Friday, March 29, 2013
Trademark Holders Beware!
Congratulations, you've got your registered trademark and can proudly display your certificate, complete with its gold seal. Espect to be solicited by various official sounding vendors, looking to sell you "monitoring" services and other products. These are from commercial vendors, looking to make money. You don't have to sign up with them and should consult your trademark attorney if you have any questions. the process has become so abusive, that the US Patent and Trademark Office has a warning on its website: www.uspto.gov/trademarks/solicitation_warnings.jsp It certainly makes sense to do an internet search to see if others are suign your trademark in a competitve way. If you find such a use, you should evaluate the costs and benefits of various actions, and seek legal advice. As always, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-744-1929 ext 22