Cancelling a Trademark: What’s Peloton’s Spin?

By: Stacey C. Friends & Sean D. Detweiler During the recent pandemic, you've probably heard this brand everywhere: Peloton. If you don't have a Peloton bike of your own, you probably have a fitness-enthusiast friend who owns one (and tells you all about their spin class pursuits). With this stationary bike maker all the rage, …

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EU & UK Trademarks: Navigating the changing landscape post-Brexit

By: Stacey C. Friends As of January 31, 2020, the United Kingdom is no longer a part of the European Union. What does this mean for companies with trademark registrations (patents are not affected) designating the EU but not the UK separately? Following Brexit there will be a transition period starting Jan. 31, 2020 and …

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Patent and Trademark Attorney Sean Detweiler Discusses Possible Risks from Using Low-Cost Trademark Registration Services in New Article

In the past 5 or so years, there have been a number of online, low-cost, entrants into the trademark registration space. Companies like The Trademark Company, TTC Business Solutions, and others, promote low-cost trademark registration services. However, questions have surfaced as to whether such services are operating ethically. Sean Detweiler discusses recent charges brought against …

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Changes to Canadian Trademark Law

On June 19, 2014, Bill C-31, Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1, received Royal Assent. The Bill contains a large series of amendments to Canada’s Trade-marks Act and will allow Canada to (among other things) accede to three key international treaties: (1) the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration …

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USPTO Reduces Certain Trademark Filing Fees

By: Tom Dunn On January 17, 2015, the USPTO reduced certain trademark filing fees and introduced a new electronic application filing option. The fee for both the TEAS Plus application and the TEAS Regular application are reduced by $50. The TEAS Reduced Fee (TEAS RF) application is a new filing option, and one may still …

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Protecting Your Trademark: Top 10 Reasons To Register Your Trademark In The U.S.

By: Tom Dunn Trademark registration is not required in the United States, however, owning a federal trademark registration enhances rights in a mark.  Here are the top ten reasons why you should register your mark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office: Prevention:  Registering your mark can prevent potential conflicts from arising. Prospective applicants …

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