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Guide to Registering Trademarks

By Steven H. Bazerman, Jason M. Drangel
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Minimize research time and prepare federal trademark registrations in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with more than 200 practice-tested ready-to-use forms available in both hard copy and electronically. Step-by-step instructions guide you through client forms, searches and other pre-filing activities, applications for registration, responses to office actions, renewals and more. 

You can minimize your research time and prepare trademark forms with confidence when you use the Guide to Registering Trademarks as your on-the-spot guide. This carefully constructed loose-leaf offers more than 200 practice-tested ready-to-use forms available in both hard copy and on CD-ROM.

Step-by-step instructions guide you through the process, addressing both basic and unusual situations you may encounter along the way. The forms are organized by category:

  • Client forms
  • Searches and other pre-filing activities
  • Applications for Registration
  • Responses to office actions
  • Section 8 and 15 affidavits
  • Renewals and interparty proceedings.

The Guide to Registering Trademarks answers questions running from which form to use in recording an assignment to how to start a concurrent use proceeding. Keep it close at hand to make your trademark application process as painless as possible.

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Last Updated 11/15/2018
Product Line Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.
ISBN 9781567066838
SKU 10045868-7777
Product Line Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.
SKU 000000000010066269
Table of Contents

Chapter 1 THE ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP IN TRADEMARK CASES

  • 1.01 Trademark Representation
  • 1.02 The Initial Meeting
  • 1.03 Client Conflicts
  • 1.04 The Retention Letter
  • 1.05 Fees in Trademark Matters

Chapter 2 TRADEMARK CLEARANCE

  • 2.01 Marks in Business and Law
  • 2.02 What Can Be Registered as a Mark
  • 2.03 The Importance of Trademark Clearance
  • 2.04 Pre-Search Review of the Mark
  • 2.05 Trademark Searches
  • 2.06 Use of Trademark Symbols: TM, SM, and ®

Chapter 3 REGISTRABLE MARKS

  • 3.01 Introduction
  • 3.02 Types of Registrable Marks
  • 3.03 Basis for Registration
  • 3.04 The Trademark Registers
  • 3.05 Composition of the Mark

Chapter 4 THE TRADEMARK APPLICATION

  • 4.01 Applying for a Trademark Registration
  • 4.02 The Written Application
  • 4.03 The Drawing
  • 4.04 Specimens, Documents, and Payment to Complete Filing Examples

Chapter 5 FILING AND COMMUNICATING WITH THE OFFICE

  • 5.01 Contact Information for Filing Correspondence
  • 5.02 Identification of the Communication
  • 5.03 Signature Requirements
  • 5.04 Delivery to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • 5.05 Payment of Fees
  • 5.06 Postcards and Other Acknowledgments of Receipt
  • 5.07 Maintenance of Patent Office Records
  • 5.08 General Trademark Information

Chapter 6 POST-FILING ACTIVITIES

  • 6.01 Post-Filing Activities by the Office
  • 6.02 Post-Filing Activities by the Applicant
  • 6.03 Post-Filing Activities by Third Parties

Chapter 7 THE EXAMINATION PROCESS

  • 7.01 The Office Action
  • 7.02 Period in Which to Respond
  • 7.03 Forwarding of the Office Action to the Applicant
  • 7.04 Applicant Initiated Interviews with an Examining Attorney
  • 7.05 Applicant's Response
  • 7.06 Examination After the First Office Action
  • 7.07 Verification of Use in an Intent to Use Application
  • 7.08 Division

