Can you have too many goods or services in a US trademark application? Most foreign countries do not require use of the trademark for registration. So it is common to find a high number of goods or services in Madrid trademark applications that originate outside the US. The lack of a use requirement in foreign […]
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Madrid Protocol or direct US trademark application: Which has lower costs and better benefits?
Madrid vs. US direct: Costs & non-monetary considerations International applicants seeking to register their trademark in the US have a couple of options. If the applicant’s country is a member of the Madrid Protocol, the trademark owner can file either: a Madrid Protocol application that designates the US along with other Madrid member countries; or […]
Madrid Trademark – US Office Action: How to respond – Section 66(a)
US Office Action in Madrid Protocol Trademark Application Madrid Protocol trademark applications that enter the US through Section 66(a) will often encounter several issues. There may be substantive refusals and non-substantive issues. Substantive rejections may include a likelihood of confusion or merely descriptive refusal, or both. Non-substantive issues typically do not require an extensive response. […]
Madrid Protocol trademark application vs. Conventional Priority: Which is less expensive?
How much does a Madrid Protocol trademark application cost? The Madrid Protocol can be a cost-effective way for trademark owners to obtain international registration through a centralized system, especially if registration is sought in several countries. What if an owner of a foreign trademark application wants to register in the U.S. alone? Will the Madrid Protocol provide non-U.S. companies with a […]
Can U.S. trademark registrations under the Madrid Protocol be canceled for non-use?
Not every trademark registered with the USPTO had to have been used in U.S. commerce prior to registration. The Madrid Protocol allows applicants to register a trademark in the U.S. based upon an international registration without having to show prior usage in the U.S. If a pending trademark application has been rejected on the grounds of a […]