Fighting Frivolous Trademarks Groups

Last updated on May 25th, 2020 Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much. Helen Keller About a year into my “fighting frivolous trademarks” journey, I left the group I’d joined to work on a personal …

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Link: Search the Trademark Official Gazette

Here’s the link to search the Trademark Official Gazette. Use it to check trademark applications that have been recently published for opposition. I’ll show you how to search and review new applications in a separate post.

Trademark Bullying example: Stealth Troll

Last updated on May 15th, 2020 Here’s a sickening tale of how one “IP entrepreneur” shamelessly used his “stealth” trademark as a cash cow until the Seventh Circuit Court stopped him. In a nutshell, the owner of the STEALTH trademark …

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What is a Frivolous Trademark?

Frivolous trademarks are applications or registrations which may be used to control the use of phrases and bully the competition.

Irrelevant Confusion: Case Studies of IP Infringement

This Stanford Law Review article provides examples to help creatives understand why a Likelihood of Confusion refusal may stop their trademark application from being registered.

Letter of Protest Trademark Sample: Bible Verse

Last updated on May 25th, 2020 When filing a Letter of Protest against a trademark application to register a Bible verse or other religious quotation as a trademark, here’s what you need to know: Legal Basis: Failure to Function – …

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LOP Examples: Class 035

As the Lord would have it, within a day or so of my conversation with Joe, my friend Rhonda shared with me FOUR new frivolous applications in IC 035 (online retail services) I could use to test out my understanding of Joe’s explanations. This is one of those four.

He Loves Me: April 2019 Featured Product

My friend is in a perfect storm of trials. As I prayed for her, I thought of the “He loves me, he loves me not” saying. It may be tempting to question God’s love in tough times, but this design reminds me why that’s the wrong response.