商標登録insideNews: Under Armour trademark dispute hits family start-up company with Boise ties | ktvb.com

“I understand they have to be aggressive about their brand, but this is overreach,” Leigh Gill, the Shorts’ lawyer, added. “No one is going to be confused.”

情報源: Under Armour trademark dispute hits family start-up company with Boise ties | ktvb.com

情報源: Under Armour Threatens a Small Oregon Business—Because They Can – Blogtown – Portland Mercury

商標登録insideNews: Fee Setting and Adjusting | USPTO

米国特許商標庁(uspto)で米国商標登録の出願料や維持費用についての値上げが検討されています。現段階は未だ意見募集の段階ですが、来年(2020)の3月にFederal Registerでの改定案が出され、7月に Federal Registerに最終案が発表され、来年(2020)の8月には実施予定となっています。現行の電子出願TEAS RFの275USDが350USDに、TEASPlusが225USDが250USDになる予定です。petitionの申請は100USDから250USD、Request for Reconsideration $400(new), Section 8 225USd, Section 15 225USD, Section 71 225USDが予定されています。また、新規な料金として、Audit(TTAB’s pleading)の後に商品や役務を削除する場合には、1つの商品、役務あたり100USDの費用を要することが予定されています。TTABは1区分辺り200USDの値上げを検討しています。

As part of the USPTO’s continued commitment to f

情報源: Fee Setting and Adjusting | USPTO

商標登録insideNews: TEAS login requirement | USPTO

On October 26, 2019, we are changing how customers access the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) and TEASi (international). To access and file forms, you will need to log in to a USPTO.gov account with a two-step authentication.

情報源: TEAS login requirement | USPTO

[コメント]米国商標出願の提出(Initial application forms)、意見書の提出(response forms)は、TEASのシステム内に準備された手順に従って画面上作成し、それをUSPTOに提出する仕組みになっています。10月26日からは、TEASのシステムに入るためには、2段階の認証に基づくログインが必要になるとの改正です。また、ログインしたセッションはセキュリティの見地から30分でタイムアウトになります。

米国商標実務: 使用証明についての変更点(2019年12月21日施行)

電子出願を必須とし、紙やFAXでの提出は受け付けなくなるとするUSPTOのルール改正が12月21日(10月5日に施行予定であったものが変更)に施行されますが、このルール改正と共に、受理される使用見本の要件(requirements for acceptable specimens)に関するルールも改正されます。

先ず、商品若しくは役務についてのウエブサイト(website)による使用見本(例えば、商標を使用している製品の紹介ページのスクリーンショット)では、URLとアクセス若しくは印刷の日を記載することが必須となります。アーティストの描写、プリンターの証明、コンピューターのイラスト、デジタル画像、または商標の表示の仕方についての類似の模造、または§2.51で必要な標章のコピーは、適切な使用見本とはなりません。使用を証明しようとする商標が表示されたラベルやタグは、商品と共に示されることが必要となり、商品と切り離されたタグやラベルの拡大写真は受理できない使用見本となります。包装に商標が表示されている場合には、写真では包装の外観だけはなく、包装の中身がその商品であることを示すことが求められます。使用見本は、恒常的な実際の取引における使用での態様が必要とされ、権利の維持のために準備されたものは受理できないものとなります。商品についての使用では、売り場での特質によるものを要します。

2.56 Specimens
(a) An application under section 1(a) of the Act, an amendment to allege use under § 2.76, a statement of use under § 2.88, an affidavit or declaration of continued use or excusable nonuse under § 2.160, or an affidavit or declaration of use or excusable nonuse under § 7.36 must include one specimen per class showing the mark as actually used in commerce on or in connection with the goods or services identified. When requested by the Office as reasonably necessary to proper examination, additional specimens must be provided.
(b)(1) A trademark specimen must show use of the mark on the goods, on containers or packaging for the goods, on labels or tags affixed to the goods, or on a display associated with the goods. To constitute a display associated with the goods, a specimen must show use of the mark directly associated with the goods and such use must be of a point-of-sale nature. The Office may accept another document related to the goods or the sale of the goods when it is impracticable to place the mark on the goods, packaging for the goods, or displays associated with the goods.

