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Filing for a #domain #trademark in 2018? It will cost you more at the #USPTO

If you plan on filing a trademark for your domain, brand or business services at the USPTO, it will now cost you more. After several years of keeping the fees unchanged, the United States Patent and Trademark Office announced its new fee plan yesterday. All previous fees are now null and void. Fees increased considerably […]

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B.MW : Single letter domain lost in UDRP

If you’re a fan of domain hacks – the manipulations of a keyword with the TLD to form another keyword – then it’s time to cry. The domain name B.MW, was challenged in a UDRP. Naturally, the Complainant was BMW, and they succeeded in this case, as B.MW was ordered to be transferred. The fact […]

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Domain Name Sales: One slight error with Frank’s trademark phrase

Attorney John Berryhill did an excellent job representing Frank Schilling, with regards to the application for a trademark at the USPTO. In early 2011, Frankie applied for a federal trademark for his company, Proforma Inc., which was granted in August 2011. The mark in question is “Why build a brand when you can buy one?” […]

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Frank Schilling loses battle over Trademark domain

Why, oh why, oh why? We’ve been witnessing this quite often lately: Seasoned domainers aspiring to get domains that are obvious trademarks. What is an obvious trademark? Something that looks like a word made up from putting two words together. It takes less than a minute to look up such terms at the USPTO.gov – […]

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