USPTO Audits

Last updated on May 29th, 2020 USPTO apparently audits registrations! The screenshot is hard to read, so here’s what it says: The USPTO is performing random audits of US trademark registrations to assess and promote the accuracy and integrity of …

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Failure to Function Example: Widespread Use

Last updated on May 16th, 2020 Love it! Here’s a great example of a term’s failure to function without widespread use on goods. This is a big deal, because in the Merch By Amazon fight against frivolous trademarks, USPTO has …

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LOP Examples: Class 035 Update

Last updated on May 13th, 2020 FRIVOLOUS TRADEMARKS:  IC 35 Letter of Protest update:  My Dog Mom Letter of Protest was dismissed in part and denied in part:  1) a “failure-to-function — widely used message” refusal was already issued, so …

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Circumcision Benefits

In the 1989–1999 decade, multiple studies confirmed the beneficial effect of newborn circumcision in preventing infant UTIs19–21 and transmission of HIV.

Girlboss Update

GIRLBOSS’s attorney raises some interesting points to overcome USPTO’s initial “failure to function” refusal. I’m curious how USPTO will rule on this.