What is the USPTO Post Registration Proof of Use Audit Program?

In contrast to some other jurisdictions, trademark rights in the United States are based on use in commerce. In order to register a trademark in the United States, you must demonstrate that you are actually using the trademark in commerce when conducting business or in relation to each of the products or services identified in [...]

By |2019-03-18T15:04:12+00:00March 18th, 2019|Trademark|0 Comments

Using your trademark correctly as filed – How to avoid office action refusal from the USPTO

Using your trademark correctly as filed – how to avoid refusal from the USPTO “Mark Differs on Drawing and Specimen” It is important to note that the trademark must be used exactly as filed. It means that the trademark (called “drawing” by the USPTO) must be substantially the exact representation of the mark as intended [...]

By |2019-03-04T15:14:03+00:00March 4th, 2019|Trademark|0 Comments

Trade Secrets, Confidential Information, and Know-how: What Are The Differences?

The world is growing increasingly more accessible every day. Ideas can be shared with millions in an instant via the internet and more information is being published than ever before. In this increasingly complicated, competitive, and connected world, some information is best protected by keeping it secret rather than by traditional intellectual property rights. Trademarks, [...]

By |2019-03-04T07:54:01+00:00January 31st, 2019|Trademark|0 Comments

What is Section 8 trademark declaration of use? When do I file Section 8 affidavit of use?

Congratulations, your trademark has been registered! Now, what? You only have to renew it every ten years, right? Actually, there’s a bit more work to be done. After a mark is successfully registered, you, the owner of the mark, must prove that your mark has been used in commerce for a continuous period of five [...]

By |2018-12-22T08:40:38+00:00December 11th, 2018|Trademark|0 Comments

What should a foreign business know about filing a trademark in China?

This is the 3rd article in our series of 3 articles about Chinese trademarks. Read our 1st article here and our 2nd article here. General information about trademark application in China   “First-to-File” System: Whoever files a trademark application first, gets the eventual registration. No evidence of use is required to get a registration. Member of Paris [...]

By |2018-12-24T02:19:02+00:00December 4th, 2018|Trademark|0 Comments

Why you should file your trademark in China now

A Guide to the Chinese Trademark Registration Process – Part 2 Why you should file your Chinese trademark now This is the 2nd article in our series of 3 article about Chinese trademarks. Read our 1st article here. As the second largest economic entity in the world, China has a broad market, and Chinese market [...]

By |2018-12-24T02:15:35+00:00November 24th, 2018|Trademark|0 Comments

Trademark registration process in China

A Guide to the Chinese Trademark Registration Process - Part 1 Chinese articles series. Article 1 of 3.   When a trademark application is filed, the China Trademark Office (CTMO) will review the application. Then an official receipt will be issued (usually takes about 15-30 days for the official receipt to issue). The CTMO will [...]

By |2018-11-29T17:06:47+00:00November 11th, 2018|Trademark|0 Comments

What should tech startups do to legally protect their business?

Many new and aspiring business owners are reluctant to share their new business idea. The is of course a risk that by sharing an idea with others that the idea could be copied and produced as a competitor. While this fear may be founded, you should understand how you can legally protect your startup, as [...]

By |2019-03-04T07:54:22+00:00October 27th, 2018|Trademark|0 Comments

Launch before you file or file before you launch?

When is the best time to file a trademark? --Does the chicken come before egg or the egg before the chicken?-- We are often asked this question: When is the best time to file trademark? This question is especially important for Amazon sellers as they have the additional pressure of getting into the Amazon Brand [...]

By |2019-03-04T07:54:29+00:00September 19th, 2018|Trademark|0 Comments
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