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how to trademark a product

How to Trademark a Product: The Ultimate Guide

Do you need to know how to trademark a product? Check out our ultimate guide to get started and protect your work today. A trademark legal battle has waged over the word “Apple” for three decades. You see, the Beatles named their music company Apple Corps. Eight years later SteveDo you need to know how to trademark a product? Check out our ultimate guide to get started and protect your work today. A trademark legal battle has waged over the word “Apple” for three decades. You see, the Beatles named their music company Apple Corps. Eight years later Steve

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How to Buy an Online Business and Receive More Profit

Do you notice an online business you would like to buy? Before you make an offer, know how to buy an online business. Here are tips to receive more profit. Wondering how to make more money without doing more work? You might want to buy an online business. Every 30Do you notice an online business you would like to buy? Before you make an offer, know how to buy an online business. Here are tips to receive more profit. Wondering how to make more money without doing more work? You might want to buy an online business. Every 30

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Is Someone Illegally Using Your Trademark? The 8 Factor Trademark Infringement Test

A court will apply the “likelihood of confusion” test in a trademark infringement suit. This is actually an umbrella term for several tests employed by the various federal circuits. However, most courts use a group of similar factors to assess confusion. The court will analyze and weigh each factor toA court will apply the “likelihood of confusion” test in a trademark infringement suit. This is actually an umbrella term for several tests employed by the various federal circuits. However, most courts use a group of similar factors to assess confusion. The court will analyze and weigh each factor to

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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