What does it mean if a trademark is “ornamental”? Can ornamental trademark refusals be avoided? To learn more about the meaning of an...Read More >>>
Monthly Archives: May 2012
Saluting Our Veterans: Interesting Memorial Day Trademarks
[Re-posted, with edits, from 5/30/2012] Memorial Day is our country’s annual tribute to fallen heroes...Read More >>>
Apple files for patent and trademark protection for Siri's "ding-ding" nois...
I recently noticed that Apple filed to “intent to use”...Read More >>>
Veteran-owned small businesses eligible for pro bono trademark services from Erik M. Pelto...
Erik M. Pelton & Associates, PLLC (“EMP&A”), an experienced boutique...Read More >>>
Tips from the USPTO: An INTA 'table topic' summary
Two weeks ago I attended a roundtable “table topic” at the INTA conference featuring two...Read More >>>
Anatomy of a copyright registration
In September 2011, I posted about what an application for copyright registration with the Library of Congress looks like. See: Anatomy of an application...Read More >>>
Essential USPTO trademark resources
The USPTO website (www.USPTO.gov) contains an amazing array of trademark resources. Even many experienced practitioners are not aware of all of them. While...Read More >>>
Beware of trademark scam from "International Catalogue of Trademarks"
I received the solicitation below this week. The cost for...Read More >>>
Tips for trademark settlement discussions
Most writing and analysis regarding trademark issues assume an end result in court (or at...Read More >>>
Washington, DC – an INTA conference photo journal
The INTA® annual meeting in Washington, DC ended earlier this week. More than 9,500 attendees...Read More >>>