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The Dangers of Letting Someone Who Is Not An Attorney Assist You With The Trademark Application Process

When a new or small business owner is applying for their trademark, they may be tempted to avoid using an attorney to try to save money or time. They may have a friend, relative, or mentor who has filed a trademark application who offers to help. However, there are several dangers when letting someone who [...]


How To Avoid A Generic Trademark

Although trademarks are a popular marketing tool, when they become used in the wrong context, they can ultimately become a nightmare for specific brands, as this popularity can lead to the destruction of the trademark’s distinctiveness. When these words lose their value, it can ultimately lead to genericide and numerous other business issues. To learn [...]


Top 10 Reasons to Register Your Trademark

Secure your brand's future success by learning the benefits of trademark registration Registering a trademark is crucial in protecting your brand and establishing legal rights to its exclusive use. Whether you're an entrepreneur, business owner, or creative professional, understanding the reasons to register your trademark is essential for safeguarding your brand and ensuring its [...]

Trademark Registration Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About Trademark Registration If you want to protect the intellectual property of your business, there may be several trademark registration questions you may have in mind regarding the process. A Washington DC intellectual property attorney at War IP Law can be a valuable resource in answering questions on trademark registration and [...]

Trademarking A Slogan

Trademarking A Slogan Slogans set a business apart from the competition, further solidifying the brand in the mind of potential customers and vendors. Trademarking a slogan protects a company’s intellectual property and increases its value. For help understanding your intellectual property rights, consider contacting the trademark attorneys at War IP Law, PLLC at 202-800-3754. What [...]


What Is a Trademark Opposition?

The process of filing a trademark begins with an application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Once the application is published, a 30-day opposition period begins, during which time anyone who believes the trademark could damage their business may file a formal opposition. In recent years, there has been a huge [...]

How Can I Change The Goods And Services Listed In My Trademark Application After It Has Been Filed?

Choosing the right goods and services is one of the most important parts of filing a trademark application. All applicants should be positive that they have included all relevant goods and services for any products that will use the trademark. If an error has been made in this portion of the application, you may [...]

What Happens If I Do Not Take an Insurance Extension of Time and my Trademark Specimen is Rejected?

Trademark applications filed as “intent to use applications” require that a Statement of Use and an acceptable Specimen of Use are filed prior to the registration of the mark. The Statement of Use states that the trademark is currently in use in interstate commerce. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) allows applicants [...]


What Is an Insurance Extension of Time?

An insurance extension of time is a type of “insurance” for intent-to-use trademark applications when a Statement of Use (SOU) is filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This type of extension is a common way to have an additional six months to cure any problems with the specimen of use filed [...]

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