商標登録insideNews: Nespresso ends trademark fight with Peet’s over coffee pods | Reuters

Nespresso ends trademark dispute with coffee chain Peet’s

Oct 17 (Reuters) – Nestle’s (NESN.S) Nespresso and coffee chain Peet’s Coffee told a Manhattan federal court on Tuesday that they have agreed to resolve Nespresso’s trademark lawsuit over Peet’s coffee pods, which Nespresso alleged would cause consumer confusion with its competing capsules.

情報源: Nespresso ends trademark fight with Peet’s over coffee pods | Reuters

Delve into a deeper kind of dark with the complexity and nuances of our signature dark espresso, in recyclable capsules designed to fit your Nespresso® Original machine*.

情報源: Espresso Capsules | Peet’s Coffee

Nespresso and Peet’s Coffee end trademark dispute over coffee pods, 1:49 Nespresso ends trademark dispute with coffee chain

Nespresso and Peet's Coffee end trademark dispute over coffee pods

商標登録insideNews: German court annuls Nespresso shape trademark | WIPR

The lawsuit filed in March 2022 alleged that Peet’s Coffee had sought a false association with Nespresso by mimicking the company’s ‘cone-like’ trade dress, in the New York Southern District Court.

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米国商標 審査ガイド Examination Guide 3-23, August 2023の解説

Examination Guide 3-23 米国特許商標庁(USPTO)はExamination Guide 3-23を2023年8月30日に発行し、このExamination Guide 3-23には、米国商標審査官 …

米国商標 審査ガイド Examination Guide 2-23, July 2023の解説

Examination Guide 2-23 米国特許商標庁(USPTO)はExamination Guide 2-23の中で2023年の7月に電子署名を付与した商標関連書面の提出の方法についての指針を示しています。多く …

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Don’t Get Fooled by Trademark Scams, 1:29:25 米国特許商標庁 動画

Trademarks scams: How to avoid them and what to do if you get fooled

Materials for this webiner
Handout against Trademark Scam
Caution: Scam alert | USPTO
商標登録insideNews: U.S. Department of Commerce Files Federal Trademark Registrations to Combat Scams Against Trademark Applicants | JDSupra
商標登録insideNews: Alert On New USPTO Trademark Email Scam | Polsinelli – JDSupra

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商標登録insideNews: Trademark Public Advisory Committee Public Hearing on the Proposed Trademark Fee Schedule | Federal Register (88 FR 25623)

US Trademark Fee Schedule Proposed

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is announcing the date, time, and place of a public hearing that will be held by the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC) on the USPTO’s proposed setting or adjusting of trademark fees pursuant to the USPTO’s fee setting authority under section 10 of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA). The USPTO will make its proposed trademark fees available—as set forth in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice—before the TPAC hearing. The public is invited to testify at the hearing and submit written comments regarding proposed trademark fees.

情報源: Federal Register :: Trademark Public Advisory Committee Public Hearing on the Proposed Trademark Fee ScheduleTrademark Fee Schedule
Fee Setting and Adjusting | USPTO
今回提案されているものでは、TEAS, Plus出願は止めて、350ドルPer classの基礎出願に統一し、情報不足の出願や、Trademark Next Generation ID Manual以外の商品役務記載、区分ごとにcharacters countが1000が超える記載の出願は料金の加算となります。マドプロで日本の商品役務の記載をそのまま翻訳して出願する方式では、クラスごと数百ドルも高くなることにもなりそうです。(例 The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) =57 characters) また、更新時の費用も値上げ案が出されています。まだ案の段階ですので値上げなどの時期は未定と思いますが、勝手に1年後ぐらいを予想しています。

Proposed TM fee schedule FY2022

(2023.5.30追記) 

情報源: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Set to Increase Trademark Fees | Holland & Knight LLP – JDSupra

その中で次のスケジュールが予定および予想されています。
2023年6月5日 ハイブリッド公聴会
2024年1月から3月: 規則制定案に関する通知を公開。
2024年3月から6月: パブリックコメント期間
2024年10月と予想: USPTO が最終規則を発行します。
2024年11月: 料金変更の発効予定日(予想)

Table of Proposed Trademark Fee Adjustments (Currently Proposed)

続きを読む“商標登録insideNews: Trademark Public Advisory Committee Public Hearing on the Proposed Trademark Fee Schedule | Federal Register (88 FR 25623)”

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商標登録insideNews: Trademarks for Humanity Awards Program | USPTO

USPTO Trademarks for Humanity Awards

Recognizing brand owners who are making a differenceThe United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has launched the new Trademarks for Humanity awards program to recognize brand owners who are harnessing the power of trademarks to help solve humanitarian challenges.The USPTO will accept applications for this year’s awards from April 11 to July 14 or until 200 applications are received, whichever occurs first. 

情報源: Trademarks for Humanity Awards Program | USPTO

USPTO Trademarks for Humanity Awards
米国商標制度 vol.1

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1.E-Commerce Briefing: Public Private Partnerships and Anti-Counterfeiting Solutions, 1:03:05 米国世界革新政策センター 動画

E-Commerce Briefing: Public Private Partnerships and Anti-Counterfeiting Solutions

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米国下院司法委員会(House Committee on the Judiciary) vol.3 商標_動画(embedded)

米国下院司法委員会 動画

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。

1.Intellectual Property and Strategic Competition with China: Part I, 1:59:50 米国下院司法委員会 動画

Intellectual Property and Strategic Competition with China: Part I

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商標登録insideNews: As Supreme Court Case on Extraterritorial Trademark Disputes Heats Up, ABA Asks Justices to Consider 3-Part Test | ipwatchdog.com

Extraterritorial TM Disputes

The American Bar Association (ABA) filed an amicus brief on February 3 with the U.S. Supreme Court asking the Court to clarify issues related to the application of the Lanham Act to trademark disputes that cross international borders.

情報源: As Supreme Court Case on Extraterritorial Trademark Disputes Heats Up, ABA Asks Justices to Consider Three-Part TestExtraterritorial TM Disputes

Abitron Austria GmbH v. Hetronic International, Inc.
U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus Brief filed by American Bar Association (ABA)
米国連邦商標法、不正競争、登録商標及び未登録商標の保護(§32, §43)

(2023.2.16 追記)
The Vanity Fair test, derived from Vanity Fair Mills, Inc. v. T. Eaton Co., 234 F.2d 633 (2d Cir. 1956), considers three factors: (1) whether the defendant is a United States citizen; (2) whether there was a conflict with trademark rights established under the relevant law of the foreign jurisdiction; and (3) whether the defendant’s conduct has a “substantial effect on United States commerce.” Vanity Fair, 234 F.2d at 642. (Extraterritorial TM Disputes)

外国人はVanity Fair testの最初のテスト、United States citizenに該当しないため、Vanity Fair testを採用する裁判管轄であっても問題は生じないことになりそうです。

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