Kelly Slater’s Four Year Patent Process …
While we are waiting for the horn and green flag, let’s talk about preparing to compete.
I don’t know what was going through Kelly Slater’s mind as he was waiting for his application to get examined, but many inventors get extremely anxious to see what the first response from the USPTO will be. Inventors often are not aware that filing a patent application and getting an issued patent are two entire different things, and that each inventor stands a significant chance of getting rejected by the USPTO.read more
Continuing in our discussion of Tim Tebow’s Trademark application
When you file a trademark application that may suggest a connection with a famous person, the trademark examiner can demand to know whether or not the application is connected with the famous person or not. So, the examiners who examined applications (filed by persons not apparently associated with Tim Tebow) for “Tebowmania”, “Tebow Nation”, “There is no I in Tebow”, “Winning is INeviTEBOW”, a stylized “Tebow” in a stylized fish, and others too numerous to name, the examiners had a fairly consistent response, and I quote from one.read more
Has Honey Boo Boo Fallen In the Trademark Doo Doo?
Our last blog on trademark law dealt with Tim Tebow’s attempt to trademark “Tebowing”, and how his application was initially rejected because he did not submit a declaration that he authorized the use of his name. Now, as you recall from that post, Mr. Tebow quickly rectified the problem and is now well on his way to getting himself his trademark. Now, if he could just get a starting job in the NFL I bet his life would be complete, and the way the Jets are going, my guess is we are going to see TebowTime #2, eastern version, pretty soon.read more