商標登録insideNews: Tesla applies for new trademarks to sell its own audio equipment, like headphones and more | Electrek

Tesla has applied to expand its trademark in order to be able to sell audio equipment under its own brand. The automaker filed for the trademark in the new category two weeks ago, but it went unnoticed until an Electrek reader pointed it out to me this morning.Tesla applied for both its “TESLA” and “T” logo trademarks in this new audio equipment category:TESLA™ trademark registration is intended to cover the categories of microphones; headphones; earphones; digital audio players; sound transmitting apparatus; audio speakers; subwoofers; earpads for headphones; audio interfaces; audio equalizer apparatus; horns for loudspeakers; megaphones.

情報源: Tesla applies for a new trademark to sell its own audio equipment, like headphones and more – Electrek

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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

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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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米国商標近代化法 (TMA, Trademark Modernization Act 2020)の概要

1.不使用による取消手続 TMAは2つの不使用を理由とする取消手続を設定しており、1つはexpungement(抹消)でもう1つはReexamination(再審査)です。以前は不使用を理由とする取消はTTABに請求する …

商標登録insideNews: Identity verification for trademark filers | USPTO

On January 8, 2022, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will introduce identity verification for USPTO.gov account holders using the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) and TEAS international (TEASi). As part of this one-time verification process, we’re leveraging technology provided by ID.me to offer a convenient way to verify your identity and authenticate your USPTO.gov account online at no cost to you.

情報源: Identity verification for trademark filers | USPTO

ID.me –ID.me simplifies how individuals prove and share their identity online.

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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)

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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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1.Overview of the USPTO’s trademark register protection initiatives, 1:32:56

Overview of the USPTO's trademark register protection initiatives

Are you concerned about the accuracy of the U.S. trademark register in light of the increased bogus claims of use and improper submissions to the United States Patent and Trademark Office? In this webinar (September 23, 2021), learn about the USPTO’s Register Protection initiatives.

情報源: Overview of the USPTO’s trademark register protection initiatives | USPTO

This webinar including:

  • Post Registration Audit Program
  • Mandatory account login
  • Examining attorney guidance on digitally created or altered specimens
  • Special task force
  • U.S. counsel rule
  • Trademark Modernization Act of 2020

商標登録insideNews: New low-cost filing platforms launch with striking similarities to controversial Trademark Terminal target US applicants | World Trademark Review

Just weeks after controversial low-cost filing agency Trademark Terminal ceased operations, WTR has identified three more platforms that may be related to it.

情報源: New low-cost filing platforms launch with striking similarities to controversial Trademark Terminal target US applicants | World Trademark Review

いくつかの低価格の米国商標出願の業者は、米国の業者を名乗っていてもパキスタンの詐欺グループとの関連があり、適切な出願となるのかが懸念されているとの記事になります。

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