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Recent Client Trademark Registrations Vol. 99

Posted by ipelton on: April 27th, 2017

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 21 USPTO trademark registrations.

  • Trademark image– Headgear, namely, hats and caps: Headwear
  • TO LIVE AND DINE – Providing a website, namely, a blog, featuring restaurant reviews, hotel reviews, travel advice and tips, travel agendas and itineraries, different lifestyles, stories, and information in the fields of culture, travel, restaurants, culinary activities, and mobile apps; online publications, namely, magazines and blogs about restaurants and travel issues; providing a website featuring a digital collection of non-downloadable multimedia images in the fields of travel, restaurants, lifestyles, and cultures
  • Trademark image– Providing a website, namely, a blog, featuring restaurant reviews, hotel reviews, travel advice and tips, travel agendas and itineraries, different lifestyles, stories, and information in the fields of culture, travel, restaurants, culinary activities, and mobile apps; online publications, namely, magazines and blogs about restaurants and travel issues; providing a website featuring a digital collection of non-downloadable multimedia images in the fields of travel, restaurants, lifestyles, and cultures
  • A PLANE TICKET & RESERVATIONS – Providing a website, namely, a blog, featuring restaurant reviews, hotel reviews, travel advice and tips, travel agendas and itineraries, different lifestyles, stories, and information in the fields of culture, travel, restaurants, culinary activities, and mobile apps; online publications, namely, magazines and blogs about restaurants and travel issues; providing a website featuring a digital collection of non-downloadable multimedia images in the fields of travel, restaurants, lifestyles, and cultures
  • Trademark image – Providing a website, namely, a blog, featuring restaurant reviews, hotel reviews, travel advice and tips, travel agendas and itineraries, different lifestyles, stories, and information in the fields of culture, travel, restaurants, culinary activities, and mobile apps; online publications, namely, magazines and blogs about restaurants and travel issues; providing a website featuring a digital collection of non-downloadable multimedia images in the fields of travel, restaurants, lifestyles, and cultures
  • Trademark image– Office supplies, namely, adhesive packing tape for stationery or household use, adhesive shipping tape for stationery or household use, address labels, mailing labels, padded paper envelopes for mailing or packaging, plastic bubble envelope bags for mailing of packaging
  • UPYOURTELESALES – Coaching and training in the fields of sales; online journals, namely, blogs in the field of sales
  • COMPLETE OMEGA ESSENTIALS – nutritional and dietary supplements containing omega fatty acids
  • Trademark image – Rice
  • Trademark image – Charitable services, namely, providing home decorating to beautify and adorn the homes of military veterans
  • THE WAKE-UP CALL – Downloadable podcasts in the field of small business and business consulting
  • INTENTIONAL SUCCESS – downloadable electronic newsletter in the field of small business and business consulting
  • AV MATTERS – Downloadable electronic newsletter in the field of audiovisual industry; Providing online electronic newsletter and blog in the field of audiovisual industry via e-mail; Providing a website featuring non-downloadable news, articles and videos in the field of audiovisual industry
  • AUNT NANY’S– dog food; pet food; pet treats; dog biscuits
  • AMERICANA 360 – Hard hats; protective headwear, namely, safety helmets
  • KINGSLEY – Clothing and apparel, namely, tops, bottoms, underwear, footwear, headwear, beachwear, loungewear, jackets, coats, dresses, suits
  • TEEN PINOCCHIO – Dolls
  • ZOMBIE CARS – Toy cars, namely, toy diecast metal cars
  • OMEGA 360 – Hard hats, protective headwear, namely, safety helmets
  • SPARK PRESS – Publishing fiction, non fiction, and educational books and guides for children and families
  • CLOUD – Retail store services featuring tobacco, tobacco products, hookah tobacco

Recent Client Trademark Registrations Vol. 98

Posted by ipelton on: April 25th, 2017

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.]

In February, our clients were issued 12 USPTO trademark registrations.

