Trademarks

Branding Lessons from RIZLA

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RIZLA logo

Check out this interesting article “Branding lessons from Rizla ” from The Economist about how Rizla became a household name. Read about its beginnings as a Pierre Lacroix product around 1532. Then 200 years later it was further developed by François Lacroix, founder of the Lacroix Rolling Paper company in, 1736. Then it was promoted by Napoleon […]

Trademarks

Preliminary Trademark search

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TM Cloud Pre Search

TM Cloud Pre Search A preliminary trademark search or knock out search is frequently used in an effort to avoid ordering expensive clearance searches when there are obvious impediments such as pre-existing registrations. A quick search of the trademark office databases in relevant jurisdictions may be enough to rule out a proposed mark. The TMCloud […]

Trademarks

How to find the status of Madrid Protocol designations

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Status of Madrid Protocol designations

The Madrid Monitor provides a wealth of information about WIPO International registrations and their national designations, but there is one critical omission. All other online national trademark databases have a dedicated field for the status (pending, registered, or dead) of each trademark but the status of Madrid Protocol designations is missing from the Madrid Monitor. […]

Practice Notes

Trademark Data Validation in TM Cloud

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Keep trademark records accurate

How good is the data in your docketing system?  Is it complete, accurate and up-to-date? And how do you know? When did you last audit it? Your trademark docketing reports and client reports depend on accurate records. At TM Cloud, we provide a comprehensive database system specifically designed for trademarks, patents and other IP cases, […]

Trademarks

The Self-driving Docket

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Let the robot do the docketing

The TMCloud trademark docketing software automatically updates your US trademark applications daily. For many years USPTO Trademark Examiners have been using a tracking system as they handle applications and maintenance. It’s based on a series of codes and descriptions for each step in the life cycle of an application, from “630: Initialized, not assigned to […]