"trademark application"

It is important to consider your options prior to filing an Answer if your trademark application is opposed.

Trademark Opposition.   A trademark opposition is an inter-partes proceeding before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  Any third-party may file a notice of opposition against a trademark on one or more several grounds.  These include that

As a Connecticut trademark attorney, I often advise clients on the trademark registration process and what legal rights a United States Trademark registration grants.  Since there are many misunderstandings about trademark law, it is worthwhile to briefly discuss some best practices on how to protect trademarks and brand names here:

1.   Begin with a Full

Preparing and filing a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office is not a simple task. Like most governmental agencies, the Trademark Office has many rules and regulations that must be followed in the filing process.  If a trademark owner does not carefully follow these requirements, chances are that his/her trademark application

It’s a known fact:  many brand owners think that “trademarking” a product or service is deceptively simple. This and other common mistakes about trademark rights  tends to create confusion and greater risk to those companies who do not have a working knowledge of the basics of trademark law.  Keep in mind the following miconceptions that can create major problems for you and