商標登録insideNews: Trademarks Administrative Sanctions Process | Federal Register

As part of the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO or Office) continuing efforts to protect the integrity of the U.S. trademark register, the Commissioner for Trademarks (Commissioner) has established an administrative process for investigating submissions filed with the USPTO in trademark matters that appear to violate the Trademark Rules of Practice, including the rules concerning signatures, certificates, and representation of others in trademark matters before the USPTO (collectively, the USPTO rules), and/or the USPTO website’s Terms of Use; and imposing sanctions, as appropriate.

情報源: Federal Register :: Trademarks Administrative Sanctions Process

最近パキスタン系の低価格代理会社に対して懲戒手続を行い大量の出願を無効とした米国特許商標庁ですが、その懲戒手続についてのルール化をしています。

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1. Preparing an effective letter of protest, 1:30:13

Preparing an effective letter of protest

Letter of protest (LOP)は第3者が或る他人の出願に対して登録すべきか否かに関する情報を証拠と共に提供する制度です。TMAで正式に制度化されています。

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1. Using ID.me to verify your identity as a trademark filer, 3:35

Using ID.me to verify your identity as a trademark filer

2.Identity verification for trademark filers, 1:28:02

Identity verification for trademark filers

商標登録insideNews: Applications impacted by show cause order issued to Abtach Ltd., 360 Digital Marketing LLC, and Retrocube LLC | USPTO

Applications filed by an entity listed in the Show Cause Order issued to Abtach Ltd., 360 Digital Marketing LLC, and Retrocube LLC on November 3, 2021 have been suspended. These entities are accused of committing fraud on applicants and the USPTO. Be suspicious of requests for additional fees; the USPTO does not require fees to respond to a show cause order. 

情報源: Applications impacted by show cause order issued to Abtach Ltd., 360 Digital Marketing LLC, and Retrocube LLC | USPTO

[2021.12.16 追記]

On December 10, 2021, the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a final order for sanctions against Yusha Zhang and Shenzhen Huanyee Intellectual Property Co.,

情報源: USPTO: Yusha Zhang & Shenzhen Huanyee Intellectual Property Co Sanctioned

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全米知的財産権調整センター(National IPR Center: NIPRCC) 商標_動画(embedded) vol.2

ホリデーシーズンを見据えた11月の最終の週末を挟む、11月26日はBlack Fridayと11月29日はCyber Mondayと呼ばれて、消費者の購買意欲に便乗しつつ、特売などを含めた特別な週末となっています。米国政府は、偽物などを誤って買わないよう呼びかける動画を公開しています。

1.IPR Center Holiday Shopping: Black Friday/Cyber Monday, 0:47

IPR Center Holiday Shopping: Black Friday/Cyber Monday

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商標登録insideNews: USPTO implements the Trademark Modernization Act | USPTO

Regulations implementing the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (TMA) will go into effect on December 18, 2021. Individuals, businesses, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will now have new tools to clear away unused registered trademarks from the federal trademark register as of December 18, 2021, and the USPTO will have the ability to move applications through the registration process more efficiently as of December 1, 2022.The new ex parte expungement and reexamination proceedings provide a faster, more efficient, and less expensive alternative to a contested inter partes cancelation proceeding at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).

情報源: USPTO implements the Trademark Modernization Act | USPTO

Trademark Modernization Act will start Dec. 18th, 2021

新しい商標近代化法は2021年12月18日に発効しますが、拒絶理由のより短い対応期間の実施開始は2022年12月1日になります。

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office yesterday published a final rule implementing the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (TMA), which was signed into law as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020 last year.

情報源: Final Rule Implementing Trademark Modernization Act Will Soon Allow USPTO to Crack Down on Fraudulent Filings from China

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1.E-commerce and China: Strategies for fighting online counterfeits, Part 1, 1:29:47

E-commerce and China: Strategies for fighting online counterfeits, Part 1

2.E-commerce and China: Strategies for fighting online counterfeits, Part 2 (Coming on December)

商標登録insideNews: US trademark filing activity is on the decline: is it indicative of a dwindling economy? | World Trademark Review

In an exclusive guest post, it is revealed that US trademark filings could see the first decline in over a decade – and the reason for the unexpected fall could be a concern for the wider economic condition.

情報源: US trademark filing activity is on the decline: is it indicative of a dwindling economy? | World Trademark Review

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Lanham Act Trademark Boot Camp

The USPTO and the State Bar of Texas’ Intellectual Property Law Section hosted a Trademark Boot Camp as part of the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the passage of the Lanham Act.
Lanham Act関連の動画(Trademark Boot Camp agenda for June 17, 2021)が7つあります。1)Introduction、2)Trademark Fundamentals、3)How do I file a trademark application、4)Case Summary、5)TTAB live hearing、6)TTAB Judge Panel、7)What is the Trademark Modernization Act?

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地域団体商標の意外な落とし穴 本当に海外に展開できますか?

地域団体商標制度で忘れられている登録上の問題点 特許庁が旗振り役となり、地域団体商標制度(2006年4月1日に導入)が地域振興に一役買ってきたことは確かだと思いますが、同じような商標の保護が海外でも可能かというと、そうで …

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1.CBP IP Enforcement, 36:26

2.Partnering with CBP for IPR Border Enforcement: Recording Trademarks and Copyrights with CBP, 32:57

3.Protecting U.S. Intellectual Property Overseas, 42:43

4.Stopping Violations of Intellectual Property Rights on E-commerce Websites, 1:20:33

Department of Commerce‘s Office of Intellectual Property Rights (OIPR), STOPfakes.gov

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1.Trademark Basics: What Every Small Business Should Know Now, Not Later, 44:32

2.International Trademark, 1:05:35

3.Trademark Infringement: Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions, 40:06

4.Intellectual Property Protection Best Practices from an Entrepreneur, 34:25

Department of Commerce‘s Office of Intellectual Property Rights (OIPR), STOPfakes.gov