(2) A service mark specimen must show the mark as used in the sale of the services, including use in the performance or rendering of the services, or in the advertising of the services. The specimen must show a direct association between the mark and the services.

(3) A collective trademark or collective service mark specimen must show how a member uses the mark on the member’s goods or in the sale of the services, including use in the performance or rendering of the services, or advertising of the member’s services.

(4) A collective membership mark specimen must show use by members to indicate membership in the collective organization.

(5) A certification mark specimen must show how a person other than the owner uses the mark to reflect certification of regional or other origin, material, mode of manufacture, quality, accuracy, or other characteristics of that person’s goods or services; or that members of a union or other organization performed the work or labor on the goods or services.

(c) A clear and legible photocopy, photograph, web page printout, or other similar type of reproduction of an actual specimen that meets the requirements of paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section is acceptable. The reproduction must show the entire specimen or enough of the specimen that the nature of the specimen, the mark, and the good or service with which the mark is used are identifiable. A web page must include the URL and access or print date. An artist’s rendering, a printer’s proof, a computer illustration, digital image, or similar mockup of how the mark may be displayed, or a photocopy of the drawing required by § 2.51, are not proper specimens.

(d) The specimen must be submitted through TEAS in a file format designated as acceptable by the Office, unless:

(1) The mark consists of a scent, flavor, or similar non-traditional mark type, in which case the specimen may be mailed to the Office, pursuant to § 2.190(a), without resort to the procedures set forth in § 2.147; or

(2) Submission on paper is permitted under § 2.23(c) or is accepted on petition pursuant to § 2.147.

米国世界革新政策センター(GIPC) vol.2 商標_動画(embedded)

1. IP Roundtable with Senator Thom Tillis, 50:50

商標登録insideNews: Uber tries to brake Florida salon app’s trademark | New York Post

Carolina Vengoechea, 45, tells The Post that Uber has demanded she give up the name of her beauty salon app, called “BeauBer.” But she has refused, arguing that the name is the combination of her two job titles, beautician and barber — and has nothing to do with the San Francisco-based company.Vengoechea says she has already turned down multiple settlement offers from the $60 billion Uber, which is hell-bent on destroying trademarks that include its name. Unless the company backs down, she said, she will be forced to face them in court next year.

情報源: Uber tries to brake Florida salon app’s trademark

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米国下院司法委員会(House Judiciary Committee) vol.1 商標_動画(embedded)

Counterfeits and Cluttering, 2:28:21

Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet | Counterfeits and Cluttering: Emerging Threats to the Integrity of the Trademark System and the Impact on American Consumers and Businesses

INTA Commends United States Congress for Inclusion of Lanham Act in Hearing on Counterfeiting

Statement delivered before the United States House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Committe

情報源: Statement of Commissioner for Trademarks Mary Boney Denison before the United States House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Committee on the Judiciary | USPTO

商標登録insideNews: Supreme Court to Rule On Two Trademark Litigation Cases Next Term – Maier & Maier

The Supreme Court has granted certiorari to two cases that could have significant impacts on trademark litigation. In Lucky Brands Dungarees, Inc., et al. v. Marcel Fashions, Inc., the Court will address whether new, un-litigated defenses in response to newly asserted claims are permissible with federal preclusion principles. Meanwhile, in Romag Fasteners, Inc. v. Fossil, […]

情報源: Supreme Court to Rule On Two Trademark Litigation Cases Next Term – Maier & Maier – Patent Attorneys

Marcel Fashions Group, Inc. v. Lucky Brand Dungarees, Inc., No. 17-0361 (2d Cir. 2018)

Romag Fasteners, Inc. v. Fossil, Inc.

