February 2019

I feel the responsibility to continue to warn about scams that use publicly available addresses from the USPTO database and send "invoices" and other misleading notices to trademark owners. Even though I have written about them many time, its bears repeating: beware of these scams, and note that any important correspondence should come from the USPTO (Alexandria, Virginia and uspto.gov domain) or your attorney.

Not a week goes by without a call or email or comment about these pervasive scams. For more information and examples, see my blog here.

Bold Brand often feature i ncongruity, portmanteau, alliteration, double entendre, rhyming, or puns

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Award season trademarks

The Grammy awards were doled out recently, and the Oscars are approaching. Did you know that award trophy shapes can be trademarks? Below are some  well known awards with registered trophy configuration trademark registrations (click images to open USPTO records):

The recording of the recent  Tr ademark Office Action Bootcamp I helped lead has received great feedback. This unique recording is more than five hours! "The class not only provides great content about how to respond to office actions, you also learn the behind scenes tips and secrets that aren't often in treatises and CLE's." - attendee. For more details, see https://www.erikpelton.com/store/master-the-art-of-uspto-office-action-responses-with-our-5-hour-online-boot-camp/

I'll be speaking about recent  trademark law developments to the North Carolina Bar Association on April 5, 2019. 

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