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1. 2018 National Trademark Exposition、25:23
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar氏(元NBA名選手、6times MVP player)のスピーチ(19:40当りから)があります。

2.Who Owns You After You Die – Inside the Estates of Deceased Celebrities、1:04:45
July 27, 2018 in the SC Johnson Conference Centerでの収録です。

商標登録insideNews: U.S. Federal Register :Changes to the Trademark Rules of Practice To Mandate Electronic Filing

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) proposes to amend the Rules of Practice in Trademark Cases and the Rules of Practice in Filings Pursuant to the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks to mandate electronic filing of trademark applications and submissions associated with trademark applications and registrations, and to require the designation of an email address for receiving USPTO correspondence.

情報源: Federal Register :: Changes to the Trademark Rules of Practice To Mandate Electronic Filing

[コメント] 要はUSPTOは紙出願の受付を近々止めるということです。代理人等は、電子メールのアドレスを維持する必要があります。米国でも現実には既に殆どの人がe-filingをしている筈とは思います。

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10 Million Patents 百年で米国特許商標庁が特許の表紙のデザインを変えたのは今回で2度目です。また、6月19日には米国特許商標庁では10,000,000号の特許が発行されます。

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Patent Pro Bono Program

Pro Bono活動は資力のない依頼者に対して無料や僅かな手数料で、法的な手続の代理を進めるプログラムです。日本での弁理士会や商工会議所で行われる無料相談会も同じような内容です。ビデオはアメリカ合衆国での無料発明相談についての説明となっています。

商標登録insideNews: Hasbro Trademarks a Favorite Smell from Childhood: The PLAY-DOH Scent | Hasbro

The Investor Relations website contains information about Hasbro’s business for stockholders, potential investors, and financial analysts.

情報源: Hasbro Trademarks a Favorite Smell from Childhood: The PLAY-DOH Scent | Hasbro

情報源: ハズブロ、粘土の匂いを商標登録 | スラド idle

US Registration Number: 5467089
Mark Drawing Type: 6 – NO DRAWING-SENSORY MARK, The mark is a scent of a sweet, slightly musky, vanilla fragrance, with slight overtones of cherry, combined with the smell of a salted, wheat-based dough.

Play-Doh Japan – こむぎねんどプレイ・ドー NEW!キッチンシリーズ マジックオーブンTVCM

商標登録insideNews: MillerCoors accuses Hite of copycat trademark | The Korea Herald

US brewing giant MillerCoors has accused South Korean beer brand Hite of copying its light pale lager Lite, in an apparent move to deter Hite Jinro’s growing presence in the US market. 

情報源: MillerCoors accuses Hite of copycat trademark

hite millercoors beer dispute
Opposition 91241075, Hite Jinro Co., Ltd. v. MillerCoors LLC from USPTO

商標登録insideNews: Lexus Grabs LQ Trademark, Possibly For Flagship Crossover

This could be the LF-1 Limitless come to life. If you take a look at the Lexus lineup, you’ll notice something about how it names its models – if you consider two-letter combinations names. Across its lineup, Lexus denotes its flagship model with the “L” prefix with the S, C, and X suffix denoting sedan, coupe, and SUV, respectively

情報源: Lexus Grabs LQ Trademark, Possibly For Flagship Crossover

Lexus LF-1 Limitless

Flood of Trademark Applications From China Alarms U.S. Officials – WSJ

The surge of filings from China has surprised the patent office. Officials say it could be fueled by cash subsidies that Chinese municipal governments are offering to citizens who register a trademark in a foreign country. Trademark applications from China have grown more than 12-fold since 2013 and for fiscal 2017 totaled thousands more than the combined filings from Canada, Germany and the U.K. About one in every nine trademark applications reviewed by the U.S. agency is China-based, according to governm

情報源: Flood of Trademark Applications From China Alarms U.S. Officials – WSJ

商標登録insideNews: Subaru is trademarking the name Evoltis, perhaps for EVs or hybrids – Autoblog

A mention of the Evoltis name appears in the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s listings, and the application has been filed as recently as March 26. We don’t know yet whether the Evoltis name would stand for the entire vehicle or its hybrid tech — or if it will be actually used at all. Car & Driver reports that Subaru of America didn’t comment on the matter when asked.

