Posts Tagged ‘trademark registration’

In 2013, a total of 326,306 trademark applications were filed with the USPTO.  The number of trademark filings increased in 2014, to 336,239. [These numbers come from a T.E.S.S. search conducted on January 6, 2015.]

The number of registrations issued in 2014 also grew over the prior year.

Registrations issued in 2014: 204,624

Registrations issued in 2013: 194,274

Registrations issued in 2012: 187,527

With the rate of growth in application filings and registrations issued, the USPTO trademark register indicates steady and increasing growth in the economy. There are currently more than two million ‘live’ US trademark registrations! (2,008,878 to be exact)

[Note – data retrieved from on 01/06/2015]

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Trademark Guide to the NFL Playoffs

Posted by ipelton on: January 9th, 2015

Eight teams remain in the NFL playoffs, with the conference semi-final games this weekend. More and more athletes have realized the value of their brands off the field, and I believe that a  record number of them own trademark registrations or applications today. Many players on the eight remaining team – and even coaches – have USPTO trademark applications or registrations.

Here are some of the highlights [click names/logo for USPTO records]:



  • Aaron Rodgers – Endorsement services, namely, promoting the goods and services of others


  • Trademark image- Sporting goods, namely, footballs


  • REVIS ISLAND – t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, hats, footwear, sleepwear, swimwear
  • Trademark image[Tom Brady] – entertainment and education in the nature of on-going audio visual and multimedia interactive programming providing information on celebrities distributed over a global computer network; Clothing, namely, hats and shirts
  • WILFORK YOU UP - T-shirts


  • HALOTI NGATA FAMILY FOUNDATION – Charitable fundraising services by means of arranging, organizing and conducting projects, entertainment and social events; charitable services, namely, providing financial support to underprivileged and disadvantaged individuals, educational organizations and medical research organizations
  • JOE FLACCO – Entertainment in the nature of competitions in the field of athletics; Entertainment in the nature of football games; Entertainment in the nature of football games; Entertainment services, namely, participation in promoting charities; Entertainment services, namely, personal appearances by a football player; and more
  • Trademark image & LACE UP SON – [Steve Smith] Charitable fundraising services by means of running and walking events


  • CHUCKSTRONG – Charitable fundraising to support cancer research and procedures


  • Trademark image & CAM NEWTON – Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing associated with a professional sports athlete, namely, sports caps and hats, sports pants, sports shirts, baseball caps, caps, fleece pullovers, fleece tops, footwear, hats, headwear for winter and summer, hooded pullovers, hooded sweat shirts, knitted caps, athletic shoes, long sleeve pullovers, moisture-wicking sports shirts, pants, pullovers, shirts, shoes, socks, sweat shirts, sweat pants, T-shirts, tee shirts, tops
  • RIVERBOAT RON – Clothing, namely, T-shirts, sport shirts, polo shirts, knit shirts, golf shirts, dress shirts, sports caps and hats
  • RON RIVERA – Educational and entertainment services, namely, providing coaching in the sport of football, motivational speaking in the field of sports and leadership, and educational speaking in the field of sports and leadership


  • BEAST MODE – t-shirts
  • DANGERUSS WILSON – Entertainment services, namely, live, televised and movie appearances by a professional entertainer; Entertainment services, namely, participation in professional football; Entertainment services, namely, personal appearances by a professional athlete


  • Trademark image- charitable fund raising services

Fifteen years ago today, I filed my first trademark application

Posted by ipelton on: December 30th, 2014

Today marks 15 years since I started my firm and began representing small businesses in filing trademark applications with the USPTO, and providing trademark counsel.  From the start — fifteen years ago! – every single application I have filed (several thousand) has been for a flat, all-inclusive fee.

Fifteen years ago, the applications were submitted on paper. And I would hand-deliver them to the USPTO.  See the “Received” stamp below on the cover page from my first application filing from the USPTO records.

A lot has changed in those 15 years, but a lot has also stayed the same.

And today, trademarks are more valuable than ever and provide a great investment for their cost.


I frequently advocate on this blog that we should practice what we preach.  Many trademark law firms don’t have good slogans or logos. Many trademark law firms have not registered their trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Not so here at Erik M. Pelton & Associates!  Just added to our roster of registered trademarks: THE NONTRADITIONAL TRADEMARK LAWYERS®.

Get it? It is a double entendre, which makes for a fun, memorable and good trademark.

  • Nontraditional trademarks are source indicating things that are not words or designs, such as sounds, colors, shapes, mascots, uniforms, packaging, and more.
  • Nontraditional lawyers are different from traditional law firms. They use technology to provide more efficient services – the internet for research, email for communication, networks for document storage, and online systems for filing. They charge flat fees. They are smaller and nimble. They publish blogs, create apps, and use social media. They build and use proprietary software for managing dockets and deadlines. Their attorneys answer the phones and return messages promptly.

At Erik M. Pelton & Associates, we are nontraditional. And we have a great deal of experience protecting ‘nontraditional’ trademarks!

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More great food truck trademarks

Posted by ipelton on: November 11th, 2014

The food truck craze continues to grow. Last year, I wrote about some great truck names that I had seen. Now, here are some more fantastic food truck trademarks that I found in the records of the USPTO [click marks for USPTO records]:

Know of another great food truck name that I missed? Let me know!