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May 13 An in-person meeting with USPTO Commissioner David Gooder ----> Please do NOT raise trademark fees. Try a POLICY change instead.

May 13 An in-person meeting with USPTO Commissioner David Gooder —-> Please do NOT raise trademark fees. Try a POLICY change instead

Hello there, a funny thing happened a week after my two “Open Letter to the USPTO” articles. The USPTO granted my request! I suspect my quip asking Jason Lott if they were a “fortress”, worked. See the email below. If you have some input you’d like me to be aware of to include in my meeting, […]

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LegalZoom deceptive pricing

TradeMark Express vs. LegalZoom – Continued Deceptive, Bait & Switch & Outright Dangerous Trademark Practices.

Hello TradeMark Express faithful. I hope to meet with someone at the USPTO when I go there in 4 weeks. Wish me luck. I was inspired again, (as if I needed any more inspiration), while watching the Giants/Rays game last Sunday, April 14. My mission in life seems to have come to combating

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USPTO should do a policy change

TradeMark Express: AnOTHER open letter to the USPTO —-> Please do NOT raise trademark fees. Try a POLICY change instead.

Hello TradeMark Express faithful. I hope to meet with someone at the USPTO when I go there in 4 weeks. Wish me luck. I was inspired again, (as if I needed any more inspiration), while watching the Giants/Rays game last Sunday, April 14. My mission in life seems to have come to combating the outright

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TradeMark Express: An open letter to the USPTO ----> Please do NOT raise trademark fees. Try a POLICY change instead.

TradeMark Express: An open letter to the USPTO —-> Please do NOT raise trademark fees. Try a POLICY change instead.

Dear TradeMark Express Clients, higher trademark fees should be the last course of action by the USPTO. They are proposing to dramatically raise their fees on Oct 1, 2024. Please see details of the proposed USPTO trademark fee increase below, from our application staff. Here’s my comments. This chart is from an excellent article by

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TradeMark Express: Trademark Engine. Part 3 of 3

TradeMark Express: I.P. Scams Cont’d….TRADEMARK ENGINE. Pay a Pauper’s Fee, Get Royally Screwed. Part 3 of 3

Two of Trademark Engine operations are named Swyft Filings and Swyft Legal. Unfortunately, there is a prior existing company offering overlapping legal services named Swift Legal. See above and https://www.swiftlegal.com/. Their national Common Law rights have existed since 1976. Swyft Filings and Swyft Legal’s common law rights started in 2021. Swift Legal has 7 more years to enforce against Swyft Filings and Swyft Legal. Will they? Here’s the 3 parts of Trademark Engine

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TradeMark Express: I.P. Scams Cont'd....TRADEMARK (not exactly) APEX - "We're located in San Franco." EMAIL SCAM

TradeMark Express: I.P. Scams Cont’d….TRADEMARK (not exactly) APEX – “We’re located in San Franco.” EMAIL SCAM

TradeMark Express: I.P. Scams Cont’d….TRADEMARK (not exactly) APEX – “We’re located in San Franco.” EMAIL SCAM There is a proliferation of new email trademark scams. Here’s a new one which 2 of our clients sent us last week – TRADEMARK APEX. Just 40 miles away in San Francisco, I went there. Of course. Why not?

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TradeMark Engine gets you royally screwed

TRADEMARK ENGINE. Pay a Pauper’s Fee, Get Royally Screwed – Part 2 of 3 –030424

Order a United States -or- Canada Federal Trademark Hello Client, eleven days ago was the Super Bowl. It is sports pinnacle event of “fair play”, “good faith” and “good sportsmanship” fun. In our professional lives we want to emulate sports. Build a better business. Beat our competitors. We strive to succeed. Pride is taken, as we build what we hope

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TradeMark Engine gets you royally screwed

TRADEMARK ENGINE. Pay a Pauper’s Fee, Get Royally Screwed – Part 1 of 3 –022224

Hello Client, eleven days ago was the SuperBowl. It is sports pinnacle event of “fairplay”, “good faith” and “good sportsmanship”fun. In our professional lives we want toemulate sports. Build a better business. Beatour competitors. We strive to succeed. Prideis taken, as we build what we hope to begenerational wealth. Well, at least pay therent…I’d like

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Trademark Pearl – Another Trademark Scam – Preying on Small Business

Dear Client, wow how to make this short?!Trademark Pearl is the second trademark serviceI am taking a look at for their trademark practices. Here’s some quick comments, with 2 examplesand here’s a terrific write up by SabiReviews. After several conversations with “attorneys” atTrademark Pearl, I decided to drive to their office59 miles away to talk

