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。

失敗例と成功例から学ぶ使用供述書・使用宣誓書の適切な使用見本(Specimen)の解説

1.使用主義を支える使用供述書・使用宣誓書 米国特許商標庁では、連邦の商標登録に記載される指定商品・指定役務については”全て使用している”としてその登録情報を維持しており、その商標について使用していない商品や役務を登録し …

商標登録insideNews: New USPTO Trademark Manual | Fox Rothschild LLP – JDSupra

ICYMI, a new Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP) was released by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) last month.  The July 2021 revision replaces and supersedes the October 2018 version, and it incorporates final rules, examination guides, and Supreme Court decisions that have issued since then. 

情報源: New USPTO Trademark Manual | Fox Rothschild LLP – JDSupra

Change Summary (INDEX TO CHANGES IN TMEP July 2021)

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商標登録insideNews: U.S. Department of Commerce Files Federal Trademark Registrations to Combat Scams Against Trademark Applicants | JDSupra

On August 4, 2021, the U.S. Department of Commerce filed applications to register several USPTO trademarks. The applications are part of ongoing efforts by the USPTO to combat frauds committed against trademark owners and applicants.

情報源: U.S. Department of Commerce Files Federal Trademark Registrations to Combat Scams Against Trademark Applicants | Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP – JDSupra

米国特許商標庁は、偽メールなどの撃退のための商標登録を意図して2021年8月に4件の出願をしています。

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1.Overview of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, 24:32

Overview of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

2.I’ve got my trademark registered, how do I protect and maintain it?, 23:30

I've got my trademark registered, how do I protect and maintain it?

3.Don’t burn your brand: Intellectual property for restaurants, 1:57:34

Don’t burn your brand: Intellectual property for restaurants

商標登録insideNews: Director’s Forum: A Blog from USPTO’s Leadership | USPTO

Businesses at home and abroad are becoming more and more aware of the value and benefits of a U.S. trademark registration. Unfortunately, along with the historic surge of new trademark filings over the past year (see our blog on the surge), the USPTO has also seen an increase in suspicious submissions ranging from inaccurate to fraudulent.

情報源: Director’s Forum: A Blog from USPTO’s Leadership

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1.Final roundtable on the notice of proposed rulemaking on the Trademark Modernization Act, 1:46:04

Final roundtable on the notice of proposed rulemaking on the Trademark Modernization Act

2.Meet the IP Attachés: Unified to Serve, 0:56

Meet the IP Attachés: Unified to Serve

商標登録insideNews: China is flooding the U.S. with trademark applications and no one is sure why | Fortune

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is swimming in new applications, with the biggest rate of increase coming from China.

情報源: China is flooding the U.S. with trademark applications and no one is sure why | Fortune

記事によると、2010年には、中国を拠点とする出願人からのものの数字は1%未満でしたが、2021年のすべての商標出願の29%は中国を拠点とする出願人からのものでした。指摘されている大きな問題の1つは、中国の地方自治体が米国の商標を登録するために企業や個人に支払いをしているということで、中国の地方自治体が自国の企業に世界中の知的財産に投資し、グローバルブランドを所有することを望んでいることに拠る様です。

米国の商標出願数が急増中

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商標登録insideNews: What a huge surge in trademark filings means for applicants | A Blog from USPTO’s Leadership

Since last fall, trademark applications from U.S. and foreign applicants have surged to unprecedented levels. As of June 17, the increase is roughly 63% over last year, which translates to about 211,000 more applications. And in December 2020 alone, the USPTO received 92,608 trademark applications, an increase of 172% over December 2019. This surge has doubled the number of applications waiting to be examined and increased waiting times at various stages in our processes

情報源: Director’s Forum: A Blog from USPTO’s Leadership

米国では6月17日の時点で去年より63%の連邦商標登録の出願増となっています。去年の12月だけでも92608件の出願(172%増加)がありました。新型コロナによりE-Commerceにシフトした業態の変化が起きているとみています。