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

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

The USPTO has implemented a program 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 longer in use...

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Author: Matthew D. Asbell | Co-Author: Dongfang “Maggie” Wang(王东芳) | Practices: | Tags: , , , ,



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