米国商標出願の分割

米国での商標出願の分割

米国での商標登録出願も必要に応じて分割することができます。例えば、複数の基礎を伴う出願の場合に、一部の指定商品だけ外国商標登録を基礎としており、他の指定商品はITUで未だ使用宣誓書が準備できない場合や、ある区分の指定商品については使用宣誓書を準備できるが、残りの区分では延長が必要な場合では、区分で分けられる(即ち、同じ類の商品役務が分割されない)分割の請求をすれば、分割費用だけで一部の早期登録が可能となります。

出願分割の費用

出願分割を行う場合には、費用と共に分割を請求します。分割の費用は、いくつかの類を類ごと分割する場合には、オンラインで100USDの費用がかかりますが、出願の分割する場合に、類の一部を分けるような分割の場合には、分割の費用に加えて出願料も払う必要があります。

分割の時期

分割は、出願日から審査官が公告決定をするまでの間や、異議申立手続、同時使用や抵触手続、或いは審判手続での申立の間でも請求が可能です。ITU出願の分割は、使用宣誓書と共に若しくは使用宣誓書を提出した後、所定期間内に請求することができます。複数の基礎による出願は、許可通知の発行から使用宣誓書の提出の間の期間に、ある基礎の商品・役務について分割を請求することができます。

分割出願の様式

分割の請求は、補正や意見書とは別個に、最初のページの上端部に”出願分割請求(Request to Divide Application)”と記載した書類を提出します。分割の請求には出願人か代理人の署名が必要です。

分割請求の処理

分割請求を提出しても、使用宣誓書の提出期限は延長されず、使用宣誓書を提出する期間の延長の要求の期限も延長されません。出願が分割された時点で有効な未処理の期限は、元の出願だけでなく、出願の分割によって作成された新しい各出願にも適用されます。一般に分割請求の処理に関しては、米国特許商標庁は分割請求を優先しますが、 同時に使用宣誓書を提出する期間を延長する要求も提出された場合は例外的に延長要求は最初に処理され、その延長要求が分割される出願にも適用されます。

国際登録出願の一部移転

国際登録出願に関し、国際事務局が米国特許商標庁に国際登録出願の一部の所有者が変更した旨の通知をしたときには、米国特許商標庁は、その所有者変更の通知は分割の請求とみなします(TMEP §1110.11(a))。 米国特許商標庁は、部分的な所有権の移転を記録し、商品・役務の一部を分割し、新しいシリアルナンバーを付与します。登録証を得るためには分割請求の費用を支払うことが必要です。拒絶理由がある場合には、審査官はそれを新所有者に連絡し、応答がなければ出願は放棄されたものと看做されます。国際事務局が米国特許商標庁に国際登録が分割されたことを通知しない限り、米国特許商標庁は所有権の移転を以てsec.66aの基礎出願を分割をすることはありません。

