Authors: Bharati Bakshani, Dennis S. Prahl, Matthew D. Asbell, Sebastian Lovera Riso | Co-Author: Dongfang “Maggie” Wang(王东芳) | Practices: | Tags: , , , ,

如何正确提交美国商标使用声明

Translation by Maggie Wang 基于“意向使用”(“Intent to use” ,简称“ITU”)的商标申请在完成注册之前必须声明已使用于所要注册的商品或服务。在收到“准予注册通知”(“Notice of...

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Author: Matthew D. Asbell | Practices: | Tags: , , , , , ,

Maintenance and Renewal of U.S. Trademark Registrations

U.S. trademark registrations automatically lapse if they are not maintained or renewed at the appropriate times.  The registrant must, at a minimum, submit an affidavit of use (or excusable non-use) of the mark in U.S. Commerce with acceptable...

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Authors: Bharati Bakshani, Sebastian Lovera Riso, Dennis S. Prahl, Matthew D. Asbell | Practices: | Tags: , , ,

What qualifies as acceptable Use in U.S. Commerce?

The mark must be used “in Commerce” and in good faith in the ordinary course of trade. While the USPTO will generally not conduct an inquiry, the applicant must claim use that qualifies as “Use in U.S. Commerce”....

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Authors: Bharati Bakshani, Dennis S. Prahl, Matthew D. Asbell, Sebastian Lovera Riso | Categories: | Tags: , , ,

Allegations of Use in U.S. Trademark Applications Based on Intent to Use

“Intent to use” (“ITU”) trademark applications must be successfully amended to allege use in U.S. Commerce before proceeding to registration. The applicant has six months from the issuance of a Notice of Allowance (“NOA”) or any...

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Authors: Matthew D. Asbell, John Heinbockel | Practices: | Tags: , , , ,

“So, Your U.S. Trademark Registration is Being Audited”

The USPTO implemented a program in March 2017 to audit trademark maintenance and renewal filings for the purpose of ensuring that trademark registrations were not being maintained in connection with goods and services for which the marks are no...

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