How to Cancel a Registered Trademark As recently as a year ago, this article would have been written quite differently. A trademark cancellation filed with the TTAB would have been the only procedure to discuss. We’ll certainly delve into a TTAB cancellation in this post, but we now have a couple more ways to cancel […]
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Trademark application: What is the most important factor in registering a mark?
What is the #1 factor in filing a trademark application? For many businesses thinking of registering a trademark, cost is the biggest factor. It is often the first and only question asked of our trademark filing services. I’m not surprised. Trademark filings have become commoditized. So it’s no surprise that would-be filers are searching for […]
How much does a TMA petition for trademark nonuse cost?
What is a TMA petition based on trademark nonuse? Third parties can now file petitions to remove some or all of the non-used goods or services in a trademark registration without going through the more expensive and lengthy process of a TTAB trademark cancellation. Under the Trademark Modernization Act (TMA), a petition may be filed […]
What are nonuse trademark challenges under the Trademark Modernization Act (TMA)?
Why is nonuse of a trademark registration a problem? The US trademark registration system differs from those of foreign countries which do not require usage of their registered trademarks. In the US, a registered trademark must be used continuously on the goods or services identified in the registration. The problem arises when a trademark owner […]
How to Defend a Trademark Cancellation
What is a trademark cancellation? A trademark cancellation is a mini-lawsuit filed with the TTAB to attack a trademark registration. Cancellations deal with only registered trademarks, and not pending applications. A third party may seek to cancel a registration in whole or in part. Here are helpful tips to defend against a trademark cancellation. What […]
Why Trademarks Matter to Amazon Sellers
Why do registered trademarks matter to Amazon sellers? Selling products through Amazon in the US can be lucrative if done wisely. One crucial factor in selling products under your own brand is to make sure you comply with Amazon’s intellectual property policy and block competitors from using your brand. The reason why trademarks matter to […]