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New York City – another trademark photo journal

Posted by ipelton on: November 5th, 2015

New York is always fun for me to visit. It is not only full of energy, but full of trademarks! Create names are all over the sensory experience in NYC.


Flying Puck – great hockey bar name near Madison Square Garden


Great slogan: Hand-on Today / Eyes on Tomorrow (and nice logo)



nice logo and slogan


I never notice how the logo has two “S” and looks like a harp or instrument

And despite all the great names, there are some lame ones too. Like ‘Little Italy Pizza’ or ‘Coffee Distributing Corp.’ Good luck protecting that name or stopping anyone else from using the phrase.



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New York City trademarks – another photo journal

Posted by ipelton on: May 16th, 2015

A few weeks ago I was in New York City for a day. Once again, I found trademarks everywhere. Creative names and logos abound, as do other great marketing ideas. For example, I have passed the Russian Tea Room many times, but never before noticed the very nice RTR logo.

Downtown San Diego hosted the annual meeting of the International Trademark Association last week with over 10,000 visitors from around the globe. The city was a great host for the conference. In addition, the area was full of vibrant small businesses, and great brand names and logos.  The convention center, and the San Diego department of tourism, both have great logos too, featuring suggestions of San Diego’s aquatic nature. But many of the small business’ trademarks are, unfortunately, not full protected because they are unregistered. See below for photos of many of the local trademarks.

My favorite trademarks found include:

  • Va-Va Varnish (nail services0
  • Debonair (barber shop)
  • the westbean (coffee shop)
  • Iron Monkey logo (beer)
  • The Blind Burro (restaurant and bar)
  • The Bike Revolution logo
  • Broken Yolk Cafe (diner) (Registered @USPTO!)
  • “Life is Too Short to Be Bitter!” slogan (coffee)
  • Zymology21 (restaurant and bar)

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Great trademarks in Orange County, CA – a photo journal

Posted by ipelton on: December 5th, 2014

On a recent business trip to Orange County, California, I was pleasantly surprised to find a plethora of creative brand names and logos!

Some favorites:

  • Makin’ Waves hair salon
  • BomBurger
  • Super Hero‘s sandwiches
  • nekter juice bar
  • the John Wayne Airport logo

And did you know that SURF CITY U.S.A. is a registered trademark of Huntington Beach?

2014 Trademark Expo – a photo journal

Posted by ipelton on: October 23rd, 2014

Last week, I visited the USPTO’s National Trademark Expo. I had a great time visiting with exhibitors, USPTO staff, and friends. Full disclosure: I have represented three of the exhibitors in trademark matters before the USPTO: Volcom, The Little City, and 10,000 Cranes.

Here are some photos of the fun!