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What Is the Discovery Conference in a TTAB Proceeding?

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At the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, trademark disputes between parties are adjudicated by the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board.  These disputes take the form of cancellation proceedings (against existing registrations) and oppositions (against pending applications).  If you are involved in such a proceeding, you certainly need an attorney to have a good chance of … Read more

What Is a Deceptive Trademark Refusal?

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When the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office reviews your trademark application, they are looking to make sure your trademark can be registered.  If the Examining Attorney assigned to your application finds a problem with it, they will issue an office action.  A good number of the posts on my blog are dedicated to the various … Read more

What Is a Consent and Coexistence Agreement?

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Trademark disputes between businesses with similar names or other trademarks are not that uncommon.  You can see these issues in the news on a daily basis.  Often these disputes end up with some kind of settlement between the parties.  A common way they are settled is with a “consent” or “coexistence” agreement.  This may in … Read more

What Does Having Your Trademark Application Suspended Mean?

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Because there aren’t enough variables in the trademark application process, I want to discuss an important aspect many people don’t know about.  This blog post focuses on when and why you might have your trademark application suspended at the USPTO.  Let’s start by discussing what “suspension” means exactly. What Does It Mean to Have Your … Read more

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