Practice Notes

Document Management DMS and TM Cloud

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Messy pile of documents

1.     A single repository for all selected documents and emails A complete record for a trademark or a patent or other IP matter is not just the meta data, the application and registration numbers, applicant, status etc, but includes all the supporting materials such as registration certificates, filing receipts, office actions, emails and all kinds […]

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. […]

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Covid-19. Managing your Trademark practice remotely

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  With most companies requiring employees to work from home for the foreseeable future a TM Cloud subscription is more beneficial than ever. The solution is 100% online which enables all team members to collaborate and manage the entire intellectual property lifecycle from anywhere. From managing patents, to trademarks to litigation – TM Cloud can […]

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How to docket a new US trademark application

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For use with most trademark docketing poststng

Trademark Docketing Software procedures How to docket a new US trademark application Option 1: When you get instructions to file, make a skeleton record in TM Cloud, entering the Trademark name, the Applicant, status and jurisdiction (US). A follow-up date will be generated automatically. File using TEAS, and get the application number and date immediately. […]

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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, […]