米国商標出願における法人格の選択または名称の翻訳についての解説

日本国内では法人には登記の際に定めた名称があり、法人としての活動にはその名称が使用されます。法人の名称には、その法人格を示す「株式会社」や「合同会社」などの文字も使用されます。日本企業や日本の社団が米国商標登録出願をする …

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米国下院司法委員会(United States House Committee on the Judiciary)は、アメリカ合衆国下院の司法制度に関わる立法を検討する委員会です。1つの小委員会は裁判所、知的財産、およびインターネットに関する組織であり、米国裁判所の管理、連邦証拠規則、民事および上訴手続、司法倫理、特許法、商標法、および情報技術を管轄しています。
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商標登録insideNew: Seventh Circuit Sides with Plaintiffs in Parmesan Cheese Claims | National Law Review

The Seventh Circuit recently reversed a district court’s dismissal of a class action false advertising complaint, holding that an ingredient list’s disclosure of components other than parmesan cheese did not foreclose the possibility of reasonable consumers being deceived by a “100% Grated Parmesan Cheese” front label claim.

情報源: Seventh Circuit Sides with Plaintiffs in Parmesan Cheese Claims

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商標登録insideNews: Major Changes To Trademark And Copyright Law Included In Massive Stimulus Package | Fox Rothschild LLP – JDSupra

Signed into law on December 28, the voluminous Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 makes major changes to American intellectual property laws via its inclusion of the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (TM Act); the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2020 (CASE Act); and an amendment to Title 18 of the United States Code that adds Section 2319C titled “Illicit digital transmission services.”

情報源: Major Changes To Trademark And Copyright Law Included In Massive Stimulus Package | Fox Rothschild LLP – JDSupra

H. R. 2426(pdf)

Summary of H.R.2426 CASE ACT
Passed House (10/22/2019)
Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019 or the CASE Act of 2019

This bill creates the Copyright Claims Board, a body within the U.S. Copyright Office, to decide copyright disputes. Damages awarded by the board are capped at $30,000.

Participation in board proceedings is voluntary with an opt-out procedure for defendants, and parties may choose instead to have a dispute heard in court. If the parties agree to have their dispute heard by the board, they shall forego the right to be heard before a court and the right to a jury trial. Board proceedings shall have no effect on class actions.

The board shall be authorized to hear copyright infringement claims, actions for a declaration of noninfringement, claims that a party knowingly sent false takedown notices, and related counterclaims.

The bill provides for various procedures, including with respect to requests for information from the other party and requests for the board to reconsider a decision.

The board may issue monetary awards based on actual or statutory damages.

The parties shall bear their own attorneys’ fees and costs except where there is bad faith misconduct.

A board’s final determination precludes relitigating the claims in court or at the board. Parties may challenge a board decision in federal district court only if (1) the decision was a result of fraud, corruption, or other misconduct; (2) the board exceeded its authority or failed to render a final determination; or (3) in a default ruling or failure to prosecute, the default or failure was excusable.

商標登録insideNews: Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 | Lathrop GPM – JDSupra

商標登録insideNews: Substantial Increase in US Trademark Fees Will Ring in New Year 2021 | McCarter & English, LLP

If you are considering filing a new trademark application or maintaining an existing registration, you may want to file your submission before the end of 2020. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will increase its fees for trademark applications, post-registration maintenance filings, and certain filings with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).Continue Reading

情報源: Substantial Increase in US Trademark Fees Will Ring in New Year 2021 | McCarter & English, LLP

[コメント]2021年1月2日からの米国商標出願のオフィシャルフィーの値上げが予定されています。主な値上げの項目では、出願料ついては、スタンダード350ドル(1区分当たり:値上げ幅75ドル)、プラスが250ドル(1区分当たり:値上げ幅25ドル)です。また、5-6年目や更新時の使用宣誓書の提出は225ドル(値上げ幅125ドル)になります。それら使用宣誓書の提出前の商品削除補正は無料ですが、提出後では補正が1区分当たり250ドルになります。抜き打ち検査(audit)に引っ掛かって、使用していない商品の証拠提出を求められた場合、区分当たり250ドルの補正料は払うか登録を断念するかの選択になりそうです。マドプロベースの出願料も500ドルになっており、マドプロの米国指定の費用も値上がりが予想されます。

The United States Patent and Trademark Office recently enacted a rule that increases numerous fees for filing trademark applications, maintaining…

