isn't monkeying around. PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has filed a federal lawsuit pushing for a monkey to receive the...