37 C.F.R. §2.87 Dividing an application
37 C.F.R. §2.87 Dividing an application.
(a) Application may be divided. An application may be divided into two or more separate applications upon the payment of a fee for each new application created and submission by the applicant of a request in accordance with paragraph (d) of this section.
(b) Fee. In the case of a request to divide out one or more entire classes from an application, only the fee for dividing an application as set forth in §2.6(a)(19) will be required. However, in the case of a request to divide out some, but not all, of the goods or services in a class, the applicant must submit the application filing fee as set forth in §2.6(a)(1) for each new separate application to be created by the division, in addition to the fee for dividing an application.
(c) Time for filing. (1) A request to divide an application may be filed at any time between the application filing date and the date on which the trademark examining attorney approves the mark for publication; or during an opposition, concurrent use, or interference proceeding, upon motion granted by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
(2) In an application under section 1(b) of the Act, a request to divide may also be filed with a statement of use under §2.88 or at any time between the filing of a statement of use and the date on which the trademark examining attorney approves the mark for registration.
(3) In a multiple-basis application, a request to divide out goods or services having a particular basis may also be filed during the period between the issuance of the notice of allowance under section 13(b)(2) of the Act and the filing of a statement of use under §2.88.
(d) Form. A request to divide an application should be made in a separate document from any other amendment or response in the application. The title “Request to Divide Application” should appear at the top of the first page of the document.
(e) Outstanding time periods apply to newly created applications. Any time period for action by the applicant which is outstanding in the original application at the time of the division will apply to each separate new application created by the division, except as follows:
(1) If an Office action pertaining to less than all the classes in a multiple-class application is outstanding, and the applicant files a request to divide out the goods, services, and/or class(es) to which the Office action does not pertain before the response deadline, a response to the Office action is not due in the new (child) application(s) created by the division of the application;
(2) If an Office action pertaining to less than all the bases in a multiple-basis application is outstanding, and the applicant files a request to divide out the goods/services having the basis or bases to which the Office action does not pertain before the response deadline, a response to the Office action is not due in the new (child) application(s) created by the division of the application; or
(3) In a multiple-basis application in which a notice of allowance has issued, if the applicant files a request to divide out the goods/services having the basis or bases to which the notice of allowance does not pertain before the deadline for filing the statement of use, the new (child) applications created by the division are not affected by the notice of allowance.
(f) Signature. The request to divide must be signed by the applicant, someone with legal authority to bind the applicant (e.g., a corporate officer or general partner of a partnership), or a practitioner who meets the requirements of §11.14, in accordance with the requirements of §2.193(e)(2).
(g) Section 66(a) applications – change of ownership with respect to some but not all of the goods or services. (1) When the International Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization notifies the Office that an international registration has been divided as the result of a change of ownership with respect to some but not all of the goods or services, the Office will construe the International Bureau’s notice as a request to divide. The Office will record the partial change of ownership in the Assignment Services Branch, and divide out the assigned goods/services from the original (parent) application. The Office will create a new (child) application serial number, and enter the information about the new application in its automated records.
(2) To obtain a certificate of registration in the name of the new owner for the goods/services that have been divided out, the new owner must pay the fee(s) for the request to divide, as required by §2.6 and paragraph (b) of this section. The examining attorney will issue an Office action in the child application requiring the new owner to pay the required fee(s). If the owner of the child application fails to respond, the child application will be abandoned. It is not necessary for the new owner to file a separate request to divide.
(3) The Office will not divide a section 66(a) application based upon a change of ownership unless the International Bureau notifies the Office that the international registration has been divided.

商標登録insideNews: Beloved Yosemite landmarks’ original names restored after trademark dispute | Environment | The Guardian

Visitors were unhappy when a changeover in services prompted the national park to change the names of hotels and attractions

情報源: Beloved Yosemite landmarks’ original names restored after trademark dispute | Environment | The Guardian

Ahwahnee Hotel – Yosemite Lodging, 3:07

商標登録insideNews: USPTO announces new trademark rule requiring foreign-domiciled applicants and registrants to have a U.S.-licensed attorney | USPTO

WASHINGTON – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced a new rule requiring all foreign-domiciled trademark applicants, registrants, and parties to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings to be represented by an attorney who is licensed to practice law in the United States.

情報源: USPTO announces new trademark rule requiring foreign-domiciled applicants and registrants to have a U.S.-licensed attorney | USPTO

外国人の出願や応答に米国弁護士の代理を必要とする新ルールは2019年8月3日施行となります。(This new trademark rule has an effective date of August 3, 2019.)

U.S.-licensed attorneys
Paper and electronic trademark submissions made after the effective date of this rule will require U.S.-licensed attorneys representing applicants, registrants, or parties to provide all of the following:*

  • Their name, postal address, and email address
  • A statement attesting to their active membership in good standing of a bar of the highest court of a U.S. state, commonwealth, or territory.
  • Information concerning their bar membership (state, number if applicable, and year of admission).**

*Electronic submissions are filed online through TEAS.
**Attorney bar information will not be made publicly available.

