商標登録insideNews: WhatsApp Opposes WhatsPay Trademark | lawstreetmedia.com

WhatsApp Inc. has filed an opposition to WhatsPay doing business as OmegaSoft Technology LLC’s proposed “WHATSPAY” trademark and accompanying design. After extending its deadline to file the opposition, WhatsApp contended that the filing before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) is timely.The opposition stated that OmegaSoft is a South Carolina company. It allegedly filed an application in January, seeking to use its WHATSPAY trademark for “downloadable computer software for use as an electronic wallet.”

情報源: WhatsApp Opposes WhatsPay Trademark – Tech

Opposition
Number: 91265489 Filing Date: 10/19/2020
Status: Pending Status Date: 10/19/2020
ESTTA Tracking number: ESTTA1089623

Grounds for Opposition
Priority and likelihood of confusion Trademark Act Section 2(d)
No use of mark in commerce before application or amendment to allege use was filed Trademark Act Sections 1(a) and (c)
False suggestion of a connection with persons,living or dead, institutions, beliefs, or national symbols, or brings them into contempt, or disrepute Trademark Act Section 2(a)

被異議申立商標 米国連番第88767070号

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: Harry and Meghan: Sussex Royal trademark bid challenged – BBC News

Plans by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to trademark their Sussex Royal brand could face an official challenge. A “notice of threatened opposition” was filed with the Intellectual Property Office, giving the complainant a month to lodge a formal objection.That is now being rescinded, after an Australian doctor named in the filing said his details had been used without permission

情報源: Harry and Meghan: Sussex Royal trademark bid challenged – BBC News

Crazy twist in Prince Harry, Meghan Sussex Royal trademark debacle, claims ‘imposter’ sabotaging application

情報源: Crazy twist in Prince Harry, Meghan Sussex Royal trademark debacle, claims ‘imposter’ sabotaging application | Newshub

Royal humiliation: Sussex Royal trademark blocked in horror blow to Meghan and Harry, 3:29

商標登録insideNews: 中国で「今治」商標登録認めず タオル巡り異議申し立て|佐賀新聞LiVE

愛媛県今治市と今治タオル工業組合は24日、中国の企業がタオルなどの商標登録の分類で「今治」の名称を登録申請したとして中国商標局に申し立てていた異議が、認められたと発表した。

情報源: 中国で「今治」商標登録認めず タオル巡り異議申し立て|全国のニュース|佐賀新聞LiVE

中国の企業による「今治」の商標の登録を再び阻止です。今治タオルの普及に取り組む今治市とタオル工業組合が中国の担当部局に申し立てていた異議が、24日までに認められました。  この「今治」の商標は、上海に

情報源: 「今治」商標…中国での登録を再び阻止 中国部局「出所を誤認させる」【愛媛】 – FNN.jpプライムオンライン

今治タオルものがたり ダイジェスト篇, 3:25

米国商標登録の異議申立手続

米国異議申立手続の概要 米国で商標を取得する場合には、公告後登録前に第3者からの異議申立(opposition)の機会があり、その商標登録が何かの損害を及ぼすと考えた者は異議申立をすることができます。日本の場合、商標の異 …

商標登録insideNews: AOMORI:中国商標局に異議申し立て 青森県など – 毎日新聞

中国企業がアルファベットの「AOMORI」の文字列を中国で商標出願し、青森県や県商工会議所連合会など8団体は9日、「県内企業の将来的な展開に支障が出る恐れがある」として、中国商標局に異議を申し立てたと発表した。 県商工政策課によると、北京に本社を置く企業が、空気清浄機などの分野で「AOMORI」の商標を出願し、中国商標局が昨年10月に公告。11月末に農林水産省の知的財産課から県への情報提供で出願が判明した。 中国の商標法では「広く知られた外国地名」は登録できないと定められていることから、県などは今月5日に異議申し立てを行った。裁定結果が出るまでには1年から1年半かかる見込み。

情報源: AOMORI:中国商標局に異議申し立て 青森県など – 毎日新聞

申请/注册号 21121415 申请日期 2016年08月26日 国际分类 11
申请人名称(中文) 北京天公瑞丰科技有限公司
申请人名称(英文)
申请人地址(中文) 北京市海淀区大柳树富海中心3号楼1703室
申请人地址(英文)
初审公告期号 1570 注册公告期号 1582 是否共有商标 否
初审公告日期 2017年10月06日 注册公告日期 2018年01月07日 商标类型 一般
专用权期限 2018年01月07日 至 2028年01月06日 商标形式

