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Sunday is the Super Bowl®. In addition to the football game, Super Bowl Sunday is all about brands – teams, television networks, advertisers, celebrities, and more.

For this year’s game, here is a lineup of some of valuable and important trademarks that will be on display Sunday (click trademarks or images for U.S. Patent and Trademark Office records):

  • METLIFE STADIUM – registered for many things, including “Arena services, namely, providing facilities for sports, concerts, conventions and exhibitions; Providing of food and drink”
  • Trademark image– registered for many things, including “Arena services, namely, providing facilities for sports, concerts, conventions and exhibitions; Providing of food and drink”
  • Trademark image – The “swoosh” from Nike, registered for uniforms, on both team’s uniforms will be on display (see excellent NY Times article)
  • 420Bowl – application filed on January 20, 2014
  • BRUNO MARS – several registrations including this one for music
  • Trademark image– registered for “entertainment services in the nature of live performances by a musical group”

SEATTLE TRADEMARKS

  • Trademark image– several registrations
  • WE ARE 12
  • Trademark image– registered for ‘Accepting and administering monetary charitable contributions; Charitable fund raising; Philanthropic services concerning monetary donations; Political fund-raising services; Providing college scholarships; Providing educational scholarships; Providing grants to charitable organizations’
  • BEAST MODE: Registered by Marshawn Lynch for t-shirts
  • RUSSELL WILSON owns several pending applications, including:
  • DANGERUSS WILSON – clothing
  • NO TIME 2 SLEEP – clothing

DENVER TRADEMARKS

  • Mark Image– several registrations for a variety of goods and services
  • Trademark image– registered for ‘professional football games and exhibitions’
  • Trademark image– registered for charitable fund raising services
  • Mark Image (Knowshon Moreno logo) – registered for shirts

SOME OTHER GENERAL BIG GAME TRADEMARK REGISTRATIONS

AIPF Applies to Register Two Trademarks at the USPTO

On October 16, 2013, Erik Pelton of Erik M. Pelton & Associates, PLLC, filed U.S. trademark applications on behalf of the AIPF seeking to register “AIPF,” in standard characters as well as the AIPF logo (click links for U.S. Patent and Trademark Office records). “We are honored to be representing an association of intellectual property attorneys before the USPTO,” says Pelton, “and proud to help the association practice what it preaches with the value of protecting IP rights and the experienced guidance that specialty boutique law firms provide.” The US trademark application process generally takes about one year to complete. Erik M. Pelton & Associates, a boutique trademark firm located in the Washington, DC area, has helped clients register more than 1,800 U.S. trademarks since 1999.

For more information about the Association of Intellectual Property Firms (AIPF), see www.AIPF.com. “The Association of Intellectual Property Firms (AIPF) is an international association of independent specialty firms that devote a majority of their practice to patent, trademark and copyright law. The mission of AIPF is is to ensure that the IP boutique law firm is the preferred choice by clients, corporate in house decision makers and business owners for all IP legal matters.”

On behalf of the American Bar Association’s Section of Intellectual property law, I have been involved in helping to organize this webinar on February 13th at 1pm EST.

Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Tips: Motions for Summary Judgment webinar to feature TTAB Judge.

On Thursday, February 13, 2014, the ABA-IPL will present this webinar featuring an in depth discussion of summary judgment and related issues in disputes before the USPTO’s trademark appeal board. Featuring TTAB Judge Michael Adlin and Interlocutory Attorneys Cheryl Goodman and Cheryl Butler, the panel will cover a variety of topics related to Summary Judgment Motions, including procedures, discovery, and accelerated case resolution (ACR). The webinar will run from 1:00 -2:30 PM EST and qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours in 60-minute-hour states and 1.8 CLE hours in 50-minute-hour states.

Register Now at: : http://apps.americanbar.org/cle/programs/t14msj1.html Event Code: CET4MSJ.

American Bar Association

The most dominant brand you have never noticed? YKK Zippers

Posted by ipelton on: January 24th, 2014

YKK makes zippers. Lots of them. More than 7 Billion per year! YKK stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha, which means Yoshida Company Limited. The company makes about half the zippers in the world.  The zippers display the YKK trademark. Of course, it’s not large, but it’s everywhere. And that means that YKK is everywhere, any many many garments. Few brands dominate their markets as much as YKK.

 

YKK – USPTO trademark registration number 865610 issued in 1969 for zippers.

Recent client trademark registrations LXIII

Posted by ipelton on: January 22nd, 2014

Here is another update of recent client registrations from the public records for readers to see real examples of brands and marks which are being protected [click trademark or logo to open USPTO records in a new window]:

  • RAPID TAG – Metal tags encased in polymers, sold as a unit, for use with identification of laboratory animals
  • THE BERKSHIRE – restaurant and bar services featuring pork dishes, including, Berkshire pork dishes
  • Trademark image– restaurant and bar services featuring pork dishes, including, Berkshire pork dishes
  • SPILL SHIELD – Trash can liners in the nature of disposable liners made of paper and plastic
  • GIRL POWER – Online retail store services, wholesale distribution services, and catalog ordering services, all featuring safety and protective gear, safety apparel, safety supplies, uniforms, aprons, and clothing for personnel in the food service and hospitality industries
  • Trademark image – Natural dehydrated potato chips
  • MINER’S DAUGHTER OATMEAL STOUT – beer
  • GIRL POWER AT WORK – Online retail store services, wholesale distribution services, and catalog ordering services, all featuring safety and protective gear, safety apparel, safety supplies, uniforms, aprons, and clothing for personnel in the food service and hospitality industries
  • SYNPEX – Binoculars; monoculars; telescopes; range finders; tripods for telescopes, spotting scopes, binoculars, range finders and cameras
  • THEORIE – Electric flat irons; Electric hair curling irons
  • PHTHRIVE – dietary and nutritional supplements, namely, multi-vitamins; dietary and nutritional supplements containing phosphatidylserine; dietary and nutritional supplements containing krill oil; dietary and nutritional supplements containing calcium, Magnesium, and vitamin D