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Geekview IP Weeks(ish) in Review: Cheeky Coverage of Recent IP News

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Zynga out to topple Pyramidville. Zyngaville rules the world!  Of gaming.  Or so claims Zynga, clearly believing it to be true.  Game maker Kobojo however, calls bullsh*t.  I wrote about Zynga’s -VILLE trademark registration applications (found here and here) when Zynga swooped in to stop Night Owl from using Dungeonville in November, 2011, causing Night Owl to sue Zynga for…

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Geekview IP Weeks(ish) in Review

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Is Neil Young off his rocker? On April 13, 2012 the USPTO completed its review of 6 new intent to use trademark registration applications filed by Neil Young on June 6, 2011, all for identical goods and services: [framed_box] “audio and video recordings featuring music and artistic performances; high resolution music downloadable from the internet; high resolutions discs featuring music and video…

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Timsane Linsanity at the USPTO! Money Wasted on Futile Trademark Registration Applications

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Ever wonder what percentage of USPTO applications for federal trademark registration die in process?  I do.  Often, actually.  But that could just be me.  My guess is that at least a quarter, maybe as many as half, of the trademark applications filed each year fail to mature into registrations.  I also wonder how many of those die due to the…

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Sorry I was Gone So Long (& a Look at Sorry Trademarks)

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  I’ve been a bad blogger.  I am sorry.  To make up for my bad behavior, I thought it appropriate to reengage with an examination of sorry marks.  Although I think Marcus Singletary’s recent trademark registration application for JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON for hooded sweatshirts is sorry, that’s not what I meant.  I meant trademarks that include the word SORRY. Would…

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Geekview IP Weeks(ish) in Review

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USPTO’s favorite child continues to get star treatment. I first wrote about Blue Ivy Carter in Geekview on January 29, 2012.  That was a mere three days after Beyonce’s licensing company, BGK Trademark Holdings, LLC (BGK) filed a trademark registration application with the USPTO to register BLUE IVY CARTER for goods in 15(!) International Classes, though too soon for the…

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