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Federal Statutes

Case Law

  • Assignments
  • Damages
  • Dilution
  • Distinctiveness (legal strength of marks)
  • Domain names
  • Functionality
  • Geographic Boundaries
  • Infringement
  • Licenses
  • Likelihood of Confusion
  • Meta Tags
  • Secondary Meaning
  • Strength of Trademarks
  • Use in trade

International Treaties

  • Paris Convention
  • Madrid Agreement
  • Madrid Protocol
  • TRIPs Agreement
  • NAFTA Agreement
  • EC Trade Mark Harmonization Directive
  • EC Trade Mark Harmonization Regulation
  • Pan-American Convention
  • Central American Convention
  • Andean Pact
  • MERCOSUR
  • ARIPO Banjul Protocol
  • Trademark Law Treaty
  • Nice Agreement

Online Trademark Search Services

  • Corsearch -- A close competitor of Thomson & Thomson's, and a little cheaper.
  • Namestake -- an excellent new source to begin a search, powered by Thomson & Thomson, which is the premeire trademark search firm used by most attorneys.
  • SCI3 -- A private company's online searchable database providing information directly from the USPTO.
  • USPTO -- A searchable database provided directly by the United States Patent & Trademark Office (not as current or extensive as others, but free).

International Classes

Alphabetical order

  • Goods Only | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |

By classification number

  • Goods only -- | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 |16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 |
  • Services only -- by classification number | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 |

State Information

PLEASE NOTE: With the exception of the state links below, the information contained on this site is intended to be a resource on federal trademark law. For information about state trademark protection, see an attorney licensed to practice law in your state. See also, state versus federal protection.


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Online Trademark Articles

Domain names

Off-line Trademark Publications

International trademark issues
  • D'Amato, Anthony, and Long, Doris Estelle eds., International Intellectual Property Anthology, Anderson Publishing Co., 1996.

Self-Help Trademark Books

  • McGrath, Kate & Elias, Stephen, Trademark Legal Care for Your Business & Product Name, Nolo Press, 1998.
  • Warda, Mark, How to Register Your Own Trademark, Sphinx Publishing, 1994.
  • Weinstein, David, How to Protect Your Business, Professional, & Brand Names, John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 1990.

Trademark Practice Books

  • Gundersen, Glenn, Trademark Searching: A Practical and Strategic Guide to the Clearance of New Marks in the United States, International Trademark Association, 1994.
  • Hawes, James, Trademark Registration Practice, WestGroup, 1998
  • Kolbert, June Gardner & Latham, David Allen, eds., Practitioner's Guide to the Recordation of Trademarks with Customs in the U.S. and the E.E.C., International Trademark Association, 1993.
  • Welter, Phyllis J., Trademark Surveys, WestGroup, 1998.

Intersting Trademark Articles

  • Davidson, Steve and Engisch, Nicole, 'Trademark Misuse' in Domain Name Disputes, The Computer Lawyer1996, v.13, n8 August.
  • Mitchell, Rosanne, Resolving Domain Name-Trademark Disputes: A New System of Alternative Dispute Resolution is Needed in Cyberspace, Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution 1998, v.14, 1, Fall.

Other Trademark Links

Organizations

Educational Institution Sites

Tradeamark Related Sites by Other Attorneys

Magazines with Trademark Information

Other Sites Worth Mentioning

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