商標登録insideNews:「物部ゆず」と「福山のくわい」がGI登録 農水省|JAcom 農業協同組合新聞

農林水産省は6月29日、「物部ゆず」と「福山のくわい」をGI(地理的表示)登録した発表した。これで97品目がGI登録された。

情報源: 「物部ゆず」と「福山のくわい」がGI登録 農水省|ニュース|農政|JAcom 農業協同組合新聞

商標登録insideNews: 国家知识产权局2020年第三季度例行新闻发布会 | 国家知识产权局 

在商标方面。上半年,我国商标申请量为428.4万件;商标注册量为262.9万件。截至2020年6月底,我国有效注册商标量为2741.4万件。共收到中国申请人马德里商标国际注册申请3875件,同比增长36.0%。截至2020年6月底,我国申请人马德里商标国际注册有效量为4.1万件。上半年,共收到各类商标评审案件申请16.6万件,结案19.2万件。商标注册平均审查周期稳定在4.5个月以内。

情報源: 国家知识产权局–国家知识产权局2020年第三季度例行新闻发布会

商標登録insideNews: HDB in TMclass extended to Georgia | EUIPO

As of 13 July 2020, the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia (Sakpatenti) has decided to use the list of terms from the harmonised database of goods and services (HDB) in TMclass.

情報源: EUIPO – HDB in TMclass extended to G

商標登録insideNews: Trademark issue complicates Washington’s name change – ProFootballTalk

Washington will keep its current name until it has a new name. So when will it have a new name? That hinges in large part on the ability to secure federal trademark protection for the new name and video. As explained on Sunday, trademark squatters have complicated the issue. Martin McCaulay currently has secured (or [more]

情報源: Trademark issue complicates Washington’s name change – ProFootballTalk

Washington Redskins expected to change name l GMA。1:33

NFL’s Washington Redskins will change name and logo, team says, 4:46

商標登録insideNews: レッドスキンズがチーム名とロゴ変更へ 人種差別抗議広がりで NFLの名門 | 毎日新聞

商標登録insideNews: Instagram Challenges Instagem Trademark – Tech

Instagram filed an opposition to the registration of Market Organization Inc.’s INSTAGEM trademark on Friday before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), claiming the INSTAGEM trademark will cause consumer confusion and damage Instagram.

情報源: Instagram Challenges Instagem Trademark – Tech

Word Mark INSTAGEM
Goods and Services IC 041. G & S: Video editing
Standard Characters Claimed
Serial Number 88767055
Filing Date January 21, 2020
Current Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition June 23, 2020
Owner (APPLICANT) Market Organization Inc.
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

Ser. no.88767055
Opposition by Instagram
IN THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE BEFORE THE TRADEMARK TRIAL AND APPEAL BOARD

In re Application No. 88/767,055
Filed: January 21, 2020
Published: June 23, 2020, in the Official Gazette
For: INSTAGEM INSTAGRAM, LLC, Opposer,
vs.
Market Organization, Inc., Applicant.
Opposition No. _____________

NOTICE OF OPPOSITION UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
P.O. Box 1451
Alexandria, Virginia 22313-1451

Dear Sir or Madam:
1. Instagram, LLC (“Opposer” or “Instagram”) believes it will be damaged by the registration of the mark INSTAGEM (“Applicant’s Mark”) covered by Application Serial No.88/767,055 (the “Application”), which was filed on January 21, 2020, by Market Organization, Inc.(“Applicant”), and hereby opposes such registration. This Notice of Opposition has been timely filed.

