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        Intellectual Property

            Chicago, Illinois

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Trademarks

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TM Searches - Basic
TM Searches - Corporate
TM Pre-filing Assessment
About TM Registrations
Registration Process Outline
TM Registrations - Standard
TM Registrations - Corporate
TM Stand. Registration Order
Naming & Branding
About Domain Names
Names as Trademarks
Slogans
Oppositions
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Trademark Consultations
On-Line Order Searches

 

 

Trademarks

Trademarks Directory
About Trademarks
More on Trademarks
Why Protect a Trademark
Trademarks vs Patents
Trademark Infringement
Trademark Internet Issues
Trademark Weight
Trademark Myths
TM Searches - Basic
TM Searches - Corporate
TM Pre-filing Assessment
About TM Registrations
Registration Process Outline
TM Registrations - Standard
TM Registrations - Corporate
TM Stand. Registration Order
Naming & Branding
About Domain Names
Names as Trademarks
Slogans
Oppositions
Cancellations
Trademark Consultations
On-Line Order Searches

   

 

 


About Trademark Registrations


Trademark Registration Basics

What is a trademark? 

  • A trademark ("mark") is a word or words, or symbol or graphic design, or combinations of these elements that designate the source of products (goods) its a brand name or logo.

What is required for federal registration?

  • The mark must not

  • be a generic term for the products/services

  • merely describe the products/services or

  • be confusingly similar to a prior mark.

The mark must ultimately

  • be used as a mark

  • on the products/services

  •  in commerce. 

The Firm's trademark registration program includes a pre-filing assessment that looks at:

  • How the mark is (or will be) used?  more

  • Should the manner of use be upgraded?  more

  • Should the manner of use be corrected?  more

  • When and where has the mark been used (or will be used)?  more

  • What products/services are to be claimed?  more

  • How should the mark be presented for registration?  more

  • Is the mark available?  more

  • Is the mark protectible?  more 

more - corporate-level registrations, standard registrations, corporate registration outline, standard registration outline

other topics - trademark myths, naming and branding, oppositions, trademark searches, domain names, slogans, IP symbols, domain names, trademark infringement, trademark weight, why protect a trademark

other trademark services:

Firm's registration samples:

  • U.S. Registration No. 2,702,174 for "IPM"

  • U.S. Registration 2,078,313 for "Wartsila"

  • U.S. Registration 74639093 for "Lou-To-Go" 

Firm's Opposition and Cancellation Samples:

  • Opposition No. 74626277, No Fear Inc. v. Numb Skull Clothing

  • Cancellation No. 92041026, Valley View Packing v. Coca Cola Co.

questions, inquiries - contact the firm (all contact modes) or call 312.419.8055


 

 
       


The Law Office of Joan I. Norek
25 E. Washington Street, Suite 1400
Chicago, Illinois  60602
Tel.  312.419.8055   Fax 312.236.6686
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