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What is the Trademark Supplemental Register?

Many people are aware that the Lanham Act allows you to register a trademark. Many are less familiar with the fact that there are two registers: the Principal Register and the Supplemental Register. The Supplemental Register is governed by Sections 23-28 of the Lanham Act, codified at 15 U.S.C. §§Many people are aware that the Lanham Act allows you to register a trademark. Many are less familiar with the fact that there are two registers: the Principal Register and the Supplemental Register. The Supplemental Register is governed by Sections 23-28 of the Lanham Act, codified at 15 U.S.C. §§

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Intent to Use Trademark Applications: 7 Factors to Consider

As we discussed here, section 1(b) of the Lanham Act allows a person to file a trademark application prior to using the mark in commerce. 15 U.S.C. § 1051(b)(1). To do so, an applicant must have a bona fide intent to use the trademark in commerce, and, as discussed previously,As we discussed here, section 1(b) of the Lanham Act allows a person to file a trademark application prior to using the mark in commerce. 15 U.S.C. § 1051(b)(1). To do so, an applicant must have a bona fide intent to use the trademark in commerce, and, as discussed previously,

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Grounds for Cancelling a Trademark

Once a trademark is federally registered, there are two main ways in which it can be “unregistered,” or, removed from the Federal Register: abandonment and cancellation. Cancellation proceedings are similar to opposition proceedings but occur after the

Once a trademark is federally registered, there are two main ways in which it can be “unregistered,” or, removed from the Federal Register: abandonment and cancellation. Cancellation proceedings are similar to opposition proceedings but occur after the

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Intellectual Property and E-commerce Shops

If you’re the owner of an e-commerce shop, you deal with intellectual property everyday. Intellectual property refers to the creations of the human mind. This includes symbols, images, names, inventions, and literary and artistic works. Intellectual property rights refer to the exclusive rights given to the creator for a specificIf you’re the owner of an e-commerce shop, you deal with intellectual property everyday. Intellectual property refers to the creations of the human mind. This includes symbols, images, names, inventions, and literary and artistic works. Intellectual property rights refer to the exclusive rights given to the creator for a specific

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State of Michigan Lacks Standing in M22 Case

On April 21, 2017, Western District of Michigan Judge Gordon J. Quist ruled the State of Michigan lacks standing in a declaratory judgment action to declare the use and registration of federally registered marks are unlawful. TTAB Proceedings On December 3, 2013, the State of Michigan filed a cancellation proceedingOn April 21, 2017, Western District of Michigan Judge Gordon J. Quist ruled the State of Michigan lacks standing in a declaratory judgment action to declare the use and registration of federally registered marks are unlawful. TTAB Proceedings On December 3, 2013, the State of Michigan filed a cancellation proceeding

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Trademark’s First Use in Commerce

Registering a trademark may seem like a daunting task, but it isn’t. However, the confusion usually arises when you are trying to determine “first use”. The first time you used your trademark could, but is probably not, the correct date to use as the “first use in commerce” date inRegistering a trademark may seem like a daunting task, but it isn’t. However, the confusion usually arises when you are trying to determine “first use”. The first time you used your trademark could, but is probably not, the correct date to use as the “first use in commerce” date in

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How to Cancel a Generic Trademark

To remove a trademark from the Federal Register, a petitioner can file what is known as a Petition to Cancel with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), an adjudicatory body within the United States Patent and

To remove a trademark from the Federal Register, a petitioner can file what is known as a Petition to Cancel with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), an adjudicatory body within the United States Patent and

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How to Trademark My Instagram Username

With over 300 million members who share more than 70 million photos and videos each day, Instagram has become a popular global community where individuals and brands can share photos and videos.  In the spring of 2014, more than 3 million users interacted with more than 2,500 brand posts, whichWith over 300 million members who share more than 70 million photos and videos each day, Instagram has become a popular global community where individuals and brands can share photos and videos.  In the spring of 2014, more than 3 million users interacted with more than 2,500 brand posts, which

What’s Up With the M22 Trademark?

What’s up with the M22 trademark? John DiGiacomo explains trademark law, and how M22 can trademark a sign that’s in the public domain. For more information about trademark services or how Revision Legal can assist with your trademark issue, please use the contact form on this page, or call us atWhat’s up with the M22 trademark? John DiGiacomo explains trademark law, and how M22 can trademark a sign that’s in the public domain. For more information about trademark services or how Revision Legal can assist with your trademark issue, please use the contact form on this page, or call us at

How to Claim Your Trademark as a Username on Twitter

Today, it is easier than ever to connect with individuals and brands worldwide within seconds. Social media forums, like Twitter, not only make it easy to connect with other users, but they also make it faster and easier to advertise your brand. With 236 million monthly active users in 2015,Today, it is easier than ever to connect with individuals and brands worldwide within seconds. Social media forums, like Twitter, not only make it easy to connect with other users, but they also make it faster and easier to advertise your brand. With 236 million monthly active users in 2015,