Guide to Registering Trademarks

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567066838
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 12/28/1998
  • Format: Ringbound
  • Pages: 1340
  • Product dimensions: 9.70 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.90 (d)

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
• §

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