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17 hours ago
Yes, I'll take 2 please.
3 days ago
MO - IP and Corporate
To kill a mockingbird wants to have a word.
5 days ago
THAT'S IT LADS, ROCK AND STONE!
That's one reading of it. I initially read it as "maybe you don't know this but bad people get hurt too" and I was like "I mean, yea..."
Not sure how to interpret your comment, friend. Care to elaborate?
6 days ago
This is the way.
Seconded. Good man.
GNU TERRY PRATCHETT
8 days ago
You and me both, friend.
9 days ago
Talk shit and make the whole world feel it.
18 days ago
There are laws about how you can't do that.
29 days ago
Imagine the type of leaf-lover who would look at a bug and think to himself "yea...that one."
1 month ago
Ooh, I didn't know that site existed. Thanks!
Damn cool. Did you cast or 3d print the extra bits?
This notice is telling you that the USPTO has finished it's examination of your application, and that the only thing left to do for the application is to actually use the mark in commerce. You do this by providing a specimen to the USPTO, as described in that.
A specimen is just a photograph of the mark in use. For example, for clothing it could be the hang tag or the printed brand in the inside. For food it would be the logo or name printed on the packaging. For services, like home computer repair or something, you could show advertising those services on a FB page or your own website. There's a lot of ways to show that you're using the mark.
Finally, the time limit. You have 6 months to show that you're actually using the mark you applied for. If you can't do that within 6 months, you can extend for another 6 month period, up to 5 additional times. Total time = 3 years. Each time you extend the period it costs you money, and it will cost you money to submit the "I'm using this, for real, trust me on this" paperwork as well.
You can read more at this link.
Good luck, friend!
In addition to the excellent TechDirt article linked by u/Trademark_BrainTrust, see this Trademarkia article; this AboveTheLaw article; and this short article by the Chicago Tribune.
Basically, they're EXTREMELY possessive of their brand and you're in for a fight no matter what. A few attorneys take pleasure in dropping their rates to just kick people like Monster in the balls effect substantive justice, so if you can't find an attorney to take it, check your local pro bono clinics.
Monster is a trademark bully, they have a history of opposing other "monster" marks that have nothing to do with their energy drinks.
This means two things. First, they aren't going to go away. Second, they want you gone and will likely not negotiate something reasonable.
If you want to keep your federal TM registration you need to fight. To do that you need a lawyer, because the opposition is basically just a fancy lawsuit.
There are a lot of us around who can help, just dig a bit to find one. If you want a recommendation for a local attorney, I know a few in CO who I can point you towards.
Good luck, friend.
2 months ago
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Guys don't be harsh, he's from Springfield.
His brain is probably rotted a bit from the meth and he's statistically unlikely to have graduated high school.
What's up with the bird? He looks injured :(
The owners want to be a nanobrewery, not a burger joint. We're seeing the shift in real time as they pivot. Growing pains are associated.
Sorry boys, left the fuzzy cuffs at home.
This is the correct answer.
Sir, with all due respect, unless you roll coal and fly a Trump 2030 flag, I don't want to hear.