Trademark attorneys are just as likely as creatives to apply for unregistrable trademarks. USPTO is duty-bound to issue valid registrations.
Here are thirty-three “Make America” phrases that are registered trademarks for clothing. Let’s make trademarks mean “source indicator” again.
In this post, you’ll learn how why some attorneys don’t like the Letter of Protest procedure and why arguments against keeping it free are flawed.
The Letter of Protest is an imperfect, much-maligned, yet incredibly useful procedure. Here’s proof that protests are key to valid trademark registrations.
This post is one of three that discuss the trademark system’s bias toward faulty registrations and steps USPTO has taken to reduce it.
This post explains how Amazon’s IP policies, unlimited brand names, and brand registry program all motivate creatives to apply for questionable trademarks.
This post explains how savvy creatives and trademark attorneys easily overcome an ornamental refusal for questionable trademark applications.
In this post, you’ll learn how the novelty industry spawns so many questionable and even faulty trademark registrations.
This post explains how USPTO helps creatives register questionable trademarks by teaching them how to overcome an ornamental refusal.
This post uses the LIFE IS GOOD trademark as a case study to demonstrate how myopic refusals unintentionally strengthen weak trademarks.