As many have come to expect, here is our annual compilation of firms that filed the most oppositions in 2011*. Click on the [+] to expand details for each firm to show all plaintiffs and case links. Aside from the top 3 firms, the differences between most firms are quite close. There are actually 41 firms that filed at least 20 oppositions last year. Also noteworthy is that the top 5 firms represent more than 10% of all oppositions filed. TowergateTM is our new online search engine with powerful, intuitive and exclusive features found in no other TM search platform. Your search results can now be flagged for marks that have been refused or cited under 2(d), and marks that have been opposed or that have opposed others. You can easily search by virtually any field imaginable, reorder your searches, highlight key terms within the goods & services, cross your queries, get granular control of search terms by adjusting the level of phonetics or by limiting the adjacency of terms, generate customized reports, etc,. It’s how you would construct your own search engine if you could…because we’ve incorporated years of user feedback to reflect how you want it to function! Ask […]
Here’s a snapshot of pending (extension of protection of) international registrations filed under section 66(a) that have recently received a first office action (refused). The list is filtered to show only the applications of foreign owners without domestic representation. Download Report The report lists the following details; the foreign correspondent, owner and trademark registration. There may be correspondents or owners on the list that you have an existing relationship with or have previously done work for, or perhaps would like to. Why not be proactive and use this information to effectively development more business for your practice? The partial report viewable here is updated frequently, so check back here again to see more. The full report is available each week by subscription only. Contact us for details. Note that we can also compile similar reports for business development purposes reviewing domestic petitions for Cancellations and/or Oppositions. Let us know if you would be interested to receive these as well. And if you’re not already aware of these popular business development tools, check them out… 2(d) Citation Watch – a unique view each week on all marks that have been refused under 2(d), organized by correspondent or by owner. See if […]
We pleased to announce that the US Department of Homeland Security has recently awarded Towergate Software the contract to monitor its entire portfolio of trademarks. Our unique methodologies and proprietary software will provide optimal watch coverage on a worldwide basis for the variety of Homeland Security marks, including many design marks, spanning the various government departments and agencies under their wing. We’re very proud that Homeland Security has recognized the dedication we bestow upon the work required, and the overall value proposition our services offer to such an important portfolio.