How often is a Google mark cited by the examiner?
Turns out… pretty frequently. About a citation each and every week!
Here’s a peek at all of Google’s marks (at least the ones identified within USPTO records as from the company) that USPTO examiners have cited over the past 5 years (267 times, actually). Following the format in our popular 2(d) Citation Watch, we display the refused marks (green) to right of the cited marks (red).
If one looks at instances when a mark incorporating the actual term “Google” was refused, you’ll find 71 different refusals. What might be the rationale for these futile attempts? Does anyone truthfully believe they can successfully register a trademark making use of this term?
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