Chapter 8 EXAMINING ATTORNEY'S REQUIREMENTS

  • 8.01 The Nature of the Examining Attorney's Requirements
  • 8.02 Insufficient Information to Examine the Application
  • 8.03 Classification of Goods and Services
  • 8.04 Identification of Applicant
  • 8.05 Identification of Goods or Services
  • 8.06 Use in Commerce
  • 8.07 Section 44 Applications
  • 8.08 Use of the Mark Was or Is by Other than Applicant
  • 8.09 Mode or Manner in Which the Mark Is Applied
  • 8.10 Acquired Distinctiveness
  • 8.11 Significance in a Foreign Language or in the Trade
  • 8.12 Name, Portrait, or Signature of an Actual Person
  • 8.13 Disclaimers
  • 8.14 Related Registrations
  • 8.15 Appointment of a Domestic Representative
  • 8.16 Appointment of Counsel
  • 8.17 Verification
  • 8.18 Signature
  • 8.19 Amendment to Supplemental Register
  • 8.20 Drawings
  • 8.21 Specimens
  • 8.22 Fees

Chapter 9 REFUSALS BY THE EXAMINING ATTORNEY

  • 9.01 In General
  • 9.02 Generic Name of the Goods or Services
  • 9.03 Merely Descriptive
  • 9.04 Geographically Descriptive
  • 9.05 Deceptively Misdescriptive and Deceptive
  • 9.06 Geographically Deceptively Misdescriptive
  • 9.07 Geographical Name for Wines and Spirits
  • 9.08 Use of Name, Symbol, or Device of Organization Prohibited by Statute
  • 9.09 Immoral or Scandalous Matter
  • 9.10 Disparages, Falsely Suggests a Connection, or Brings Into Contempt or Disrepute a Person, Institution, Belief, or National Symbol
  • 9.11 Flag, Coat-of-Arms, or Other Insignia of the United States, State, Municipality, or Foreign Nation
  • 9.12 The Name, Portrait, or Signature Identifying a Particular Living Individual or a Deceased President of the United States During the Life of His Widow
  • 9.13 Primarily Merely a Surname
  • 9.14 Nonownership of the Mark
  • 9.15 Proposed Mark Does Not Function as a Trademark or Service Mark
  • 9.16 Unlawful or Improper Use in Commerce
  • 9.17 Likelihood of Confusion, Mistake, or Deception
  • 9.18 Phantom Marks
  • 9.19 Foreign Equivalent Marks

Chapter 10 POST-PUBLICATION ACTIONS AND AMENDMENTS

  • 10.01 Actions After Publication
  • 10.02 Amendments After Publication

Chapter 11 PETITIONS AND APPEALS

  • 11.01 Petitions to the Commissioner
  • 11.02 Ex Parte Appeals to the TTAB

Chapter 12 INTER PARTES PROCEEDINGS

  • 12.01 Nature of Inter Partes Proceedings
  • 12.02 Oppositions
  • 12.03 Cancellation of Registrations
  • 12.04 Concurrent Use Registration Proceedings
  • 12.05 Interferences

Chapter 13 REGISTRATION AND POST-REGISTRATION MAINTENANCE

  • 13.01 Issuance of Registration
  • 13.02 Amendment of Registrations
  • 13.03 Duration of the Registration
  • 13.04 Affidavit of Use Under Section 8
  • 13.05 Affidavit of Incontestability Under Section 15
  • 13.06 Renewal
  • 13.07 Surrender of Registration for Cancellation
  • 13.08 Registration of Trademark with U.S. Customs

Chapter 14 ASSIGNMENT OF OWNERSHIP OF THE MARK

  • 14.01 Assignment of Applications and Registrations
  • 14.02 Recording a Trademark Assignment

Chapter 15 MADRID PROTOCOL

  • 15.01 U.S. Trademark Owners
  • 15.02 Extension to the United States by Non-U.S. Trademark Owner
  • 15.03 Communications with the International Bureau of WIPO

Chapter 16 TRADEMARK LICENSING

  • 16.01 Licenses
  • 16.02 Trademark Licenses
  • 16.03 Trademark License v. Franchise Agreement
  • 16.04 What is Trademark Licensing
  • 16.05 History and Reasons for Trademark Licensing
  • 16.06 Licensing Plan of Attack
  • 16.07 The License Agreement
  • 16.08 Common Trademark License Agreement Clauses and Terms

Appendices

Index

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