• Posts by Lyndsey Waddington

    Lyndsey’s practice focuses on U.S. trademark clearance, prosecution, enforcement and maintenance, licensing of intellectual property rights, and managing international trademark portfolios. Lyndsey also has extensive ...

In a recent Blog post, we suggested steps you might take in an appropriate case to surmount a blocking mark that consists of a verbal element identical or similar to your proposed mark, but for different goods or services that seem unrelated to  yours.

When an existing trademark or service mark registration covers a mark identical or similar to your proposed mark, but the goods or services identified in the registration seem very different from yours, the registration nevertheless may block your application. 

Here is an example of such a situation, followed by steps you might take to deal with it.

Black sleeveless shirt displaying FRANKIE ROSE on white letters inside the back neck and on the front with COSMETICS in red letters on the front below ROSE.

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