Here’s a glossary of trademark terms you need to understand to make sense of fighting frivolous trademarks. See all other posts regarding trademarks here.
If the specimen is a mock-up, a fake specimen report should be submitted (in addition to a Letter of Protest, if appropriate).
Potentially overreaching trademark applications or registrations used to initiate frivolous claims of infringement.
These occur in every industry. Examples: STAINLESS STEEL (for garlic presses); ONCE A MARINE, ALWAYS A MARINE (for clothing).
“Frivolous Trademark” is a subjective term coined in the Amazon seller communities. Its use in this or other training materials should not be construed to suggest wrongful intent on the part of trademark applicants or owners.
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