April 13, 2010
Posted by Mark Reichel / 10:49 AM /
The USPTO recently announced that it has initiated the Trademark Information Network (TMIN) to provide information to first-time trademark applicants. The TMIN (USPTO Web site link HERE), currently offers the first of a series of videos relating to trademarks (called "Newsflash: Before You File"), as well as a timeline of trademark processing activities, a transcript of the video, and a list of topics from the video itself. Future "Newsflash" videos will be available on other trademark preparation and prosecution topics, including "Searching," "Applicant Information," "Drawing Issues," "Goods and Services Issues," "Basis Information," "Specimen Issues," "After You File," and "Post-Registration Issues." The TMIN Web site also provides a series of useful trademark links, including "Trademark Basics," "Search Marks," and View Documents," to name a few. The first video is available HERE (in .wmv format), with a transcript available HERE (in .doc format).