On July 2, 2019, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a rule that will have a major impact on foreign (non-U.S. domiciled) trademark applicants, registrants, and parties in inter par

情報源: New USPTO Foreign Trademark Applicant Rules Effective August 3, 2019

USPTO、海外からの商標出願に対して「米国弁護士に代理されなければならない」との要件を追加(JETRO)

米国文字商標で使用可能な標準文字

米国文字商標で使用可能な標準文字の一覧表
(from https://www.uspto.gov/trademark/standard-character-set)

Standard Character Description
space
! exclamation mark
(double) quotation mark
# number sign
$ dollar sign
% percent sign
& ampersand
apostrophe,
( left parenthesis
) right parenthesis
* asterisk
+ plus sign
, comma
minus sign, hyphen
. period, decimal point,
/ slash, virgule, solidus
0 digit 0
1 digit 1
2 digit 2
3 digit 3
4 digit 4
5 digit 5
6 digit 6
7 digit 7
8 digit 8
9 digit 9
: colon
; semicolon
< less-than sign
= equal sign
> greater-than sign
? question mark
@ commercial at sign
A capital A
B capital B
C capital C
D capital D
E capital E
F capital F
G capital G
H capital H
I capital I
J capital J
K capital K
L capital L
M capital M
N capital N
O capital O
P capital P
Q capital Q
R capital R
S capital S
T capital T
U capital U
V capital V
W capital W
X capital X
Y capital Y
Z capital Z
[ left square bracket
\ backslash, reverse solidus
] right square bracket
^ spacing circumflex accent
_ spacing underscore, low line,
` grave accent
a small a
b small b
c small c
d small d
e small e
f small f
g small g
h small h
i small i
j small j
k small k
l small l
m small m
n small n
o small o
p small p
q small q
r small r
s small s
t small t
u small u
v small v
w small w
x small x
y small y
z small z
{ left brace (curly bracket)
| vertical line
} right brace (curly bracket)
~ tilde accent
Euro
low left rising single quote
ƒ small italic f, function of,
low left rising double quote
low horizontal ellipsis
per thousand (mille) sign
Š capital S caron or hacek
left single angle quote mark
Πcapital OE ligature
Ž latin capital letter Z with caron
left single quotation mark,
right single quote mark
left double quotation mark,
right double quote mark
en dash
em dash
˜ small spacing tilde accent
š small s caron or hacek
right single angle quote mark
œ small oe ligature
ž latin small letter Z with caron
Ÿ capital Y dieresis or umlaut
¡ inverted exclamation mark
¢ cent sign
£ pound sterling sign
¤ general currency sign
¥ yen sign
§ section sign
¨ spacing dieresis or umlaut
ª feminine ordinal indicator
« left (double) angle quote
° degree sign
± plus-or-minus sign
´ spacing acute accent
µ micro sign
middle dot, centered dot
¸ spacing cedilla
º masculine ordinal indicator
» right (double) angle quote
¿ inverted question mark
À capital A grave
Á capital A acute
 capital A circumflex
à capital A tilde
Ä capital A dieresis or umlaut
Å capital A ring
Æ capital AE ligature
Ç capital C cedilla
È capital E grave
É capital E acute
Ê capital E circumflex
Ë capital E dieresis or umlaut
Ì capital I grave
Í capital I acute
Î capital I circumflex
Ï capital I dieresis or umlaut
Ð capital ETH
Ñ capital N tilde
Ò capital O grave
Ó capital O acute
Ô capital O circumflex
Õ capital O tilde
Ö capital O dieresis or umlaut
× multiplication sign
Ø capital O slash
Ù capital U grave
Ú capital U acute
Û capital U circumflex
Ü capital U dieresis or umlaut
Ý capital Y acute
Þ capital THORN
ß small sharp s, sz ligature
à small a grave
á small a acute
â small a circumflex
ã small a tilde
ä small a dieresis or umlaut
å small a ring
æ small ae ligature
ç small c cedilla
è small e grave
é small e acute
ê small e circumflex
ë small e dieresis or umlaut
ì small i grave
í small i acute
î small i circumflex
ï small i dieresis or umlaut
ð small eth
ñ small n tilde
ò small o grave
ó small o acute
ô small o circumflex
õ small o tilde
