Approved Stamp - Small @100 x 100August 26, 2014

Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) accepted The Trademark Company’s argument in support of registration of Joseph DeBella’s trademark application for NATIONAL HERO HALL OF FAME (U.S. Ser. No. 86081059) approving the trademark for registration on the Principal Register for the USPTO.

By way of history, Mr. DeBella applied to register the trademark on October 2, 2013 for use in connection with the creation of a memorial and related services honoring our country’s armed services and first responders.  On January 18, 2014 the USPTO refused registration of Mr. DeBella’s application under Section 2(e)(1) of the Trademark Act on the grounds that the trademark was merely descriptive of the goods and services with which it is intended to be used.

Following the refusal, Mr. DeBella authorized The Trademark Company to present arguments in support of registration of the trademark application.  As stated above, the USPTO accepted The Trademark Company’s argument in support of registration of the NATIONAL HERO HALL OF FAME application.  The trademark is now pending registration before the USPTO.

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