Checking Your Trademark Status at the USPTO

trademark status

If you have filed your U.S. trademark application through the Trademark Office at USPTO.gov, then you will obviously want to check your trademark status from time to time.  If you provided your email address at the time you filed, then you should be notified of any updates.  However, most people will want to be able … Read moreChecking Your Trademark Status at the USPTO

Should I Ever Call a Trademark Owner?

trademark owner

The last few weeks I have had several conversations with prospective clients that have made a major mistake.  When conducting their own common law or knockout searches, they found potentially conflicting trademarks.  But instead of consulting with an attorney, they then contacted the trademark owner directly.  There are various reasons why you might be tempted to … Read moreShould I Ever Call a Trademark Owner?

Trademark Engine Reviews Reveal Unhappy Customers

Trademark Engine Reviews

While many of my posts revolve around the dangers of DIY trademark services, sometimes I like to switch things up.  Occasionally, I like to look at what the customers of these services (like LegalZoom, Trademarkia, and LegalForce) are saying.  Spoiler alert: it’s usually not very good. For transparency, I found these reviews on Trademark Engine’s … Read moreTrademark Engine Reviews Reveal Unhappy Customers

Trademark Office Open During Government Shutdown

USPTO shutdown

Many parts of the U.S. federal government have shut down this 2018 holiday season, due to political disagreement over the budget.  This issue is likely to spill over into early 2019.  However, the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) will, at least temporarily, remain open during the shutdown. According to the USPTO, it has … Read moreTrademark Office Open During Government Shutdown