Trademark Terms

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.

Trademark Terms

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TMEP
Trademark Manual for Examining Procedure, used by Examining Attorneys at the USPTO to determine whether to accept or reject trademark and patent applications. See the whole thing here.
Submitted by: Morgan Reece

Trademark Troll
One who uses a trademark to control access to popular phrases or marketing terms (rather than for building a unique brand). See my Stealth post for an example.


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