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Patent registration

Patent registration

In Trademark Registration    -  updated on 11/11/2009
We want to apply for patent registration of name of our insititue i.e. PRAVARA this is the name of river in our area in ahmednagar district in maharaashtra state in india. We run over 30 instititue on name PRAVARA and this name is having huge market potential for us. and we think that another company /college could make profits from using our name , hence we need protection from a patent. IS it possible to patent the name?
Looking for Source on Use Rights and Registration Rights Countries

Looking for Source on Use Rights and Registration Rights Countries

In International Trademarks    -  updated on 11/11/2009
I'm trying to determine whether Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait are use rights or registration rights countries.  INTA's resources have not helped me.  Does anyone know of a site or sites that provide this information?  Thanks in advance

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Use versus Common Law Trademark versus TM Symbol versus Registration

Use versus Common Law Trademark versus TM Symbol versus Registration

In Trademark Registration    -  updated on 11/11/2009
I am so confused at this point... any advice will be appreciated. I realize I probably should consult with a trademark attorney. I'm trying to get familiar before I make that call.

The situation...

My daughter uses a stage name in her work. She's used that name for years and has a number of printed examples documenting that use. She never registered that name nor did she use a TM symbol.

She now is contracted to a firm and provides a number of servic...
Opposition based on common law (no registration)

Opposition based on common law (no registration)

In Trademark Disputes    -  updated on 11/11/2009
I am considering initiating my first opposition proceeding.  Here's the situation.  An ITU application for the confusingly similar mark whose registration I opppose was actually filed before mine.  Hence, we don't have a registration yet.  However, our use clearly predates use of the other mark (considering it is an ITU app).  So far from my initial research I have gleaned that most oppositions are initiated by one who has an existing registration......
Word Mark vs Logo registration

Word Mark vs Logo registration

In Logos    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Hello,

What do experts recommend: is it better to register a simple word mark without illustration, or full logo with complete design solution?

In the first case you can leave space for an eventual logo change, and in second case you protect your specific logo design solution.

Hope you understand what i want to ask..!

Thanks
Trademark registrations don

Trademark registrations don't confer rights?

In Trademark Registration    -  updated on 11/11/2009
I read in an earlier post the following:

"trademark registrations don't confer trademark rights, they merely register trademark rights that exist."

As a Trademark owner on the shape of my product this concerns me.  Could someone explain?

Is the USPTO providing false hope by issuing such Trademarks?

Thanks
Procedures for China Trademark Registration

Procedures for China Trademark Registration

In International Trademarks    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Many investors want to apply for a china trademark, but they are not familiar with the application procedure. Let?s show you in detail:

    After the acceptance of the application for china trademark registration, the procedures for china trademark registration includes the following periods: formality check, substantive examination, being preliminarily approved and published, opposition and being approved for registration. The opposition period includes three months from th...
Illegal trademark registration.

Illegal trademark registration.

In Someone is copying my Trademark, what do I do?    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Recently, I found out that someone is trying to register my product and site name as their trademark in USPTO. They even created a fake web site in the .us domain

The application asserts that "first use and first use in commerce is 2006".

It is not true! We began to sell our product since 2004. And there are a lot of evidences of that (whois, orders, webarchive  and etc.)

Application was filed in October 2006. So it will take about a year to get the actual ...
prior user

prior user's petition to cancel a TM registration

In Trademark Disputes    -  updated on 11/11/2009
This is a little tricky:  I am the first user of a non-registered mark that the PTO finds similar to a newer mark that was the first to be registered. I want to petition to have the registered mark cancelled, because I am the first user. Unfortunately, the registered mark belongs to deep pockets.

Actually, the marks are not very similar (except to the examiner!), and I do not remotely care if deep pockets uses their own version; but I want the circle R for my mark.

How can ...
Trademark registration for logo

Trademark registration for logo

In Logos    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Hi,

I'm planning to register a trademark for the name of my business, but I also want to protect my logo.  I'm not sure whether to do a composite mark or get a second, separate mark for the logo.  Also, I'm wondering whether to have a professional search done for the logo.

The name of my business is very original, so I'm not worried about having difficulty getting that registered.  The logo is a drawing of a man's face.  It's pretty original, but not so origi...
Trademark Assignment Pending Registration Hypo

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...
dead registration

dead registration

In Expired Trademarks    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Was curious if anyone could give me any general knowledge to know if I have a trademark or nothing.

We filed "Date October 20, 2004"

And have been paying a tm attorney to help us with this process to get the trademark we wanted. At one time I thought we where told we had the trademark. But our atty kept wanting more money on top of more money. At one point we wrote a nice email just asking for any guidelines of how much will be needed and when will we be done with thi...
Dead trademark / registration

Dead trademark / registration

In Expired Trademarks    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Is there a difference between a dead trademark and a dead registration? if so, which?

If my trademark is abandoned shoul I proceed with a new registration?

Thanks in advance
Supplementary Trademark Registration

Supplementary Trademark Registration

In Trademark Registration    -  updated on 11/11/2009
if a name  or words are descriptive and you apply for
Supplementary Trademark Registration do you still go thru the same procedure as a regular federal  trademark registratio to include publication in the gazzette for opposition
My registration has been canceled, what now?

My registration has been canceled, what now?

In Trademark Office Action Responses    -  updated on 11/11/2009
I just saw that my registration was canceled last week. Is there any way to get the USPTO to overturn the cancellation and return the mark to Live status?

I'm hoping that since it just happened, there's a way to get it revised. Please help
Trademark Registration Madrid Protocol

Trademark Registration Madrid Protocol

In International Trademarks    -  updated on 11/11/2009
I want to register the trade name of my product -- as against a trademark which I understand to be an artistic design of a trade name -- in Japan which I have obtained an estimate of $2,000 (!!!) for lawyer's fee.  Then I was told that I could achieve the registration in Japan via the Madrid Protocol which would cost me a whole less, and that before I can do this I need first to get it registered in the US first.

I'd like to know 1) whether it is possible to register a trade name ...
Trademark registration in China

Trademark registration in China

In International Trademarks    -  updated on 11/11/2009
The Chinese Trademark Law came into force on March 1,1983. It was revised on February 22, 1993 and the revised law came into force on July 1, 1993. On October 27, 2001, it was revised again and the revised law came into force on December 1, 2001. The Implementing Regulations of the Chinese Trademark Law was enforced on September 15, 2002.

China became a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on June 3,1980. On March 19, 1985, China acceded to the Paris Convention...
Second registration?

Second registration?

In Trademark Registration    -  updated on 11/11/2009
If I own an active registration for a mark in a design form, and I'd like to apply for a registration of the same mark in standard character form; Is the first use in commerce the date I first used the design mark, assuming the goods are identical in both.
Supplemental ?trademark registration

Supplemental ?trademark registration

In Trademark Registration    -  updated on 11/11/2009
Is it advisable to register on the USPTO as
a supplemental trademark since uspto states our proposed trademark is to generic ?
how do you register as supplemental
trademark registration in litagation

trademark registration in litagation

In Trademark Disputes    -  updated on 11/11/2009
We are in litagation with a company concerning a trademark in the mean time they have applied for another trademark that is part of this litagation .Should the USPTO be notified and to who would we e mail or send what type of letter to what USPTO section