State vs Federal Trademark

State Trademark Registration vs. Federal Trademark Registration

State Trademark Registration vs. Federal Trademark Registration With the Federal USPTO Trademark Registration providing protection throughout the Union, why would you think about a State registration? Did you know that States, typically through their Secretary of State departments, provide protection for state trademarks. What are the benefits of State TM Registration? Interstate Commerce Sometimes, a […]

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how much to trademark a logo

How much is it to trademark a logo?

How much is it to trademark a logo? So you have the new logo for your business, fresh off the designer’s laptop. It’s engaging, dynamic and representative of your business or product in so many ways. You’re going to receive a lot of brand loyalty from customers, who will be looking for the brand when […]

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How to Trademark a Name

How to Trademark a Name

You want to protect your business name with a trademark? Trademark is generally the protection you are looking for for a brand name or product name. A Trademark is a name that is used consistently in association with your goods and services, and represents a source for those goods. So how do you trademark a […]

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International Class for Trademarks – what class do I file my goods and services in?

The Nice International Classification divides all goods and services that can be represented by trademarks into 45 classes. They are, generally: Goods Class 01  Chemicals Class 02  Paints, Coatings & Pigments Class 03  Cleaning Products, Bleaching & Abrasives, Cosmetics Class 04  Fuels, Industrial Oils and Greases, Illuminates Class 05  Pharmaceutical, Veterinary Products, Dietetic Class 06  Metals, metal castings, Locks, Safes, Hardware […]

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Play-Doh Scent Trademark

Hasbro succeeds in Play-Doh scent trademark; but is this an end-run around the 20-year lifespan of a patent?

Hasbro recently succeeded in trademarking Play-Doh’s smell. The scent, that we all know from childhood, is described as ““a unique scent formed through the combination of a sweet, slightly musky, vanilla-like fragrance, with slight overtones of cherry, and the natural smell of a salted, wheat-based dough,” The executives of Hasbro are over the moon, as […]

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Etsy Bitcoin T-shirts Trademarked

BITCOIN brand, trademarked in UK, owner is now trying to enforce it for T-shirts

A T-shirt vendor on etsy.com recently received a cease and desist from a trademark owner, who had received a UK trademark for BITCOIN. The trademark BITCOIN covers a huge list of clothing and other goods, and has been registered since April 2018. The Bitcoin community is up in arms over this shameless attempt to monopolize […]

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Trademark Brand Registry

Trademarks with Amazon Brand Registry – Defend your Brand

Defend your brand on Amazon with a registered trademark and the Amazon Brand Registry Once you are successful on Amazon, customers will get to know your brand and will look for it before making their purchases. However, copycats will swoop in and try to benefit from your goodwill, that you have built up with blood, […]

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