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LowRates.com #domain name receives Supplemental Register entry at the #USPTO

LowRates.com has received an entry at the Supplemental Register for its trademark application, LOWRATES.COM.

The trademark was registered yesterday, October 20th, following an application in July. It is the first such registration since an onslaught of applications began at the end of June.

What is the Supplemental Register?

The Supplemental Register provides trademark owners with federal protection and benefits until they can prove that their mark has acquired distinctiveness and can register on the Principal Register. One advantage is the right to file for trademark infringement in federal court. In addition, by registering on the Supplemental Register, a trademark owner can also use ® with a mark. Source.

Owners of generic domain names, mostly single word .com, have been applying for the matching trademark that includes the TLD, since the SCOTUS decision on Booking.com.

Are generic domains unchallenged, when their trademark is registered? That’s debatable.

Watch this video from NamesCon Online 2020.

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2 Responses to “LowRates.com #domain name receives Supplemental Register entry at the #USPTO”
  1. John Berryhill says:

    This article is misleading.

    The mark was not registered on the Principal Register.

    The application was amended to the Supplemental Register.

    It does not have the legal effect and presumed validity of marks on the Principal Register.

  2. DomainGang says:

    John – Thanks for your expert feedback. The article has been edited to include references to the Supplemental Register with regards to this trademark.

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