情報源: Time is of the essence to avoid trademark fee increases set for 2021 – Lexology

Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 222 / Tuesday, November 17, 2020 / Rules and Regulations
PART 2—RULES OF PRACTICE IN
TRADEMARK CASES
■ 1. The authority citation for part 2 is
revised to read as follows:
Authority: 15 U.S.C. 1113, 1123; 35 U.S.C.
2; sec. 10, Pub. L. 112–29, 125 Stat. 284,
unless otherwise noted. Sec. 2.99 also issued
under secs. 16, 17, 60 Stat. 434; 15 U.S.C.
1066, 1067.
■ 2. Amend § 2.6 by:
■ a. Revising paragraphs (a)(1)(i)
through (v);
■ b. Adding paragraph (a)(11)(iii);
■ c. Revising paragraphs (a)(12), (15)
through (18), (22), and (23); and
■ d. Adding paragraphs (a)(24) and (25).
The revisions and additions read as
follows:
§ 2.6 Trademark fees.
(a) * * *
(1) * * *
(i) For filing an application on paper,
per class—$750.00
(ii) For filing an application under
section 66(a) of the Act, per class—
$500.00
(iii) For filing a TEAS Standard
application, per class—$350.00
(iv) For filing a TEAS Plus application
under § 2.22, per class—$250.00
(v) Additional processing fee under
§ 2.22(c), per class—$100.00
* * * * *
(11) * * *
(iii) For filing an amendment to a
registration prior to submission of an
affidavit under section 8 or section 71
of the Act and consisting only of the
deletion of goods, services, and/or
classes—$0.00
(12) Affidavit under section 8. (i) For
filing an affidavit under section 8 of the
Act on paper, per class—$325.00
(ii) For filing an affidavit under
section 8 of the Act through TEAS, per
class—$225.00
(iii) For deleting goods, services, and/
or classes after submission and prior to
acceptance of an affidavit under section
8 of the Act on paper, per class—
$350.00
(iv) For deleting goods, services, and/
or classes after submission and prior to
acceptance of an affidavit under section
8 of the Act through TEAS, per class—
$250.00
* * * * *
(15) Petitions to the Director. (i) For
filing a petition under § 2.146 or § 2.147
on paper—$350.00
(ii) For filing a petition under § 2.146
or § 2.147 through TEAS—$250.00
(iii) For filing a petition under § 2.66
on paper—$250.00
(iv) For filing a petition under § 2.66
through TEAS—$150.00
(16) Petition to cancel. (i) For filing a
petition to cancel on paper, per class—
$700.00
(ii) For filing a petition to cancel
through ESTTA, per class—$600.00
(17) Notice of opposition. (i) For filing
a notice of opposition on paper, per
class—$700.00
(ii) For filing a notice of opposition
through ESTTA, per class—$600.00
(18) Ex parte appeal. (i) For filing an
ex parte appeal to the Trademark Trial
and Appeal Board on paper, per class—
$325.00
(ii) For filing an ex parte appeal to the
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
through ESTTA, per class—$225.00
(iii) For filing a first request for an
extension of time to file an appeal brief,
per application—$0.00
(iv) For filing a second or subsequent
request for an extension of time to file
an appeal brief on paper, per
application—$200.00
(v) For filing a second or subsequent
request for an extension of time to file
an appeal brief through ESTTA, per
application—$100.00
(vi) For filing an appeal brief on
paper, per class—$300.00
(vii) For filing an appeal brief through
ESTTA, per class—$200.00
* * * * *
(22) Extension of time for filing a
notice of opposition under
§ 2.102(c)(1)(ii) or (c)(2). (i) For filing a
request for an extension of time to file
a notice of opposition under
§ 2.102(c)(1)(ii) or (c)(2) on paper—
$400.00
(ii) For filing a request for an
extension of time to file a notice of
opposition under § 2.102(c)(1)(ii) or
(c)(2) through ESTTA—$200.00
(23) Extension of time for filing a
notice of opposition under § 2.102(c)(3).
(i) For filing a request for an extension
of time to file a notice of opposition
under § 2.102(c)(3) on paper—$500.00
(ii) For filing a request for an
extension of time to file a notice of
opposition under § 2.102(c)(3) through
ESTTA—$400.00
(24) Oral hearing. For filing a request
for an oral hearing before the Trademark
Trial and Appeal Board, per
proceeding—$500.00
(25) Letter of protest. For filing a letter
of protest, per subject application—
$50.00
* * * * *