USPTO successes bright in a dark year! By J M Faier, M.P.P., M.B.A., J.D. (USPTO Regn. No. 56,731) jmfaier@faier.com. T: 312-382-9400. 11:44, December 30, 2020

Category: Trademark

USPTO successes bright in a dark year! By J M Faier, M.P.P., M.B.A., J.D. (USPTO Regn. No. 56,731) jmfaier@faier.com. T: 312-382-9400.

The USPTO issued it’s 2020 performance report. You can read it at USPTO annual reports | USPTO. The surprises are that in a Pandemic year that we still see a 9.6 percent increases in applications. The squawk at INTA related to the tougher position on audits and requirements for a U.S. attorney. The PTO expressed […]

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A Better Trademark of 2020: REVERB! By James Michael Faier, M.P.P., M.B.A., J.D. U.S. Registered Patent Attorney (USPTO 56,731)

On Lincoln Avenue in Chicago is an advert for one of the better trademarks of 2020: REVERB. As a guy with 30-years in this field, I spend my life watching marks that meet my taste for greatness: pithiness, relevance, edge, and distinctiveness. REVERB is such as mark as applied to the used musical instrument business. […]

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Fear and Trademarks. Believe in your Customer. By James Michael Faier, M.P.P., M.B.A., J.D. Registered Patent Attorney (USPTO #56731)

I am reading a book called Small Data. The author makes clear you need to focus small aspects of local life. The author, a Dane by birth, commented that the USA is ruled by fear. He says we try to make a big thing about being about freedom. I have been thinking about that and […]

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Show me the Money! You are your licensee’s Keeper: Ledesma v. Marriott Int’l, Inc., Starwood Hotels & Resort Worldwide, LLC, 2020 WL 6747005 (November 16, 2020). By James Michael Faier, M.P.P., M.B.A., J.D. (USPTO Regn. No. 56731)

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois correctly denied Marriott’s Motion for Summary Judgment in the above case. In this case, Ledesma travelled to India. He signed up for a hotel room at the Westin in Chennai, India. While on the premises Ledesma was hurt when the elevator dropped with him […]

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Trademark Clearance Research

The Importance of Trademark Clearance Research When choosing a trademark for your new company or brand, you cannot simply pick a name and run with it. In the United States, trademark rights are exclusive—once one company picks a trademark, other companies are prohibited from choosing a “confusingly similar” mark. This does not mean that no […]

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