USPTO trademark news and updates

Here is a variety of recent USPTO-related news and announcements [It is great to see the USPTO communicating with the public more frequently and in more ways]: The next Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) meeting will be September 2, 2010. The public can participate in...

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Register your .CO domains now

The .CO domain is now live.  I recommend protecting your major brand and domain names by registering the corresponding .CO domains. Yes, this is highway (internet superhighway) robbery, but it is better than losing traffic or spending money to go after a cybersquatter.  A few...

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CHIPOTLE: Love it or Leave it?

A new Chipotle location opened this month around the corner from our offices. I enjoy their food! And I enjoy their trademark name and logo.  The “Chipotle” name is suggestive of a place serving Mexican food.  “Suggestive” means that it does not directly tell you...

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Tips for successful negotiations

Tips for Effective Negotiating: You can’t always get what you want, But if you try sometimes you might find, You get what you need – Rolling Stones (1969) The following stages of negotiation are covered in this presentation I gave last week to an audience...

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