  • Trademark image – retail store services featuring juice bar, smoothie bar, bakery, organic produce, organic frozen and dairy, food, supplements, health products, beauty products, bulk foods
  • Trademark image  – Arranging and conducting nightclub entertainment events; nightclub services; Arranging and conducting nightclub parties; dance club services
  • A PEEK UNDER THE HOOD – business management consulting for small business owners and managers
  • A SMALL BUSINESS MATTER – on-line journals, namely, blogs featuring business consulting
  • Trademark image–  Jewelry
  • U.S. SPEED – Online distributorship services of auto parts and accessories
  • Trademark image -Private money, mortgage, and real estate lending services; Financial services, namely, money lending; Mortgage lending
  • PRESCHOOL PRINCESS – Dolls
  • THE PIG & THE SPROUT – restaurant and bar services
  • THE VETERANS CORPORATION – Providing a website featuring information in the field of small business, namely, providing business information via a website
  • TDS REPORTS – Providing a website featuring non-downloadable reports in the field of insurance and transportation
  • NORTHERN LIGHTS – clothing, namely, T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and jackets

The “Unicorn Frappuccino” has received a lot of (mostly negative) media attention in the last week. It was perhaps a good idea gone wrong. While Starbucks did not apply to register the beverage name with the USPTO, there are many other interesting “Unicorn” trademarks!

Click marks below for USPTO records:

  • SERIOUS UNICORN – pending application for Language instruction; Workshops and seminars in the field of language instruction
  • unicorn index – pending application for Providing and updating a financial index; Providing and updating a financial index of securities values and classification, analysis, and reporting thereof; Providing financial indices based on selected groups of securities
  • UNICORN DUST –  Indoor climbing chalk; outdoor climbing chalk; chalk for improving hand grip in sports activities
  • UNICORN SNOT – Gels for cosmetic purposes; lip gloss; nail polish
  • BLOOD OF THE UNICORN –  Beer, ale, lager, stout, porter, shandy
  • UNICORN FARTS – pending application for candy
  • Mark Image – pending application for candy
  • TRIPLE UNICORN – pending application for gaming machines
  • UNICORN TEARS – pending application for cosmetics
  • UNICORN MILK – Electronic cigarette liquid (e-liquid)
  • CRAZY HOT UNICORNS – pending application for Educational services, namely, providing seminars, workshops and webinars in the field of dating and personal relationships
  • UNICORN BREWING COMPANY – pending application for beer
  • UNICORN LATTE – pending application for Fruit juice; Fruit juices; Fruit juices and fruit drinks; Herbal juices; Vegetable juice; Vegetable juices; Vegetable-fruit juices

The thirteenth annual Meet the Bloggers event will be held once again this year at the annual conference of INTA in Barcelona, Spain. All blog readers are invited to join us for the fun.  Please RSVP here so that we know to expect you!

MTB XIII will take place Monday, May 22, 2017, from 7:30 to 9:20 PM at Xup Xup (“shoop shoop”) on the beach in Barcelona (map).

Tiffany Blofield, Ron Coleman, Erik Pelton

photo from last year’s event in Orlando. photo credit: Stephen Baird

I am once again honored to be a host of this event with several colleagues:

Property, intangible
Pamela Chestek
Likelihood of Confusion
Ron Coleman
Ant-like Persistence blog and host of the E-Trademarks and Madrid-Llistservs
Carl Oppedahl
IPelton blog
Erik Pelton
The Legal Satyricon
Marc Randazza
The Trademark Blog and @leasonellis
Marty Schwimmer
The TTABlog
John L. Welch

For more details, see http://www.meet-the-bloggers.com/

USPTO trademark filings in 1st quarter of 2017 up nearly 4%

Posted by ipelton on: April 20th, 2017

The volume of trademark application filings at the USPTO continues to rise steadily. Filings in the first 3 months of 2016 are up at least 3% over the same time period from last year.

  • First 3 months of 2017: 102,146 new applications filed
  • First 3 months of 2016: 98,376 new applications filed note that when searched in April of 2016, this number was 94,044 which suggests the growth is even larger)
  • First 3 months of 2015: 91,153 new applications filed
  • First 3 months of 2014: 84,472 new applications filed
  • First 3 months of 2013: 80,591 new applications filed
  • Note: 2017 data retrieved via TESS search on USPTO.gov on April 18, 2017

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