Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
Furthermore, why is a trademark Cancelled?
Trademark cancellation is the legal process of removing a registered trademark from the books. This allows the trademark to be registered by another party. Trademark cancellation is a legal argument under the Lanham Act. Its purpose is to allow a party to petition for removal of a trademark from the federal register.
What is a trademark opposition proceeding?
A trademark opposition proceeding is an administrative proceeding, similar to a civil federal lawsuit, before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) in which one party seeks to prevent another from registering a trademark. During this period, a third-party can file a Notice of Opposition with the TTAB.
How do you respond to a trademark opposition?
You basically have three options:
- Do Nothing. Let your trademark protection lapse and likely lose any legal protection for your brand.
- Fight Back On Your Own. To do this effectively, you will need to learn how to navigate the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure properly.
- Hire An Attorney.
How do I look up trademarks?
You may conduct a free online search of the USPTO database at the Public Search Facility (Madison East, 1st Floor; 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia) between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. USPTO personnel may not conduct trademark searches for the public. Private trademark search firms will conduct searches for a fee.