Trademark registration for crowdfunding portals

Brand protection is an important consideration for any business and it holds true for crowdfunding portals. Just like having strong terms of use and privacy policies, trademark registration for crowdfunding portals is an important step in protecting a business. Crowdfunding portals are often designed to raise money for specific niche projects or, many times, social… READ MORE

Office Action for Merely a Surname Under Section 2(e)(4)

Many family businesses carry the family name. The family name comes to serve as a symbol of trust and recognition. But can you obtain federal trademark registration of your family name? Many businesses that apply for trademark registration will receive an Office Action refusing to register a mark because it is “merely a surname” under… READ MORE

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