Frivolous trademarks are applications or registrations which may be used to control the use of phrases and bully the competition.
It’s not uncommon for creatives to wrongly assume they invented or coined their artistic expressions. For example, a certain rock star wanted to register the ILY symbol. I am not making this up. Happily the Washington Post noticed the application and announced it to the world less than a week after it was filed. The […]
This Stanford Law Review article provides examples to help creatives understand why a Likelihood of Confusion refusal may stop their trademark application from being registered.
When filing a Letter of Protest against an application to register a Bible verse or other religious quotation as a trademark, here’s what you need to know: Legal Basis:– Religious Text See TMEP 1202.04(c) : It’s not enough to tell USPTO the verse reference. They need to SEE proof that the […]
As the Lord would have it, within a day or so of my conversation with, my friend Rhonda shared with me FOUR new frivolous applications in IC 035 (online retail services) I could use to test out my understanding of Joe’s explanations. This is one of those four.
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