ö small o dieresis or umlaut
÷ division sign
ø small o slash
ù small u grave
ú small u acute
û small u circumflex
ü small u dieresis or umlaut
ý small y acute
þ small thorn
ÿ small y dieresis or umlaut
Ā Amacr – latin capital letter A with macron
ā amacr – latin small letter a with macron
Ă Acaron – latin capital letter A with caron (breve)
ă acaron – latin small letter a with caron (breve)
Ą Acedil – latin capital letter A with cedilla
ą acedil – latin small letter a with cedilla
Ć Cacute – latin capital letter C with acute
ć cacute – latin small letter c with acute
Č Ccaron – latin capital letter C with caron
č ccaron – latin small letter c with caron
Ď Dcaron – latin capital letter D with caron
Đ Dstrok – latin capital letter D with stroke
đ dstrok – latin small letter d with stroke
Ē Emacr – latin capital letter E with macron
ē emacr – latin small letter e with macron
Ė Edot – latin capital letter E with dot above
ė edot – latin small letter e with dot above
Ę Ecedil – latin capital letter E with cedilla
ę ecedil – latin small letter e with cedilla
Ě Ecaron – latin capital letter E with caron
ě ecaron – latin small letter e with caron
Ğ Gcaron – latin capital letter G with caron (breve)
ğ gcaron – latin small letter e with caron (breve)
Ģ Gcedil – latin capital letter G with cedilla
ģ gapos – latin small letter g with cedilla above
Ī Imacr – latin capital letter I with macron
ī imacr – latin small letter i with macron
Į Iogon – latin capital letter I with ogonek
į iogon – latin small letter i with ogonek
İ Idot – latin capital letter I with dot
ı nodot – latin small letter i with no dot
Ķ Kcedil – latin capital letter K with cedilla
ķ kcedil – latin small letter k with cedilla
Ĺ Lacute – latin capital letter L with acute
ĺ lacute – latin small letter l with acute
Ļ Lcedil – latin capital letter L with cedilla
ļ lcedil – latin small letter l with cedilla
Ľ Lcaron – latin capital letter L with caron
ľ lcaron – latin small letter l with caron
Ł Lstrok – latin capital letter L with stroke
ł lstrok – latin small letter l with stroke
Ń Nacute – latin capital letter N with acute
ń nacute – latin small letter n with acute
Ņ Ncedil – latin capital letter N with cedilla
ņ ncedil – latin small letter n with cedilla
Ň Ncaron – latin capital letter N with caron
ň ncaron – latin small letter n with caron
Ō Omacr – latin capital letter O with macron
ō omacr – latin small letter o with macron
Ő Odblac – latin capital letter O with double acute
ő odblac – latin small letter o with double acute
Ŗ Rcedil – latin capital letter R with cedilla
ŗ rcedil – latin small letter r with cedilla
Ř Rcaron – latin capital letter R with caron
ř rcaron – latin small letter r with caron
Ś Sacute – latin capital letter S with acute
ś sacute – latin small letter s with acute
Ş Scedil – latin capital letter S with cedilla
ş scedil – latin small letter s with cedilla
Š Scaron – latin capital letter S with caron
š scaron – latin small letter s with caron
Ţ Tcedil – latin capital letter T with cedilla
ţ tcedil – latin small letter t with cedilla
Ť Tcaron – latin capital letter T with caron
ť tcaron – latin small letter t with caron
Ū Umacr – latin capital letter U with macron
ū umacr – latin small letter u with macron
Ů Uring – latin capital letter U with ring above
ů uring – latin small letter u with ring above
Ű Udblac – latin capital letter U with double acute
ű udblac – latin small letter u with double acute
Ų Uogon – latin capital letter U with ogonek
ų uogon – latin small letter u with ogonek
Ź Zacute – latin capital letter Z with acute
ź zacute – latin small letter z with acute
Ż Zdot – latin capital letter Z with dot above
ż zdot – latin small letter z with dot above
Ž Zcaron – latin capital letter Z with caron
ž zcaron – latin small letter z with caron