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Do Cannabis Brands Qualify for Federal Trademark Protection?

Brand protection is crucial for every type of company. You might be wondering whether you can file for trademark protection if the goods connected with your brand are legal in your state — but not at the federal level. As more states legalize recre… Read More
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USPTO Electronic Trademark Registration Certificates

Trademark applicants may have become aware that a change recently occurred in the way trademark registration certificates are processed. As of May 24, 2022, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will be issuing electronic trademark re… Read More
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USPTO Shuts Down Trademark Bid from Domain Registry Company

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently affirmed a decision issued by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) to reject Vox’s .SUCKS trademark applications filed in 2018. The domain registry operator submitted two application… Read More
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Principal v. Supplemental Register Trademark

When you file a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), it is crucial to understand that there are two registers upon which your trademark can appear. Under the Lanham Act, a trademark may be registered on th… Read More
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What is a Date of First Use in Filing a Trademark Application?

The date of first use is one of the most important pieces of information you provide in your trademark application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Establishing that your mark is in use is a vital part of the trademark registration p… Read More
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Trademark Goods and Services Classes

Coming up with an idea that makes your brand stand out is just the beginning of your entrepreneurial success. Importantly, you also need to protect the mark that makes your company unique with a registered trademark. But filing a trademark applicatio… Read More
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Class 003 Trademarks

Registering your cosmetics, skin care, hair care, beauty supplies or cleaning substance trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the most important measure you can take to shield your brand from misuse by competitors. B… Read More
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What are Zombie Trademarks, and How Do You Deal With Them?

For centuries, October has conjured images of ghosts, goblins, and children in costumes singing, “Trick or Treat!” Lately, there’s been an onslaught of television shows and movies depicting creepy societies determined to raise the dead, and zom… Read More
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When Do You Need a Trademark for Your Business/Startup?

You have a great idea for a startup business or new product. You’ve spent time and money brainstorming, gathering the right team, and creating something truly unique and valuable to consumers. Then it occurs to you… “Do I need a business tradem… Read More
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What it Means When Your Trademark is Registered

If you want to create a product or service with a unique brand, name, or logo, you should consider protecting your intellectual property with a trademark. But what does trademark mean, and are you required to register a trademark? In this article, we… Read More
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