A word, which is merely descriptive of applied services or products, cannot be registered in the US, as well as in any other country of the world. This is a general rule. However, can 2 merely descriptive words be registered as a trademark?
In Vietnam you can colours when filing a logo for registration, however, you cannot register colours as your trademark.
3D trademarks are a rather new type of Intellectual Property. In many countries of the world, it is still impossible to file a 3D trademark; however, even in the countries where it is possible, the 3D trademarks are often misused.
A final office action is sent after a non-final office action in the US, if your response to the non-final objection didn't satisfy the examining attorney.
Usually you will have up to 6 months from the filing date to provide the examiner with your response or file the appeal. No extensions are available and if no response is filed, the trademark will go abandoned.
In some cases to file your trademark in a country we would require a Power of Attorney. In some countries the document is required in order to permit our local agent to represent you in Intellectual property matters. It might be required to file your trademark, respond to an objection, file an opposition or assign your trademark
We all want a trademark registration to be a straightforward process without any obstacles and delays. However, the truth is that sometimes trademarks receive objections or oppositions.
In this article, we will explain what these objections are and what you can do to avoid them.
You can register your trade mark to protect your brand, the name of your product or service. Your trade mark must be unique, it can include words, sounds, logos, colors.
China is a nightmare for intellectual property specialists and attorneys. Why? Because Chinese Trademark Law is not “first to use” as in the US and Canada, but “first to file”. Thus, anyone who files your trademark in China before you has more rights to use it, no matter how popular it is in your country.
Well, this is not a very difficult question. Obviously, you do not need a trademark if you do not have a business. In this case, it seems very unlikely that you will ever require a trademark. However, if you have your own business, do you need to register your trademark?