Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Towergate Software: Gallery of Design Mark Refusals

The folks at Towergate Software, specialists in IP data mining, have compiled an interesting gallery of design mark refusals, here. The gallery displays the cited design mark and the applied-for mark side-by-side, covering more-or-less the calendar year 2011.

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Check out Towergate's 2(d) Citation Watch service (details here). This watch service highlights the marks of your firm's clients that were cited by the PTO against other marks, and includes links to the pertinent records.

Text Copyright John L. Welch 2012.


At 9:15 PM, Blogger Pamela Chestek said...

What an interesting set. Some were undeniably copied and, although the two logos were in very different classes, refused. For some, you wonder if the examining attorney was reminded of a more famous mark and went looking for the senior mark. For others, you wondered what the junior user was thinking (some were deliberate references to the senior mark). And in only a few it seemed like the refusal wasn't well-taken.


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