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Taco Tuesday Trademark

Sometimes your business does not need to register a mark to make headway in its marketing – sometimes it is more beneficial to file a Petition for Cancellation of a trademark before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).  This action may help if ownership of the mark by another is getting in the way of your business being able to use it, even if you do not want to keep its usage all to […]

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A Valuable Task: Trademark Clearance Searches

One of the first questions I ask a new trademark client is “Did you conduct a trademark clearance search?” Sometimes the client will say they searched on Google and found no one using the mark on the internet. Other clients will tell me they went onto the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) trademark database and searched for the word mark they want to use.   Unfortunately, these types of searches alone are not enough. […]

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