- Posts by Emily SteinAssociate
Emily represents and advises clients ranging from start-ups and small businesses to Fortune 500 companies on domestic and international trademark, copyright, and licensing issues in a wide variety of industries, including ...
If you file a U.S. application to register a service mark based on its use in commerce, take care to select an acceptable specimen of use to support that application.
Unacceptable Specimen of use of PVPW for water delivery services
Section 45 of the Trademark Act says that a service mark is used in commerce “when it is used or displayed in the sale or advertising of services.” This has been interpreted as requiring, at a minimum, that there be some direct association between the mark and the services so that purchasers would perceive the mark as identifying the services.