Trademark Assignment Pending Registration Hypo
In Trademark Ownership - updated on 11/11/2009
Pre-business formation (an LLC) an individual filed a T/SM Application for a business to protect the business name. Since the business wasn't formed yet, the actual applicant was the business's principal member. As part of the business's LLC agreement, the principal member must make a non-cash contribution of his intellectual property interests to the LLC, including the pending registration, to the business.
Can a pending trademark registration be assigned? If so, is...