USPTO to issue trademark renewal reminders in 2015 … FINALLY!

Source: USPTO.gov

reminderIn late January 2015, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) plans to begin sending courtesy email reminders of upcoming post-registration maintenance filing deadlines for §8 and §71 declarations and §9 renewals to registration owners who have (1) “live” registrations on the date of sending; (2) provided a valid email address to the USPTO; and (3) authorized email communication.  No reminders will be sent by regular mail, and no follow-up emails will be attempted for undeliverable emails.

Click here to learn more about USPTO renewal reminder eligibility requirements, information actually communicated and to ensure the proper party receives the reminder (or opts out).

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USPTO rejects “REDSKINS” trademark app for a snackfood as offensive. What does that mean for the team?

“The same federal agency that will determine whether Washington’s professional football team gets to keep its trademark registration recently struck down a request for a company to sell pork rinds with the name “Redskins.” The USPTO’s reasoning for issuing a refusal? Because it’s derogatory and offensive..

The question is what does this ruling mean for the Redskins football team’s registered mark?

Read the full article at WashingtonPost.com