情報源: Subaru is trademarking the name Evoltis, perhaps for EVs or hybrids – Autoblog

SUBARU / スバル VIZIV FUTURE CONCEPT World Premiere Video

商標登録insideNews: The Trademark Trial And Appeal Board Announces A New Test For Comparing Standard Character Marks With Word & Design Marks | Orrick – IP Landscape – JDSupra

The Federal Circuit left the following question open in its In re Viterra decision from 2012:  How do we compare standard character trademarks (e.g., non-stylized word marks) with design marks for purposes of determining likelihood of confusion?

情報源: The Trademark Trial And Appeal Board Announces A New Test For Comparing Standard Character Marks With Word & Design Marks | Orrick – IP Landscape – JDSupra

米国商標 使用見本抗議メール試用プログラム | 米国特許商標庁 (USPTO)

米国特許商標庁(USPTO)は、不適切な使用見本の提出に対して電子メールで情報提供する試用プログラム(Specimen Protests Email Pilot Program)を立ち上げています。これは最近の傾向としてWEBSITEなどを実際には使用していないにも拘わらず、商標やそのタグなどをデジタル加工した米国特許商標庁向けの使用見本を提出するものがあるためとされています。

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抗議の電子メールは、異議申立のための公告の日から30日以内とされ、アドレスTMSpecimenProtest@uspto.govに送ります。この電子メールには、次のような証拠を添付するとされています。1)対象となるマークがない同じ画像の第3者の使用の客観的証拠、例えば、実際のウェブサイトのスクリーンショットや広告や刊行物からの写真のディジタルコピーか、あるいは2)同じ対象の画像や作られたウエブサイトなどに異なるマークを用いた、既にUSPTOに提出された登録や出願の番号です。

電子メールの表題には、シリアルナンバーを含め、複数の複製された使用見本を対象とする場合には、“Duplicative Specimens — ”と書き始め、1つのシリアルナンバーを記載し、残りのシリアルナンバーは本文記載します。それぞれに使用見本のコピーを添付する必要はありません。また、電子メールは自動受付されますが、結果についてお知らせするものではないので、結果はTSDRで確認してください。抗議の電子メールは、異議申立のための公告の日から30日以内とされますが、公告前の電子メールの送信はいつでも可能です。

USPTOは、受け取った電子メールの量などに応じで試用プログラムを改変したり、終了したりすることができるとしています。

On March 6, 2018 the USPTO announced that it has started a pilot program that makes it easy to report specimens that have been digitally created, altered or fabricated. 

情報源: New USPTO Specimen Pilot Program | Knobbe Martens – JDSupra

TM Specimen Protests Email Pilot Program from USPTO website
TM Specimen Protests Email Pilot Program

We’ve created a streamlined protest procedure for reporting improper specimens. You may submit information relating to applications in which the submitted specimen is potentially not in actual use, but has instead been created for the purpose of submission to the USPTO as a specimen, via email to TMSpecimenProtest@uspto.gov.

Criteria for email submission
Your email must include either:
1.) objective evidence of third party use of the identical image without the mark in question, such as the URL and screenshot from an active website or a digital copy of a photograph from a print advertisement and the publication in which it was featured,
or
2.) the prior registration numbers and/or serial numbers of applications in which identical images of objects, mock ups of websites, etc., all bearing different marks have been submitted to the USPTO.

The subject line of the email should include the Serial Number of the application being protested. If you are reporting a duplicate specimen, the subject line must read “Duplicative Specimens — ” followed by the Serial Number of one of the protested cases. All other serial numbers must be listed in the body of the email. It is not necessary to attach copies of the specimens from such cases to the email. Email submissions will receive an automatic reply that indicates the email has been received and that no other response will be sent to the party submitting the email. Anyone wishing to know the outcome of the matter must follow the status of the application on TSDR.

Deadlines and Pilot Termination Emails must be received no later than the 30th day after publication for opposition. Submit emails prior to publication whenever possible. Based on the volume of email protests received, we reserve the right to alter this pilot program based on operational need, including termination of the program at any time.

商標登録insideNews: Andrei Iancu Begins Role as New Director of United States Patent and Trademark Office | USPTO

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced that Andrei Iancu began his first official day as Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO. Mr. Iancu, who was nominated by President Trump last August, was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Monday.

情報源: Andrei Iancu Begins Role as New Director of United States Patent and Trademark Office | USPTO