Once you submit your trademark application, The Trademark Office will examine it to ensure that it meets a number of standards. If it does not, the attorney assigned to your application will issue what is referred to as an “office action.” This document lists the problems that must be resolved for your application to move … Read more USPTO Changes Specimen Requirements for Websites
A good percentage of my clients operate online-only businesses. These include businesses that make and sell products through their own websites, Amazon, or other similar platforms. I also work with businesses that offer services online, such as website design, marketing services, or providing software-related services. In fact, my own trademark law practice is conducted almost … Read more Why Should I Register My Online Business Trademark?
Whenever there is an important Supreme Court ruling in trademark law, I like to write summaries about the case. Recently, the Supreme Court made its ruling in Romag Fasteners, Inc. v. Fossil Group, Inc. This case dealt with trademark infringement damages, and when they can be awarded. Before this case, there was a split in the … Read more SCOTUS Lowers Bar for Trademark Infringement Damages
Although I have spent a lot of time blogging about the dangers of DIY/document prep trademark services like LegalZoom or Trademark Engine, it is clear that these big non-law firms aren’t going anywhere soon. In fact, this industry appears to be growing. Unfortunately, so is the number of customers that have had poor experiences because … Read more Trademark Plus Reviews Overwhelmingly Negative