Fraudulent Offers to Trademark Registrants

Unfortunately U.S. trademark owners continue to get fraudulent offers promising to renew their trademarks.  The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office is fighting back against these sham offers, but be careful!  Call us if you have questions about a solicitation you have received.  Don’t be misled. 

Lubbock Trademark Report September 2020

Lubbock was down from twenty-two applications filed by applicants listing an address in Lubbock during August, to eight applications in September 2020. The applications were for clothing, educational publications, water bottles, lamps, car washes, online stores, and restaurants. Lubbock was at the highest number of registrations this quarter with nine trademarks for art, clothing, skin care products, shaved ice confections, car washes, online classified ads, and banking services.

Lubbock Trademark Report August 2020

August saw more trademark applications than any other month in 2020 with applicants listing a Lubbock Texas address. Twenty-two (22) trademark applications were filed in August.  The applications for goods included clothing, toys, disinfecting kits, screens, downloadable software, Christmas items, eating and drinking utensils, air conditioning units, and children’s’ books. The applications for services included sightseeing tours, guided recreational hunts, engineering services, surgical, medical, and dentistry services, advertising services, and computer software design. In August 2020, six (6) trademark applications were registered.  The registrations included restaurant services, clothes hangers, and decorative stickers for toilet seats.

Booking.com Supreme Court Decision

A clearer path to trademark registration of .com domain names. In the past I’ve told clients they couldn’t get a trademark for a generic term with a .com at the end. This U.S. Supreme Court decision will change my advice and analysis. See the full article at: https://abcnews.go.com/Travel/wireStory/supreme-court-booking-trademark-71532778?fbclid=IwAR2Pr_8MIUJ5qyvIdbrImLOctakiPJRirPSq-Lh7UqqxLA7lG1y3sXly9k4