June 4, 2014

The Trademark Company is pleased to announce that has secured the rights to the trademark SLEEP STEWARDSHIP for its client Dr. Clifton Hunt 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 Dr. Hunt on or about October 16, 2012 seeking to register the trademark SLEEP STEWARDSHIP for use in connection with healthcare services in the field of the treatment of apnea..

Registration of the trademark was initially refused on the grounds that the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office believed that, if registered, Dr. Hunt’s trademark would create a likelihood of confusion with a prior 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Following the submission of its brief in support of registration to the TTAB the refusal was withdrawn by the examining attorney and the application is now in the final stages of the registration process.

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