Loren Donald Pearson

Loren Donald Pearson is a Registered Patent Attorney and a Florida Bar Board Certified Intellectual Property Attorney.  He is a partner at Assouline & Berlowe, PA and leads its intellectual property group.  Read his profile

 
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Entries in Trademarks (4)

Thursday
Jul212011

Trademark Examination Time at All Time Low

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) stated in its newsletter that pendency had hit an all time low.  "Pendency for trademarks ... continues at historically low levels ....  First action pendency has maintained a 2.5 – 3.5 month range."

The USPTO's Trademarks Dashboard graphically displays the times.

For applicants, this means quick determination and establishment of trademark rights.

To register your trademark, request a consultation with Loren Donald Pearson.

Loren Donald Pearson is a registered patent attorney and Florida Bar Board Certified Intellectual Property Attorney.  He is a partner at Assouline & Berlowe, P.A. and leads its intellectual property transactional group.

Tuesday
May172011

USPTO Announces Trademark Dashboard

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced the launch of the Trademarks Dashboard.  The Trademarks Dashboard provides a graphical view of the Trademark Office's workflow.

What I take from the data is that the USPTO is doing a pretty good job processing applications:

  • First actions 2.7 months after filing;
  • Average pendency of 10.9 months;
  • 112,970 Registrations issued this year
  • 189.064 applications filed

The first step to completing the process is to file a trademark applicationRequest a trademark consultation to begin registering your trademark.

Friday
Apr222011

Some Sweet Inspiration

Have a Happy Easter!  And now for some sweet inspiration...

Remember that trademarks can be more than just names and logos.  Non-Traditional Trademarks can be packaging and product configuration, sounds, colors, and tastes that consumers use to identify the maker of a given good or service.

For example check out US Trademark Registration 2,185,581

PeepThat's right.  The product configuration of a marshmallow PEEP(R) is a registered trademark.  As soon as you see a marshmallow candy with this shape, you know the candy was made by Just Born.

If you have a product or good uses a non-traditional trademark, contact Loren Donald Pearson to register it for you.

Wednesday
Feb232011

Rugsies Uses Its Trademarked Branding to Market its Great Services

Rugsies offered market-leading carpet, upholstery, drape, and air vent cleaning services and were investing in their brand with an advertising campaign including website, social media, blog, and truck wrapping.  They needed a way to guarantee that a competitor could not ride their coattails and trade off Rugsies innovative services and branding.

The answer was to register their trademarks.  Rugsies owns U.S. Trademark Registration Nos. 3,500,943 and 3,422,210--one for their logo and one for their Rugsies in standard characters.  The registrations give Rugsies a tool to protect their branding investment.

If your business is spending $15,000+ on its advertising (website, signage, print ads, SEO, etc.), you should register your trademark.  A $1,000 attorney fee is more than justified by the other expense.

Click Rugsies' coupon below to save on their great services:

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The next time you see on of Rugsies' distintive orange trucks, consider registering your trademark as well!