April 15, 2014
The Trademark Company is pleased to announce that has secured the rights to the trademark WISH CLOUDS for its client WishCloud, LLC following a refusal to register the trademark by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
By way of history, The Trademark Company filed the application for WishCloud, LLC on or about August 6, 2012 seeking to register the trademark WISHCLOUDS for use in connection with “Cloud computing featuring software for use in collecting and managing personalized web content.”
Registration of the trademark was initially refused on the grounds that the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office believed that, if registered, the trademark would create a likelihood of confusion with an existing, registered trademark.
Although The Trademark Company presented arguments in support of registration, the examining attorney maintained the refusal. As a result, The Trademark Company appealed the refusal to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”).
Following the submission of its brief in support of registration to the TTAB the refusal was withdrawn and the application is now in the final stages of the registration process.
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