USPTO Disables First Office Action Estimator

By Gregory Lars Gunnerson

The USPTO has disabled the widely beloved First Office Action Estimator. The First Office Action Estimator was available to the public. It allowed many of our clients to check the status of their application without needing to communicate with us. The USPTO’s stated reasons for the disabling of the Estimator follow. “In fiscal year 2021, […]

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Taco Tuesday Trademark Battle is Over

By Julie L. Spieker

The Gregory Hotel, Inc. in New Jersey –  the last holdout in the Taco Tuesday trademark dispute – has voluntarily surrendered its trademark registration. Last May, Taco Bell filed a petition with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to cancel a trademark for Taco Tuesday that rival chain Taco John’s, and the Gregory Hotel, […]

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The Supreme Court Will Finally Hear the “Trump Too Small” Trademark Case

By Ashley E. Holland

In June, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the trademark dispute over “Trump Too Small”. The Supreme Court will finally start hearing this case starting November 1, 2023. This case arose out of Steve Elster’s efforts to register the phrase “Trump Too Small” for printing on shirts. In attempting to register this trademark, the Examining […]

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