TTablog reports on the examination of an application for STEALTH that may or may not have been submitted by an entity associated with Leo Stoller . For those of you late to the party, Stoller is an ‘unusual’ guy and one of the objects of his obsessions is the PTO. Here, the Stoller ‘Pension Plan’
Why Do Lawyers Send “Pre-Emptive” Letters?
I would be interested in hearing arguments for and against pre-emptive letters (as in – ‘please assure me that I’m not about to infringe your rights’) of the kind described in this case, Numatic International v Qualtex  EWHC 1237 (Ch) e. It seems to be that there is little motivation for a rights owner…
International Trademark MetaSearch Reborn As TMview
Old-timers will recall that in early 2002, before there was a Trademark Blog, I hosted the International Trademark MetaSearch, which allowed a single search of every online trademark registry at the time. That got too expensive to maintain, and the Metasearch was consigned to the dustbin of history. However, the need for and usefulness of…
Third Quarter Statistics Re Trademark Filings
CSC’s TRADEMARK INSIDER is out. Companies that filed a lot of trademarks in the 3d Q, 09, in addition to the usual suspects (Time Warner and Mattel are nos 1 and 2), incude the United Football League, the Big Balloon Adventure Movie and Jake’s Fireworks.
EDNY: 5 Months Is Too Long To Bring Prelim Motion
Not really an unusual decision but a reminder about the need for speed when bringing preliminary injunction motions. Plaintiff learned of complained-of behavior in June, didn’t file the proposed order to show cause until November. It’s three reasons for delay: (1) waiting for the expedited copyright reg’ns; (2) it granted an extension to the defendant…
UK Trademark Fees Change Effective October 1
The London trademark firm of MW Trademarks sets out the new fee structure for the UK trademark office, including introduction of the Right Start service.
MW UKIPO Fees Briefing 290909
Shocked, Shocked That There Is No Hoisin In The Hoisin Sauce – Rule 11 Sanctions Ordered
On the one hand its prudent to advise all attornies to read any decision where Rule 11 sanctions are actually awarded. On the other hand, it’s hard to imagine an attorney finding him or herself in this situation.
Trademark owner, who sells hoisin sauce, prevails on partial summary judgment against infringer. Five months after summary…
Harry Potter and the Trademark Search
A blog does a trademark search and reports on what the planned Harry Potter theme park might be like.
Take Advantage Of The Transitional Provisions Of The CTM
OHIM has announced a reduction in overall Community Trademark Fees effective in May. The upfront fee will be raised but the back-end registration fee will be abolished. Applications filed now will have the current soon-to-be-raised upfront fee and no back end fee. Friends of the blog Mastovito Wyness explain why the time to file is…
Anticipating a Fraudit
Registration Ruminations reports that PTO numbers regarding the withdrawal of ‘inadvertently’ filed documents with the PTO suggests that people are following John Welch’s advice as to how to avoid a ‘fraudit.’