Frivolous Trademarks Parody

On Fighting Frivolous Trademarks, Part 10a: The Halo Effect

TTAB and GIRLBOSS are paving the way for faulty trademark registrations. No, they’re widening a roadway that was paved in New York. How? The Halo Effect.

Frivolous Trademarks Parody

On Fighting Frivolous Trademarks, Part 9a: Letter of Protest Problems

Here’s a trademark Letter of Protest example that illustrates some of the challenges examining attorneys face in issuing valid trademarks.

Frivolous Trademarks Parody

On Fighting Frivolous Trademarks, Part 8a: Letter of Protest Loopholes

Why so many frivolous trademarks? The hands of USPTO’s examining attorneys are tied by loopholes, fuzzy language, and overly-strict protest rules.

Frivolous Trademarks Parody

On Fighting Frivolous Trademarks, Part 7: Letters of Protest Challenges and Results

The Letter of Protest is an imperfect, much-maligned, yet incredibly useful tool to promote quality registrations. Here’s proof it works.

Frivolous Trademarks Parody

On Fighting Frivolous Trademarks, Part 5a: Misguided Creatives and Trademark Attorneys (The Current System)

What do you get when you cross unlimited slogans with misguided creatives and give everybody loopholes? An endless parade of faulty trademark registrations.

Frivolous Trademarks Parody

On Fighting Frivolous Trademarks, Part 4: Print on Demand a Growing Industry

Get ready to learn the real reasons why USPTO may face an exponential increase of ineligible trademark applications in the next few years.

Frivolous Trademarks Parody

On Fighting Frivolous Trademarks, Part 3: Gaming the System

The practice of registering T-shirt slogans as trademarks has become commonplace. But this is not the purpose of trademark registration.

Frivolous Trademarks Parody

On Fighting Frivolous Trademarks, Part 2: Definitions

There are three main sources of frivolous trademarks: trademark trolls, victimized competitors, and misinformed creatives.

Frivolous Trademarks Parody

On Fighting Frivolous Trademarks, Part 1: At the Beach

This series examines why so many bad trademarks are registered, how it affects the print-on-demand industry, and what you can do to help.