Yesterday the the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) accepted The Trademark Company’s argument in support of registration of Jeffey Kellmer Jewelers, LLC’s trademark application for KELLMER JEWELERS (U.S. Ser. No. 86089149) approving the trademark for publication and registration on the Principal Register for the USPTO.
By way of history, Jeffey Kellmer Jewelers applied to register the trademark on October 11, 2013 for use in connection with online retail store services. On January 29, 2014 the USPTO refused registration of the application under Section 2(e)(4) of the Trademark Act arguing that the trademark is primarily merely a surname and thus not entitled to registration.
Following the refusal, Jeffey Kellmer Jewelers hired 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 and the trademark is now pending registration before the USPTO.
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