May 18, 2014

The Trademark Company is pleased to announce that has secured the rights to the trademark MAHJONG WIVES for its client Mahjong Wives, 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 Mahjong Wives, LLC on or about April 18, 2012 seeking to register the trademark MAHJONG WIVES for use in connection with the future production of a television series.

Registration of the trademark was initially refused on the grounds that the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office believed the trademark was merely descriptive of the applicant’s television show.

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Following the submission of its brief in support of registration to the TTAB the refusal was withdrawn by the examining attorney and the application is now in the final stages of the registration process.

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