GazetteWatchsm performs a weekly watch and review of the Official Gazette (OG) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) website to determine if any identical or confusingly similar conflicting marks exist for a cost-efficient, fixed annual fee. The watch service will alert users, the trademark owner, to the publication of potential confusing or conflicting names or designs which may infringe one or more of your trademarks, before they become registered trademarks. GazetteWatchsm will also watch the USPTO site for newly filed applications.
It is a trademark owner’s obligation to actively police the market and potential infringers in order to insure that your trademark rights remain intact. Diligence is not an option, it is a necessity.
The USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) publishes a Weekly Trademark Gazette listing all names and designs which have been approved by the USPTO for registration as trademarks. Over 200,000 trademark applications are "published" each year. The USPTO publishes these potential trademarks and/or service marks in the Official Gazette to enable the general public to oppose any trademark that may infringe upon their rights prior to actual registration of the mark in question. GazetteWatchsm will insure that users are put on immediate notice of any potential infringing marks.
Oppositions to potential trademarks must be received by the USPTO within thirty (30) days of publishing in the Official Gazette. This is a very short time period for the busy entrepreneur, corporation, or law firm. GazetteWatchsm will be a partner in diligently protecting valuable intellectual property for users.
GazetteWatchsm performs a weekly watch service to enable users to protect their existing trademarks/service marks and logos and free up your valuable time for a minimal annual fee. Reports on any conflicting marks will enable users to timely file any trademark oppositions, which can also be handled & filed by the Law Offices of Christine Karol Roberts for a competitive fee.
The trademark watch services can be found on the Purchase Services Page and GazetteWatchsm Page at www.ckrobertslaw.com.
About Christine Karol Roberts:
Christine Karol Roberts is the sole proprietor of an Intellectual Property Law Boutique, Law Offices of Christine Karol Roberts, located in Orange County, California. Graduating from the University of Texas and The Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in Dallas, she established her law firm in 1985. Her firm specializes in trademark and copyright litigation and prosecution, US and foreign, high profile litigation, sports law, licensing and technology transfers, right of publicity, complex litigation, Internet and domain name issues, and general corporate representation, both in California and in federal and state courts around the US. She has litigated many high profile cases including those involving the Major League Baseball Players Association, The NFL, The Cleveland Browns, The World Boxing Council, Upper Deck, Score, and Leaf. She recently settled a design patent infringement case against Deckers (UGG boots) in federal court in the Central District of California.
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