Amazon Brand Registry in 5 Steps

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There are something like a bajillion articles on the interwebs about the Amazon Brand Registry. We decided to make the shortest one possible. Now, even the busiest Amazon seller can understand what’s required. Here’s the absolute bare minimum you need to know about the Amazon Brand Registry: Who cares? Only people who sell on Amazon […]

Trademark scams

Trademark scams take the form of solicitations from official-sounding organizations for trademark monitoring services, legal services, recordation services with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and registration services in the company’s own private registry. So how do you avoid getting duped by a trademark scammer? First of all, all official government correspondence will be from the […]

Registering trademarks with Customs and Border Patrol

So you just received a registration certificate for your trademark from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Now what? Another important form of protection for your trademark registration can be obtained from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). CBP is not only tasked with safeguarding America’s borders, but it’s also responsible for safeguarding America’s […]

How to claim your name on social media

Federal trademark registration provides important legal benefits such as a presumption of nationwide validity and the right to use the ® symbol. Federal registration can also be instrumental in enforcing rights with social networking services. Several of the services—such as Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube—suggest trademark holders first try to resolve the issue with the user […]

Proper trademark use

Unlike other forms of intellectual property, trademarks, if used properly, can last forever. If used improperly, trademark rights can become generic. The International Trademark Association (“INTA”) developed a handy test for helping non-lawyers remember how to use a trademark properly. It’s called the A.C.I.D. Test: Making sure that everyone at your institution knows and applies […]