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More than 200 registered trademarks featuring “200”

Posted by ipelton on: November 30th, 2016

This week, I celebrated sending out the 200th issue of the Tuesday Trademark Tip newsletter to readers. Did you know that there are more than 200 registered trademarks in the USPTO records featuring ‘200’ according to a search of TESS (Trademark Electronic Search System)?   (Tip: (200)[BI]  and (live)[LD] not (0)[rn]). As I have written about before here on numerous occasions, just about any thing can and probably has been covered by trademarks in some manner. That is certainly true for most numbers as well.

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Here are a few interesting registered “200” trademarks (click marks for USPTO records):

  • AA-200 – Chemical additives for metal anodizing
  • The 200% Company – business growth consulting, and more
  • Keep It 200 – On-line social networking services
  • The 200 Proof Solution – Licensing of alcoholic beverage licenses and business operational licenses
  • BONNEVILLE 200 MPH CLUB – Indicating membership in an organization of persons who have set motorsports land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats; and more
  • Mark Image– Academic enrichment programs in the field(s) of Columbus, Ohio history; Arranging and conducting special events for social entertainment purposes; Organizing community festivals featuring primarily exhibitions for Columbus’ Bicentennial celebration and also providing community sporting events and cultural and arts events; and more
  • THE COMMITTEE OF 200 – Educational services namely conducting conference, forums and seminars in the field of business leadership; mentoring services in the field of business leadership; and more
  • DAYTONA 200 – motorcycle racing
  • Mark Image– Association services, namely, promoting public awareness of entertainment, education, community programs and events, and bicentennial programs and events related to the War of 1812 bicentennial celebration taking place in Maryland; and more

Three Tips For Building A Strong Trademark

Posted by ipelton on: November 28th, 2016

In this video, trademark attorney Erik Pelton shares three tips for creating and building a strong trademark and brand. Erik discusses unique names, creative names, and trademark registration.

 

Report shows that trademarks have enormous impact on US economy

Posted by ipelton on: November 24th, 2016

Trademarks and brands are crucial to the US economy. As the economy becomes more international and more driven by information technology, software, and computers, trademarks play an even greater role. Software, the internet, and computers – and the many businesses that rely on or exploit them – are likely driving a lot of this growth. Is Uber a driver service? Or an app? Without the software both on phones and on servers running algorithms, the service wouldn’t exist.

Trademarks are key because branding is key. I also believe that a key factor is that patents and copyrights both expire. Trademarks rights can be extended forever.

The US Government recently released a report called Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy: 2016 Update was produced by the Economics & Statistics Administration (EAS) and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).The report updates a 2012 report.

Here are some key quotes from the report regarding the significance of IP and trademarks:

  • This report shows that IP-intensive industries continue to be a major, integral and growing part of the U.S. economy. We find that the 81 industries designated as IP-intensive directly accounted for 27.9 million jobs and indirectly supported an additional 17.6 million jobs in 2014. Together, this represented 29.8 percent of all jobs in the U.S. The total value added by IP-intensive industries amounted to 38.2 percent of U.S. GDP and IP-intensive industries paid 47 percent higher weekly wages compared to other industries.
  • Trademark-intensive industries are the largest in number and contribute the most employment with 23.7 million jobs in 2014 (up from 22.6 million in 2010). Copyright-intensive industries supplied 5.6 million jobs (compared to 5.1 million in 2010) followed by patent-intensive industries with 3.9 million jobs (3.8 million in 2010).

Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy: 2016 Update by Erik Pelton on Scribd

Great logos are everywhere – even research laboratories

Posted by ipelton on: November 22nd, 2016
While in Florida recently, I had the opportunity to visit and tour The Sea Turtle Hospital at Whitney Laboratory. Whitney Laboratory is part of the University of Florida and does research on marine life and bioscience, and educates the community and students about these issues.
The tour was fabulous, but of course I noticed their logo! It is great — waves, a fish, and DNA helix are incorporated into a W design.

As I have said many times, any business or operation has the potential for a great logo that resonates with customers and users.

Recent Client Trademark Registrations Vol. 94

Posted by ipelton on: November 18th, 2016

Here is another update of recent Erik M. Pelton & Associates client trademark registrations obtained from the public records of the USPTO so readers can see real  examples of brands and marks which are being protected – and the wide range of variety in brand names, logos, products and services. [Click trademark or logo to open USPTO records in a new window.]

Last month, our clients were issued 18 USPTO trademark registrations.

  • GLOBAL FUNDING EXPERTS – Cash advance services for businesses and merchants; Accounts receivable financing; factoring agency services
  • MAUI MESSAGE SPA – Salon and day spa services including massage therapy; body and facial massage services; massage membership services in the nature of body and facial massage services
  • NAKED SILK – Body cream; Body creams; Body lotion; Body lotions; Massage lotions; Moisturizing body lotions; Skin lotion; Skin lotions
  • Trademark image –  Clothing and apparel, namely, shirts, sweatshirts
  • Trademark image– Clothing and apparel, namely, shirts, sweatshirts
  • Trademark image– Clothing and apparel, namely, shirts, sweatshirts
  • FILIUS BONACCI – Business consulting services; consulting in the field of business data and business analytics; database management; business consultation in the field of database integration
  • Trademark image–  Business consulting services; consulting in the field of business data and business analytics; database management; business consultation in the field of database integration
  • TIMING – Women’s clothing, namely, shirts, blouses, skirts, dresses, shorts, pants, sweaters, jackets
  • FRAGRANCE LOCK – non-aromatic spray used with perfume and fragrances to make the smell last longer
  • OUTDOOR XTREME – Entertainment services, namely, organizing and conducting paintball, laser tag, airsoft, and knockerball matches, games, and tournaments; Providing facilities for playing paintball, airsoft, laser tag, and knockerball games
  • Trademark image – Computer hardware and software for user-configured filtering of data, video, audio, and data packets originating from the internet and online network traffic; Computer hardware for protecting children by filtering age restricted harmful content from the internet and online network traffic; computer software for protecting children by filtering age restricted harmful content from the internet and online network traffic
  • Trademark image–  Services for federal government agencies, namely, business development services for federal government contracting projects; services for federal government agencies, namely, value engineering in the nature of costs analyses for federal government contracting projects; services for federal government agencies, namely, business services in the nature of the execution of information technology contracts in the nature of mobile devices, software and database applications, wired and wireless networks, information technology infrastructure, information technology facilities, and security for federal government contracting projects; and services for federal government agencies, namely, business process re-engineering services for federal government contracting projects
  • CHARTIS CONSULTING – Services for federal government agencies, namely, business development services for federal government contracting projects; services for federal government agencies, namely, value engineering in the nature of costs analyses for federal government contracting projects; services for federal government agencies, namely, business services in the nature of the execution of information technology contracts in the nature of mobile devices, software and database applications, wired and wireless networks, information technology infrastructure, information technology facilities, and security for federal government contracting projects; and services for federal government agencies, namely, business process re-engineering services for federal government contracting projects
  • KIPOS BOTANICALS – Non-medicated herbal body care products, namely, salves, lip balm, skin balm and herbal waters, namely, skin freshener featuring flower and herb essences
  • EMMECELL – Consulting in the field of scientific research relating to biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, ophthalmology, cellular and molecular biology and cell therapy; Research and development for others in the field of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, ophthalmology, cellular and molecular biology, cell therapy
  • Trademark image–  Consulting in the field of scientific research relating to biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, ophthalmology, cellular and molecular biology and cell therapy; Research and development for others in the field of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, ophthalmology, cellular and molecular biology, cell therapy
  • ISA CUCINA – Retail store services featuring housewares and glass products