A question I frequently get from clients who are looking to develop a brand for a product or service is, “Can I use ™? Can I use the Ⓡ?” The answer to that is very specific, particularly when it comes to the Ⓡ.
Every so often, I get a phone call from somebody who says, “Help! My trademark application was rejected by the United States Patent and Trademark Office [USPTO].” Rejections of trademark registration applications are more unusual than patent application rejections. As I’ve explained in previous articles it is normal and expected that a patent application will […]