June 29, 2014

On June 25, 2014 the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) accepted The Trademark Company’s argument in support of registration of Kevin Ray Griner’s trademark application for CHATTER BOX (U.S. Ser. No. 85826348) approving the trademark for registration on the Principal Register for the USPTO.

By way of history, Mr. Griner applied for the trademark on January 18, 2013 for use in connection with live performances by a band.  On May 9, 2013 the USPTO refused registration of Mr. Griner’s application under Section 2(d) of the Trademark Act on the grounds that, if registered, it would create a likelihood of confusion with a prior registered trademark.

Following the refusal, Mr. Griner engaged The Trademark Company to represent him and present arguments in support of registration of the trademark application.  As stated above, on June 25, 2014 the USPTO accepted The Trademark Company’s argument in support of registration of of the CHATTER BOX application.  The trademark is now pending registration before the USPTO.

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