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Apple files six new U.S. trademark applications for watches

Posted by ipelton on: September 16th, 2014

Fresh off the news that Apple unveiled the “Apple Watch” last week, the company files six new US trademark applications for watches [click marks for USPTO records]:

  • APPLE WATCH – for ‘Computers; computer peripheral devices; computer hardware; personal digital assistants; electronic organizers; electronic notepads; sound recording and reproducing apparatus; MP3 and other digital format audio players; digital audio recorders; radios, radio transmitters, and receivers; earphones, headphones; audio speakers; microphones; audio components and accessories; network communication apparatus; electronic communication equipment and instruments; telecommunications apparatus and instruments; global positioning system (GPS) devices; telephones; wireless communication devices for voice, data or image transmission; cables; apparatus for data storage; chips; cameras; batteries; computer software; computer and electronic games; electrical and electronic connectors, couplers, wires, cables, chargers, docks, docking stations, interfaces, and adapters for use with all of the aforesaid goods; computer equipment for use with all of the aforesaid goods; electronic apparatus with multimedia functions for use with all of the aforesaid goods; electronic apparatus with interactive functions for use with all of the aforesaid goods; accessories, parts, fittings, and testing apparatus for all of the aforesaid goods; covers, bags and cases adapted or shaped to contain all of the aforesaid goods’
  • APPLE WATCH – for ‘Horological and chronometric instruments; watches; timepieces; chronographs for use as timepieces; chronometers; watchstraps; watch bands; cases for watches, and horological and chronometric instruments; parts for watches, and horological and chronometric instruments’
  • APPLE WATCH – for ‘Health, fitness, exercise, and wellness sensors, monitors and displays; medical apparatus and devices’
  • Mark Image-  for ‘Computers; computer peripheral devices; computer hardware; personal digital assistants; electronic organizers; electronic notepads; sound recording and reproducing apparatus; MP3 and other digital format audio players; digital audio recorders; radios, radio transmitters, and receivers; earphones, headphones; audio speakers; microphones; audio components and accessories; network communication apparatus; electronic communication equipment and instruments; telecommunications apparatus and instruments; global positioning system (GPS) devices; telephones; wireless communication devices for voice, data or image transmission; cables; apparatus for data storage; chips; cameras; batteries; computer software; computer and electronic games; electrical and electronic connectors, couplers, wires, cables, chargers, docks, docking stations, interfaces, and adapters for use with all of the aforesaid goods; computer equipment for use with all of the aforesaid goods; electronic apparatus with multimedia functions for use with all of the aforesaid goods; electronic apparatus with interactive functions for use with all of the aforesaid goods; accessories, parts, fittings, and testing apparatus for all of the aforesaid goods; covers, bags and cases adapted or shaped to contain all of the aforesaid goods’
  • Trademark image- for ‘Health, fitness, exercise, and wellness sensors, monitors and displays; medical apparatus and devices’
  • Trademark image- for ‘Horological and chronometric instruments; watches; timepieces; chronographs for use as timepieces; chronometers; watchstraps; watch bands; cases for watches, and horological and chronometric instruments; parts for watches, and horological and chronometric instruments’

These applications are based on foreign filings, so they are eligible to receive an earlier priority date.

Hat tip to Patently Apple for breaking some of this story.

 

Many interesting football trademarks filed in 2014

Posted by ipelton on: September 12th, 2014

Football season – both college and professional – is upon us. In 2014, many interesting football related trademarks have been filed. Click the marks to open the USPTO records in a new window.

LOTS of filings related to the Washington DC professional team — apparently lots of people think they can predict a future name change?

Also, many filings related to Johny Football aka Johny Manziel:

College championship trademark applications:

A few players, current and former, with recent trademark filings:

  •  Trademark image
  • Mark Image

And some interesting team/league filings:

  • Mark Image

Even some planning for a game scheduled for 2016!

 

New World Trade Center logo: Love it or leave it?

Posted by ipelton on: September 9th, 2014

The World Trade Center complex in New York City recently unveiled a new logo. The complex is made up of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, One WTC, and Four WTC.


The new logo is one of my favorites.  Here is why:

  • It is simple in appearance and design, but contains many layers of meaning
  • It uses “whitespace” as part of the mark
  • It is bold and unique

The many layers of meaning:

  • The twin towers
  • a pitchfork/trident
  • the white in the top half evokes the rays of light displayed on the site of the twin towers
  • the black in the lower half evokes the two reflecting pools at the National September 11th Memorial
  • the five towers of the new WTC complex
  • the letter “W”
  • the slope of the top three prongs is at a 17.76 degree angle; One WTC is 1,776 feet tall

A seemingly simple design is layered with amazing meaning. The logo is tremendous as it communicates something important about the brand to the user/public. And as any great logo should be, it has been filed with the USPTO for registration.

