David Sharifi

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  • USPTO Trademark Office Actions Explained: Merely Ornamental Refusal

    USPTO Trademark Office Actions Explained: Merely Ornamental Refusal When entrepreneurs or tech startup CEOs file an application in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), a variety of USPTO Office Actions can be issued. These Office Actions, or refusals may range in legal issues such as, for example, a section 2(d) Likelihood of Confusion […]

  • Sports Trademarks Take Center Stage During NCAA

    During March the NCAA was busy with two things: hosting the March Madness® Tournament, and enforcing the March Madness® trademark against unauthorized infringers as sports trademarks and branding take center stage during the tournament and leading into the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The NCAA’s Trademark Protection Program and enforcement actions indicate that the association […]

  • Trademark Disclaimer Requirement Refusal in USPTO Applications

    Trademark Disclaimer Requirement Refusal in USPTO Applications When entrepreneurs or business owners file a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), an office action or refusal can be issued for the application for a variety reasons, and one of the most common office actions issued is the trademark Disclaimer Requirement Refusal. […]