Job.com applies for the registration of the matching trademark at the USPTO

My Job Matcher Inc., operators of the ultra premium domain name Job.com, have applied for the registration of the matching trademark, JOB.COM, at the USPTO.

The mark consists of the letters J O B followed by a smaller circle containing the letters COM situated to give the impression of JOB.COM. The J is broken where the ascender and descender meet. The B is also broken, leaving a gap where the ascender and the bowl meet. The circle containing COM is located just above and to the right of the bowl of the B.

In other words, this is a highly stylized trademark and not a wordmark. Last year, Job.com applied for the registration of the wordmark in a separate application at the USPTO which is still pending.

Registered in 1994, Job.com has been in the possession of the trademark applicant since at least 2001, according to the filing. However, Job.com was acquired by MyJobMatcher.com on Oct 12, 2017 in a Cash & Stock deal, which indicates that IP assets were transferred as well.

Here are the product and service classes that the mark was applied for:

Recorded computer programs using artificial intelligence for job placement and employee recruitment; Recorded computer software using artificial intelligence for job placement and employee recruitment

Compiling indexes of information using blockchain technology; Employment agencies; Employment agency services; Employment agency services, namely, filling the temporary and permanent staffing needs of businesses; Employment hiring, recruiting, placement, staffing and career networking services; Employment outplacement services; Employment recruiting consultation; Employment verification; Providing employment counseling services via the internet; Co-employment services in the nature of providing human resource management for others; Personnel recruitment services and employment agencies; Providing employment counseling information on how to successfully transition jobs; Providing employment counseling information on how to successfully transition jobs for mature workers; Providing employment counseling information on how to successfully transition jobs for recruitment, careers, job placement, job resources and listings, resumes; Providing employment counseling services; Providing employment information; Providing an employer with candidates or potential employees to fill temporary, contract and permanent positions; Providing an on-line searchable database featuring employment opportunities; Providing an on-line searchable database featuring employment opportunities and content about employment; Providing an on-line searchable database featuring classified ad listings and employment opportunities; Providing on-line employment information in the field of recruitment, careers, job placement, job resources and listings, resumes; Providing on-line employment placement services, namely, matching resumes and potential employers via a global computer network; Providing on-line interactive employment counseling and recruitment services; Providing online databases featuring information relating to employers and employees and places of employment

Providing a website featuring non-downloadable software using artificial intelligence for employee placement; Providing a website featuring non-downloadable software for employee recruitment and job application; Providing a website featuring on-line non-downloadable software that enables users to search for jobs and upload resumes; Providing a website featuring resources, namely, non-downloadable software for employee recruitment and job application ; Providing an online non-downloadable Internet-based system application featuring technology enabling users to search for jobs and upload resumes; Providing on-line non-downloadable software using artificial intelligence for employee recruitment and placement; Providing temporary use of on-line non-downloadable software for accessing, reading, and tracking information in the field of employee recruitment on a blockchain; Providing temporary use of on-line non-downloadable software and applications using artificial intelligence for employee recruitment and job placement

Why was JOB.COM applied for as a trademark at the USPTO?

It’s an ongoing trend among owners of generic domain names, following the decision by SCOTUS on the Booking.com trademark application.

Since then, dozens of generic domain names have been applied to be registered as trademarks, inclusive of the TLD.

As of January 5th, 2021, BOOKING.COM is a registered trademark with the USPTO.

Will these applications become the new norm? Watch this video from NamesCon Online 2020.

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  1. BullS says:

    “I never did a day’s work in my life. It is all for fun…”

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