Last week, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published an Examination Guide to provide further clarity for how they assess the legitimacy of trademarks for cannabis products. For the uninitiated, the 2018 Farm Bill, which President Trump signed into law on December 20, 2018, removed hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) from the Controlled Substances Act. In order to register a trademark in the United States, the mark must be used in a lawful setting, meaning that the USPTO does not register trademarks for products that violate federal law- even if it is legal under state law.
United States Patent and Trademark Office shows Facebook recently acquired the trademark ‘Libra.’ The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that the code word for Facebook’s stablecoin project is Libra. Thursday evening, The Wall Street Journal dropped a bombshell report about the social media company’s efforts in blockchain, specifically that it is working on a building a full payments network and is in discussions with payment networks Visa and Mastercard to support it. At the center of its efforts is a stable coin, dubbed Libra, according to the report. A source familiar with the matter confirmed to The Block that Facebook’s crypto project’s code and product name is Libra, and that the firm is recruiting financial firms to support the effort. It appears there’s hard evidence to suggest Facebook has acquired the trademark for the name ‘Libra’ for the project, as per a document from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The previous trademark holder is a cryptocurrency tax company that recently changed its name to Lukka.
許可されていないファイルへの変更 (Unauthorized changes to your file)
米国特許商標庁(USPTO)が管理する各商標の記録に対して、その権限を持つ者からの許可を得ない状態で何かの変更が行われることがあります。例えば、従前では商標権者の移転については、その譲渡を証明する書類と共に、移転の申請書を提出するだけで、その記録が行われていて、例えば第３者への移転が先に生じていた場合などについては、米国特許商標庁はその記録だけを行い裁判所で真の権利者について争えば良いというスタンスでした。最近では、その制度の悪用もあることから、ファイルへの記載事項の変更については、権利者や出願人、あるいはその代理人に電子メールでの自動の問い合わせ・注意喚起（alert）をすることになっています。電子メールでの問い合わせは、その変更の申請がなされた場合に直ちに、出願人、権利者、あるいはその代理人の連絡先電子メールアドレスに対して送信されます。なお、変更の申請については、７２時間を目途にTrademark Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR) systemでの反映が行われます。
Filing a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) starts a legal proceeding that is governed by U.S. law. While you may represent yourself in this legal proceeding, most applicants hire attorneys who specialize in trademark matters to represent them. Many continue to use attorneys after their trademarks are registered.
Title: Requirement of U.S. Licensed Attorney for Foreign Trademark Applicants and Registrants Abstract:The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) proposes to amend its rules to require foreign trademark applicants and registrants to be represented by a U.S. licensed attorney, i.e. an attorney in good standing of the bar of the highest court of a State in the U.S. (including the District of Columbia and any Commonwealth or territory of the U.S.) to file trademark documents with the USPTO.
It’s probably pretty common for NFL teams to file trademarks on slogans they plan to use, but in the world of professional football, timing is everything. According to Josh Gerben, a trademark specialist and founder of Gerben Law Firm, the Vikings filed a trademark application for “BRING IT ALL.” The funniest part about the application is that it was filed on Dec. 28, just days before their Dec. 30 loss to the Bears that washed their season down the drain and paved the way for the Eagles to make the playoffs instead.
[コメント]NFLのバイキングは昨年NFCの決勝でイーグルズに負け、その時のスローガンは”Bring it home”（スーパーボールがミネアポリスで開催されたため）でした。今年こそはの勢いでQBを大金を積んで入れ替えて臨んだシーズンでしたが、最終週にNFC北地区ライバルのベアーズに敗れ、プレイオフ進出が阻まれています。“IT”はバイキングスのスーパーボール進出を意味すると思われ、USPTOへの出願がその望みを絶たれる３日前ということで失笑をかっているという記事になります。
trademark protection can be refused to brands that the federal government finds vulgar or lewd.The case involves a decision of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to deny trademark registration to a clothing line called FUCT.The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit struck down the century-old ban on protecting “scandalous” and “immoral” trademarks as a First Amendment violation, and the Department of Justice wants the Supreme Court to reverse the decision.
USPTO offices will be closed and events cancelled Wednesday, Dec. 5 in observance of a National Day of Mourning in memory of our country’s 41st president, George Herbert Walker Bush. Read President Trump’s proclamation: https://t.co/L4Y09nXd4N