As grounds for its Opposition, Opposer alleges as follows:
2. Instagram is a Delaware limited liability company with its headquarters and principal place of business at 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025.
3. Applicant is, upon information and belief, a New York corporation located at 6 E 45 Street, 20th Floor, New York, New York 10017.
4. Regarding the Application, as published in the Official Gazette dated June 23, 2020, Applicant seeks to register the mark INSTAGEM in International Class 41 for: “Video editing.”
5. Since the launch of its photo sharing and social networking service and software application in October 2010, Instagram has continuously used the trademark INSTAGRAM in interstate commerce in the United States in connection with its goods and services. Reflecting its trademark rights, Instagram owns U.S. registrations and applications for its INSTAGRAM mark,
including the following:
Trademark Reg. No. Reg. Date First Use Date
INSTAGRAM 4146057 5/22/2012 10/6/2010
INSTAGRAM 4756754 6/16/2015 11/1/2013
INSTAGRAM(stylized) 4795634 8/18/2015 5/13/2013
INSTAGRAM 4822600 9/29/2015 10/6/2010
INSTAGRAM 4827509 10/6/2015 10/6/2010
INSTAGRAM 4856047 11/17/2015 10/6/2010
INSTAGRAM 4863594 12/1/2015 10/6/2010
INSTAGRAM 4863595 12/1/2015 10/6/2010
INSTAGRAM(stylized) 5019151 8/9/2016 11/01/2013
INSTAGRAM 5566030 9/18/2018 11/5/2012
INSTAGRAM 5869731 9/24/2019 3/19/2019
These registrations and applications cover a variety of goods and services, including but not limited to the following:
 Providing use of online temporary non-downloadable software for enabling transmission of images and audiovisual and video content;
 Providing temporary use of non-downloadable software applications for social networking, creating a virtual community, and transmission of audio, video, photographic images, text, graphics and data;
 Downloadable and non-downloadable computer software for modifying the appearance and enabling transmission of images, audio-visual and video content;
 Computer software for the collection, editing, organizing, modifying, transmission, storage and sharing of data and information;
 Providing computer, electronic and online databases in the field of entertainment;
 Marketing, advertising and promotion services;
 Telecommunications services, namely electronic transmission of data, messages, graphics, images, videos and information;
 Computer services, namely providing an interactive website featuring technology that allows users to manage their online photograph and social networking accounts;
 Social introduction, networking and dating services; and
 Shopping and payment services.
All of Instagram’s marks featuring the term INSTAGRAM are referred to herein as the “INSTAGRAM Mark.” Attached as Exhibit A are certificates of registration and current TSDR records for U.S. registrations of the INSTAGRAM Mark.
6. The INSTAGRAM Mark is highly distinctive with regard to all of Instagram’s goods and services in connection with which the mark is used.
7. Instagram’s INSTAGRAM Mark has priority over Applicant’s Application, which was filed on January 21, 2020, on a 1(b) “intent to use” filing basis.
8. Applicant’s INSTAGEM Mark creates a similar commercial impression as the INSTAGRAM Mark does.
9. Applicant’s services claimed in its Application are nearly identical to the goods and services offered by Instagram in connection with its INSTAGRAM Mark.
10. Applicant’s Mark is deceptively similar to the INSTAGRAM Mark so as to cause confusion, or to cause mistake or to deceive the public as to the origin of Applicant’s services offeredunder Applicant’s Mark. Specifically, registration of Applicant’s Mark will lead the public to conclude, incorrectly, that Applicant is or has been affiliated or connected with Instagram, and/or that Applicant’s services provided under Applicant’s Mark are, or have been, authorized, sponsored, endorsed, or licensed by Instagram. Issuance of any registration to Applicant for the proposed mark will result in damage to Instagram and the public. Therefore, registration of Applicant’s Mark is prohibited by 15 U.S.C. §1052(d).
11. Moreover, through Instagram’s widespread use of the INSTAGRAM Mark, extensive and continuous media coverage, the high degree of consumer recognition of the INSTAGRAM Mark, Instagram’s enormous and loyal user base, its multiple trademark registrations and pending applications, and other factors, the INSTAGRAM Mark is strong, enjoys widespread recognition among consumers, and has become famous within the meaning of Section 43(a) of the United States Trademark Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1125(c).
12. Applicant’s Mark has caused or is likely to cause dilution of the distinctive quality of the INSTAGRAM Mark and/or harm the reputation of the INSTAGRAM Mark in violation of 15 U.S.C. § 1125(c), to the harm and damage of Instagram and the public.
13. The INSTAGRAM Mark was famous before Applicant filed the Application at issue and before Applicant began using Applicant’s Mark.
14. Therefore, registration of Applicant’s Mark should be refused under 15 U.S.C. §§ 1052 and 1063(a).
15. Registration of Applicant’s Mark would constitute prima facie evidence of the validity of such registration, Applicant’s ownership of Applicant’s Mark, and Applicant’s exclusive right to use the INSTAGEM mark pursuant to the provisions of 15 U.S.C. § 1057(b). Such registration would be a source of damage and injury to Instagram and the public, and would be contrary to the principles of registration set out in 15 U.S.C. §§ 1051 et seq.

WHEREFORE, Instagram prays that this Opposition be sustained, and that registration to Applicant for the mark covered by Application Serial No. 88/767,055, be refused. Please direct all notices, pleadings and process regarding this matter to the below.

Respectfully submitted,
KILPATRICK TOWNSEND & STOCKTON LLP
Dated: July 10, 2020

商標登録insideNews: グーグルらがオープンソースプロジェクトの商標管理団体「Open Usage Commons」設立 – ZDNet Japan

グーグルはオープンソースプロジェクトのための商標管理団体「Open Usage Commons」を設立し、同社が主導している3つのプロジェクトの商標の管理を同団体に移管すると発表した。しかし、同社の動きの裏にある意図を勘ぐる声が上がっている。

情報源: グーグルらがオープンソースプロジェクトの商標管理団体「Open Usage Commons」設立 – ZDNet Japan

This Wednesday, Google announced a new open source initiative—the Open Usage Commons, a sort of stewardship project for open source trademarks. The move drew immediate criticism from IBM, which claims an interest in Istio, one of the three projects Google seeded the OUC with at launch.

情報源: IBM has a problem with Google’s Open Usage Commons | Ars Technica

商標登録insideNews:「うどんタクシー」やめて 商標権侵害でバス会社が提訴:朝日新聞デジタル

 貸し切りタクシーで香川県の讃岐うどん店を案内するサービスで、「うどんタクシー」の名前を使われて商標権を侵害されたとして、同県琴平町の「琴平バス」が高松市の「空港タクシー」を相手取り、商標の使用禁止な…

情報源: 「うどんタクシー」やめて 商標権侵害でバス会社が提訴:朝日新聞デジタル

登録番号 第4789305号
登録日 平成16(2004)年 7月 23日
出願番号 商願2003-65494
出願日 平成15(2003)年 8月 4日
更新登録日 平成26(2014)年 7月 22日
存続期間満了日 令和6(2024)年 7月 23日

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