商標登録insideNews: 【チバニアン】印刷物の商標登録を取り消し 特許庁、研究チームの異議認める – 産経ニュース

日本の研究チームが地質年代の名称として提案した「チバニアン」が無関係の人物に商標登録された問題で、チームの国立極地研究所などが申し立てた異議を特許庁が認め、登録の一部を取り消す決定をしたことが14日、分かった。同研究所が会見で明らかにした。

情報源: 【チバニアン】印刷物の商標登録を取り消し 特許庁、研究チームの異議認める – 産経ニュース

情報源: 「チバニアン」印刷物の商標登録を取り消し 特許庁、研究チームの異議認める (産経新聞) – Yahoo!ニュース

出願記事 商標 2016-092900 (平28.8.25)
登録記事 5929242 (平29.3.3)
査定日・審決日記事 査定日(平29.1.10)
権利者記事 千葉県市川市 (516255437) 村山 彰
商品区分記事
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16 紙類,文房具類,印刷物,書画
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標準文字マーク記事 標準文字

申立に係る請求項・区分記事
異議番号(1)
16 印刷物

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商標insideNews: Adidas challenges ELEAGUE trademark filing | Dot Esports

Sportswear giant Adidas has filed an opposition to the trademark application of Turner Sports’ esports venture ELEAGUE. After nearly 18 months of events, ELEAGUE has established itself as one of the top broadcasters in esports. With its second Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major coming up in January, the Turner Sports venture is going from strength to strength. The opposition relates to ELEAGUE’s “E” logo, which consists of three lines. Adidas contends that that logo is too similar to its classic three l

情報源: Adidas challenges ELEAGUE trademark filing | Dot Esports

ELEAGUE – Arena Tour

adidas Originals | ORIGINAL is never finished

商標登録insideNews: 直虎、浜松市の異議認めず 商標、歴史上同名が複数 – 産経ニュース

NHK大河ドラマ「おんな城主直虎」の舞台の浜松市が、長野県の企業などが登録していた「直虎」の商標の取り消しを求めた異議申し立てに対し、特許庁が認めない決定をした…

情報源: 直虎、浜松市の異議認めず 商標、歴史上同名が複数 – 産経ニュース

特許庁はドラマの主人公の井伊直虎以外にも、歴史上に直虎を名乗る人物が複数いることから「特定の人物を示していない」と判断した。

直虎の商標の取り消しを求めた異議申し立て

商標登録insideNews: 「マリカー」商標止められず、任天堂の異議却下 : 社会 : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)

 任天堂の人気レーシングゲーム「マリオカート」の略称として使われている「マリカー」が、他の企業に商標登録されていたことが分かった。

情報源: 「マリカー」商標止められず、任天堂の異議却下 : 社会 : 読売新聞(YOMIURI ONLINE)

情報源: www.fnn-news.com: 「マリカー」商標 任…

商標登録insideNews: 英企業の商標権巡り、アイスランド政府が提訴

 【ロンドン=共同】アイスランド政府は24日、英企業が持つ「アイスランド」の商標権を、アイスランド企業が使用できるよう求める訴えを欧州連合(EU)知的財産庁に起こした、と発表した。アイスランドでつくら

情報源: 英企業の商標権巡り、アイスランド政府が提訴

情報源: 英国の「アイスランド食品社」 商標権でアイスランドが提訴 国際ニュース:AFPBB News

Get the #PowerofFrozen brought to your door with Iceland online shopping、0:30

動画を見る限り、堂々とICELANDの商標を使用しています。そう簡単には決着するとは思えないところです。

商標登録insideNews: 中国で「OKAYAMA」商標出願 香港の会社、県が異議申し立て: 山陽新聞デジタル|さんデジ

山陽新聞デジタル(さんデジ)は山陽新聞社のニュースサイトです。岡山県内各地域や国内外のニュース、スポーツ速報を配信します。

情報源: 中国で「OKAYAMA」商標出願 香港の会社、県が異議申し立て: 山陽新聞デジタル|さんデジ

先日の和歌山県の和歌山のケースに続いて、岡山県でも同様な異議申立がなされているとのことです。異議対象商標は以下のとおりです。

中国商標OKAYAMA
中国商標 申請号18080527

《知財》和歌山県、中国企業商標に異議申立 – NNA ASIA

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