USPTO Launches Pilot Program for Reporting Improper Trademark Specimens

IP News, Trademark

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) began a pilot program several days ago that will provide an easy avenue for reporting fake trademark specimens. Under the program, a third party may e-mail the USPTO at during a trademark application’s 30-day opposition window with evidence that a fake specimen was filed in the […]

FARM TO TABLE held to be not distinctive

IP News, Trademark

TTAB affirmed the examining attorney’s refusal to register the mark due to the descriptive nature and it would prevent competitors from using it to sell their own locally sourced food and wine.

Rosetta Stone v Google: AdWords Still Not Out of the Woods

Firm News, Trademark

In his recent article for World Trademark Review, Steve Schaetzel reports on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and its reversal of a Virginia district court’s summary judgement ruling that Google’s use of trademarks in its AdWords program was not likely to cause confusion as a matter of law.