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tools: A Day in the Life of a Trademark Paralegal
     resources: TMParalegal--MOREHelp

NEW!: Effective January 14, 2017:
USPTO summary of key TTAB rule changes is available here and detailed chart of changes
USPTO trademark fee changes

NEW!: Effective January 17, 2017
Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property - issued by DOJ and FTC

NEW!: USPTO draft Exam. Guide 17 issued January 19, 2017  re: "incapable informational mark":
"This examination guide clarifies...certain types of informational matter that does not indicate source and thus fails to function as a mark....and provides examples illustrating the concepts covered."
[See at link, and in doc, here.]

Electronic Business Center [filing status [TSDR Home Page ], TTAB proceedings [USPTO TTABVUE ]
      and to submit electronic filings [
Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS)]
Trademark Examination Guides;
   see especially TMEP §904.03(i), re: webpage specimens as displays associated with the goods 
Search for Opposed Party for Opposed Brand
Data Visualization Center: Your window to the USPTO
USPTO Assignments on the Web:  trademarks or patents
rethink(ip) - Rethink(ip) makes United States Patent and Trademark Office News and Notices available by RSS
Caution to ITU filers in the USPTO: Requirement to Demonstrate “Ability” to Use the Mark
Honda Motor Co. v. Friedrich Winkelmann, 90 USPQ2d 1660 (TTAB 2009) - discussion here 
USPTO Final Rule: Examiners May Require Further Evidence to Support Claim of Use | Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier and Neustadt, L.L.P.
Madrid Protocol - Guides for United States filers
           - @ErikJHeels » Madrid Protocol: Affordable International Trademarks For Startups
USPTO TTAB - GOT STRAPS (Ser. No. 85047191): punctuation matters! [TTAB precedent;TMEP Section 807.14(c)]
Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Manual of Procedure (TBMP) (June 2017)
secondary source re: TTAB proceedings:

         TTAB overturned re: fraud on the USPTO, 8/31/09:
In re: Bose Corporation, 580 F.3d 1240 (Fed. Cir. 2009)
BUT SEE precedential decision in
M.C.I. Foods, Inc. v. Brady Bunte, Cancellation No. 92046056 (T.T.A.B. Sept. 13, 2010)
The TTABlog®: Precedential No. 21: TTAB Sustains Dilution Claim For the First Time in Seven Years [2010]

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) - US Customs and Border Protection -
Petitions and Complaints Filed with USITC

International Trademark Association - Topic Portal including Trademark Basics
General information about trademarks and clearance searching

WARNING: Requests for Payment of Fees and Trademark Offices Warn Applicants

Trademarkia - Trademark Free Online Search - Socialmedia Online Search
How To Register A Trademark: Part 1: Choosing A Good Name | @ErikJHeels
How To Register A Trademark: Part 2: Trademark Search | @ErikJHeels
How To Register A Trademark: Part 3: Trademark Filing | @ErikJHeels

TinEye - a reverse image search engine

Directory of Intellectual Property Offices (WIPO - national office links)
EUIPO - Links to European Union IP services
EUIPO/Community Trademark searches: TMview and EUIPO - eSearch
  - with the CTM now covering 28 countries: European Union countries 
WIPO: international Registrations -
Madrid Monitor (formerly ROMARIN)
Madrid Portfolio Manager (MPM)
WIPO Global Brand Database
       Intellectual Property Digital Library [WIPO]
NEW!: Effective January 1, 2018: updated!: Nice Agrmt.--11th Ed. (January 2018 version!), with USPTO notes
        Statutory Instrument 2000 No. 136 - pre-1938 UK classifications of goods,
           still used in the Bahamas
and the Fiji Islands
       Australian Trade Mark On-line Search System:
Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand
CIPO - Canadian Trade-marks Database
United Kingdom - Trade marks and special search page: find trade marks
         Germany IP Office: trademarks
Japan:  search of its trademark database
       links to trademark offices of numerous countries: trademark-on-line-access.html
International Oppositions Guide (requires INTA membership to use)

Trademark filing and fee information:
Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property | Offices
Trademark Maintenance and Renewals
State Trademark Information - Small Business (states within the United States of America)

Google Translate
Free Online Translators
Chinese Language Translation: the Difference Between Simplified and Traditional Chinese
OneLook® Dictionary Search
Translation Wizard - help with entering non-English text
Free Online Translation Tools

Atlas - Xpeditions @ [scroll down to "MapMaker", for printing and copying maps]
MapMachine--online dynamic atlas, street maps (National Geographic) - The Universal Currency Converter ® - World Currency Symbols

INTA - Madrid Protocol the Electronic Embassy - the Washington D.C. foreign embassy community
Visually mapping countries in which your trademarks are protected:
Visited Countries
WIPO--2-letter country codes, etc. for Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) states

WIPO list--Paris Convention countries

WIPO "Contracting Parties" countries
--Madrid Protocol, Agreement, etc.:WIPO-Administered Treaties - world-wide WIPO resource
ASIL Electronic Resource Guide International IP Law
Intellectual Property Newsroom (LexisNexus)
Intellectual Property Links

Interesting trademarks:
   US color registration No.
2982509: "Our reputation is stainless" 
20 Corporate Brand Logo Evolution | Showcases | instantShift
Vintage Ad Browser

FindOwnerSearch - Name Brands and Brand Owners

The Internet Archive: Building an 'Internet Library' - "seeing" how the Web used to look

IP-related "Links for Lawyers" (U.S. and international) at private law firm Web site:

WHOIS information:
DomainTools Whois
GoDaddy Whois

UDRP: Uniform Dispute Resolution Process for Domain Names
ICANN | Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy - policies and proceedings
ICANN | List of Proceedings Under Uniform Dispute-Resolution Policy
List of Approved Dispute Resolution Service Providers | ICANN
WIPO Domain Name Decisions
National Arbitration Forum - Domain Name Dispute Proceedings and Decisions - The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy Legal Information Site Uniform Domain Dispute Resolution Process (UDRP)
U.S. Copyright Office - Online Service Providers
Whois Data Problem Report
InterNIC - Registrar List and UDRP sources: ccTLDs ; also Norid: Domain name registries around the world

Enforcement approaches: Jack Daniel's Sends the Most Polite Cease-and-Desist Letter Ever
and April 2011 report to US Congress:
"Trademark Litigation Tactics and Federal Government Services to Protect Trademarks and Prevent Counterfeiting"

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