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Stealth Trademark Filings Under 44(d)

  Companies that are in the process of filing for a trademark are usually looking to complete the process as early as possible to ensure that their branding and intellectual property are protected. While most trademark applications are filed based on the use-in-commerce standard under Section 1(a) or the intent-to-use standard according to Section 1(b), foreign applicants may have another option. Trademark filings under 44(d), also known as stealth filings, allow qualifying applicants to obtain an earlier filing [...]

Overview of Both Section 71 and Section 15 Declarations

Filing a successful trademark registration can be an important moment for a business, but the work of a trademark owner does not end once the application has been accepted. Some trademark owners may need to file Section 71 and Section 15 declarations in order to continue protecting the intellectual property of the trademark. Trademark holders who obtained trademark protection through the Madrid Protocol are required to submit a Section 71 Declaration of Use form, and in some cases, a Section [...]

Registration Requirements For United States Trademarks

When filing to register an official trademark, businesses and individuals should be aware of the registration requirements for United States trademarks. Filing a trademark application is one of the most important things an individual or business can do to protect their intellectual property. Failing to meet the registration requirements can cause delays and other complications that impede an entity’s ability to protect itself from unfair competition by other entities. For more information on the trademark requirements of the United States [...]

Can You Use A Trademark That Was Rejected By The USPTO?

  Clients who have recently had their trademarks refused often ask, “can you use a trademark that was rejected by the USPTO?” A trademark rejection from the United States Patent and Trademark Office does not necessarily mean the process is over. A rejected trademark may still be used in the marketplace, but those that were rejected due to too many similarities with another trademark may need to be reevaluated. Additionally, trademark refusals by the USPTO may be appealed [...]

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