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International Trademark Goods/Services Classification System

The Nice Agreement, established the international system of classifying goods and services for trademark applications into forty-five different trademark Classes. One requirement of the trademark application process is for trademark applicants, often through their trademark attorney, must select what goods (products) and/or services they use in connection with their applied for trademark. In 1957, much of the […]

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Merely Deceptively Misdescriptive Trademarks

Trademarks that are merely deceptively misdescriptive of the goods or services of the trademark applicant, the mark can only be registered if secondary meaning under Section 2(f) of the Lanham Act. Section 2(e)(1) of the Lanham Act prohibits trademark registration to marks that are “merely …  deceptively misdescriptive” when used in connection with the applied for goods

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What is a Service Mark?

Service marks, often considered a subset of trademarks, act to distinguish the services of one business entity from those of a different business entity. Trademark vs. Service Mark Many people in the public, and even legal trademark scholars, use the word trademark to cover both trademarks and service marks, however there is an important and

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Benefits of the Supplemental Register

The Supplemental Trademark Register does not enjoy all the same benefits as the Principal Trademark Register but is still worthwhile for trademark owners. The Principal Register at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is where trademark owners want their trademarks to be registered. However, in some cases that is not possible. That is where the Supplemental Register

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What is the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board?

The TTAB, a neutral body within the USPTO, decides appeals, oppositions and cancellations The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) is a neutral body within the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) consisting of 26 highly qualified judges. The TTAB functions as a court that hears appeals regarding the registrability of trademarks, opposition cases, and cancellation proceedings.

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Trademark Class 35 – Advertising, Retail, and Business Services

Class 35 provides a broad range of business services including advertising and marketing services, business consultation, and retail store services. Trademark Classes Background One of the main requirements of the trademark application process is for trademark owners to identify what goods and/or services are used in connection with. For example, Uber must identify they use their

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Trademark Class 5 – Pharmaceuticals, Supplements & Medical Dressings

Trademark Class 5 consists of pharmaceuticals, supplements, vitamins, veterinary supplies, baby food, bandages and more. Trademark Classes Background A key piece of the trademark application process at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is for trademark applicants to identify what goods and/or services they use their trademark in connection with and what goods and/or services they

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What is the ® Symbol?

The ® symbol is the international symbol for a trademark registration. On product packaging, billboards, online and elsewhere, companies will place the registration symbol, ®, after company or product names, logos, slogans and more as long as they are registered trademarks. It is best practice for companies to always properly mark their trademark registrations with

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