Recent Client Trademark Registrations LXX

Posted by ipelton on: September 4th, 2014
The following is another update of recent client registrations obtained from the public records 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]
  • ERGO – Business consulting in the field of game structure featuring collaborative problem solving, games for business communication, games for teams, gamification, organizational effectiveness, organizational development, brand strategy, storytelling and story creation, creativity training, HR and talent management applications, communication training, enterprise architecture, leadership, intercultural communication, personal development tools and applications, communication technology, quantum storytelling, storytelling technology, behavioral science, organizational science, critical theory, education
  • PROFESSIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT SERVICES – Insurance agency and brokerage services for property and casualty insurance; insurance agency and brokerage services as a managing general agent for property and casualty insurance; insurance agency and brokerage services including underwriting, claims, risk management, and marketing for property and casualty insurance; insurance agency and brokerage services specializing in professional liability insurance; insurance agency and brokerage services specializing in allied healthcare providers insurance; Insurance agency and brokerage services in the field of professional liability insurance in the fields of behavioral healthcare, psychiatrists and mental health professionals; insurance underwriting services in the field of professional liability insurance in the fields of behavioral healthcare, psychiatrists and mental health professionals; claims adjustment in the field of professional liability insurance in the fields of behavioral healthcare, psychiatrists and mental health professionals; consulting and information concerning insurance in the fields of behavioral healthcare, psychiatrists and mental health professionals; insurance administration in the field of professional liability insurance in the fields of behavioral healthcare, psychiatrists and mental health professionals; insurance claims administration, claims processing and claims management, namely, assessing insurance claims in the field of professional liability insurance for behavioral healthcare professionals, psychiatrists and mental health professionals; insurance services in the nature of loss control management for others in the field of professional liability insurance for behavioral healthcare professionals, psychiatrists and mental health professionals; financial Risk management, financial Risk management consulting, financial Risk management service, namely, financial risk management services relating to healthcare risk management and loss prevention
  • THEIR COURAGE ENDURES  –  Promoting the interest of disabled Veterans
  • AVDLM – Promoting the interest of disabled Veterans
  • DVLMF – Promoting the interest of disabled Veterans
  • THE AMERICAN VETERANS DISABLED FOR LIFE MEMORIAL –  Promoting the interest of disabled Veterans
  • Trademark image – Promoting the interest of disabled Veterans
  • Trademark image - Jewelry
  • ZENSEARCH – Computer services, namely, providing search engines for obtaining data on a global computer network
  • BUSINESS WEALTH BUILDER – Providing workshops, seminars, and coaching in the field of business and entrepreneurs; providing on-line newsletters in the field of business and entrepreneurs; entertainment services, namely, providing podcasts in the field of business and entrepreneurs
  • CHOCO.NUT.CHEESE GRATER – Hand operated food grinder
  • BONDSTARZ – Epoxy glue for general bonding and repair purposes; contact cement; woodworking glues for industrial uses
  • AMERICAN SCREENING CORPORATION – Drug testing kits comprised of medical diagnostic reagents and assays for testing body fluids, diagnostic kits consisting primarily of monoclonal antibodies, buffers, and regents for use in disease testing, ovulation test kits, and in-vitro ovulation prediction test kits for home use; Online retail store and catalog ordering services featuring drug testing products, kits, and parts; Online retail store and catalog ordering services featuring drug testing kits comprised of medical diagnostic reagents and assays for testing body fluids, diagnostic kits consisting primarily of monoclonal antibodies, buffers, and regents for use in disease testing, ovulation test kits, and in-vitro ovulation prediction test kits for home use
  • EXTRA INNINGS – Energy drinks
  • MOUNTAIN STATE BREWING CO. –  Beer; restaurant and brew pub services
  • S & M FILE & WIRE TESTED – cutlery; hunting knives; pocket knives; tactical knives; military knives; sharpening stones
  • Trademark image – Personalized greeting cards, printed invitations, and printed announcements
  • SUN CREST – Towels, bed sheets, table linens; bed blankets, bed spreads; cubicle curtains in the nature of shower curtains; shower curtains; shower drapes; beach towels, pool towels; sport towels; gym towels; hand towels; cheese cloths; shop towels, car wash towels, auto-detailing towels, painter’s towels; mechanic towels
  • Trademark image – Providing a website featuring non-downloadable publications in the nature of patterns in the field of sewing

Last month, the FTC announced a warning, and tips, regarding government imposter scams.  A related FTC webpage features some good information for identifying such scams, and for how to report them.

Unfortunately, the FTC posts don’t reference scams targeting trademark owners based on the USPTO’s public records. These scams, for international registries and other worthless services, request large sums of money be wired to the offering party. And the solicitation is often made to mimic government correspondence.

While the USPTO did go after one such scam operator in the last few years, it is a shame that the USPTO and the FTC have not done more.

If you are interested in the topic, please contact the USPTO and/or the FTC.  You can sign my petition (Request USPTO Investigation and Action Regarding Trademark Scams) here.

image from ftc.gov