When you go through a TEAS application, you will be required to assign an acceptable identification of goods/services for your trademark. In doing so, you will be (sometimes unknowingly) assigning an international class as well. Find out what are these and how to choose them. International Classes & Acceptable Identifications of Goods or Services These… Continue reading Trademark DIY – ICs and IDs?
Author: Youngsik Jeon, Esq.
J.D. Chicago-Kent College of Law; Georgia & Illinois Bar Member; USPTO Registered Patent Attorney
Somebody’s claiming rights under trademark registration, which you believe is bogus?
You may be able to move the USPTO to expunge or cancel a trademark registration for not being commercially used in the U.S. What is Expungement (and Reexamination) of Trademark Registration? Virtually anyone can petition for an expungement of a registered trademark with the evidence of record supporting that the registered mark has never been… Continue reading Somebody’s claiming rights under trademark registration, which you believe is bogus?
The Story of DASAMOA®
“The Story of” series of articles are written by Young Jeon, Esq. to share his experience with a trademark application filed with the USPTO. It is intended to be informative as to the USPTO trademark registration process. Only information readily available to the public is contained in this article. DASAMOA® is an online retail department… Continue reading The Story of DASAMOA®
Not sure if you have a registered trademark?
There are many business owners who own registered trademarks but have no idea about it. How come? Possible scenarios: You’ve registered a trademark when you started up, and you never looked back. You thought having your business/brand name registered was a good idea one day, then you managed to get it registered. And now it… Continue reading Not sure if you have a registered trademark?
TESS Search Hacks
Trademark attorneys, like myself, use TESS just like everyone else. I will walk you through the entire process with helpful tips you can use right away. First of all, you need to access TESS, a trademark search service provided by the USPTO. You should see something like this: Now, choose “Word and/or Design Mark Search… Continue reading TESS Search Hacks
Did you receive an invoice (or a bill) for your trademark?
If you are wondering if the invoice or bill you received by mail is legit, please read on. Scammers consistently target US trademark applicants and registrants. Many of those have names bearing a close resemblance to the name of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) such as Patent and Trademark Office, LLC. First… Continue reading Did you receive an invoice (or a bill) for your trademark?
Bar Admissions from IL to GA
My Timeline—Georgia Bar Admission on Motion without Examination 06/09/2020 Character & Fitness Application 06/29/2020 Fitness Analyst Assigned 11/10/2020 Motion Certification Letter (w/ Certificate of Eligibility) 11/17/2020 Contacted Fulton County for Attorney’s Oath 11/24/2020 Sworn-In via Zoom Admission Application The application process can be done exclusively online via Georgia Office Of Bar Admissions – Application Information… Continue reading Bar Admissions from IL to GA
TM attorney’s brand naming ideas
Is this a good trademark? Well, I get that question a lot as an IP attorney. I have been working on trademark cases for about ten years now. In fact, one of the first things I did as a newly minted attorney in Chicago was to file a response to an office action rejecting a… Continue reading TM attorney’s brand naming ideas
Patent Protection and Limitations
Patent protects inventor’s exclusive right to an invention, but at the same time it aims to promote further advancement of the same technology. These are conflicting goals for which patent provides a comprehensive exclusivity that is also clearly defined. If you are considering patenting your invention, you should first understand the limitations which define the… Continue reading Patent Protection and Limitations
What Do I Need for Trademark Registration?
To register a trademark, you need to either (1) have used a mark (could be a brand name, a company logo, or even a unique color) in association with your good or service or (2) have a bona fide intent to use it. How does this translate in plain English?