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LegalZoom – Deceptive, Bait & Switch Trademark Practices – 121423

Dear Client, LegalZoom is the firsttrademark service I am taking a lookat for their trademark practices.Please allow me to frame thesituation with trademarks, so myfindings over the past 2 months willmake sense. Let’s start with the FACTS.1) When you contact a trademarkservice or attorney, their duty andresponsibility is to actually help you. They see the

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TradeMark Express & Urgent Trademark: Since 1992 - The Hidden Menace: How Poor Trademark Practices Damage Small Businesses and Capitalism

TradeMark Express & Urgent Trademark: Since 1992 – The Hidden Menace: How Poor Trademark Practices Damage Small Businesses and Capitalism.

In the ever changing wild world of business, trademarks are more than just symbols or logos; they’rethe embodiment of a brand’sidentity, reputation and success. Protecting these valuable assets is crucial for the continued growth ofsmall businesses and the health of capitalism as a whole. Small business is the foundation of capitalism. It encourages innovation and

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What do we actually owe our business customers Our employees Ourselves

Dear clients, money comes to great businesses. If you want to open a business for the money alone – DON’T. If you have a product or service to solve a need and enough determination to make it happen – then you will be competitive in the marketplace. Don’t agree with Jon Fisher’s business moves At

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TradeMark Express 30th Anniversary

Trademark Express thanks you for yourpatronage, patience to get your trademarkright and repeat business!We wouldn’t be the oldest, most successfultrademarking service in North Americawithout you. Celebrating our 30th Anniversary Trademark Express seems to be the last trademark service including some inexperiencedtrademark attorneys, who believe in ACTUAL COMPREHENSIVE legal research todetermine if your trademark is LEGALLY

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TME – Pursuit of Your Ideal Intellectual Property Management

Are you fully aware how yourintellectual property is legally affected whensomeone else trademarks the same-or- similar company name? What is intellectual property? Every company name, slogan orlogo is subject to trademark lawand common law. If your mark isused first, then your firm hascommon law rights over any otherfirm even if the other firm laterobtains a

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TME – Beware of a new trademark phone call scam impersonating the USPTO

Good Morning! The USPTO has reported this scam. There is a new phone call trademark scamstarting up – as if we needed another one. The USPTO publishes a list of 85documented scam examples. See –https://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/protect/caution-misleading-notices. (See more linksabout scams below.)Personally, I’d add add all the trademark services and attorneys who do not do truecomprehensive legal

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The strategy of filing minimal art to get a trademark for your company

Shhhh! Is this a trademark?This is a good example where MINIMAL ARTwas used to qualify for a trademarkregistration, so that the coveted Federalregistration symbol ® could be used infuture marketing to establish credibility,ownership and standing.The USPTO ruled the name THE TRIPLEBOTTOM LINE PODCAST had to bedisclaimed “because it is merely descriptiveof an ingredient, quality, characteristicfunction,

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The 1000 Trademark Challenge. BEST WAY TO GET A TRADEMARK SINCE 1992

If you are receiving this email, then undoubtedly you haveseen our $1000 Trademark Challenge. Probably too manytimes, as we tend to do. (We are experts at trademarks, notmarketing after all.) Here’s a refresher of our 2009 “art”:$1000 Trademark Challenge – Best Since 1992We want you to compare trademark services carefully. We know weare your best

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Oct 22 25 – Stay away from what the USPTO calls illegitimate trademark mills

Stay away from what the USPTOcalls “illegitimate trademark mills”when trademarking your businessname, slogan or logo.Call today for a free experttrademark consultation.As you may know I was able to talk to David Gooder,the USPTO Commissioner as well as key training staffmembers Jason Lott and Craig Morris over the last 4months, as part of our never ending

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News Flash – DO NOT GET A TRADEMARK. Be legally Clear!

Dear Client, For 29 years, almost single person who hascalled us wants a trademark. Yet, what EVERY newbusiness start-up and new product ever, actually reallyNEEDS to KNOW – Is whether or not their new businessname is in fact LEGALLY CLEAR.IF CLEAR – then invest in your new venture.IF BLOCKED – then rollover any unused feetowards

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More and more people have confusing ideas about trademarks

Hello Client, recently I have noticed more andmore people have confusing ideas abouttrademarks and the trademark process.It really isn’t that hard once you understandthe basics.Trademarks are company and productnames, logos and slogans. They are waybroader in coverage than a domain namesearch, a corporate name search or a websearch on Google, Yahoo or Bing.Rights go to

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