14 Jun '11, 2pm

U.S. Shuns .Music Trademark Ahead of New TLD Launch

U.S. Shuns .Music Trademark Ahead of New TLD Launch Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 Trademark office questions use in commerce of .music logo. Constantine Roussos has made it clear that he plans to use international trademarks to help him win the .music top level domain name during the application process. But the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office isn’t playing a long. On December 31 Roussos filed a trademark application for a .music logo. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office wrote back saying there were two problems: 1. The mark hasn’t been used in commerce “in connection with the identified services as of the filing date of the application.” In other words, Roussos has used the logo but not for the goods and services identified since no one can actually register .music domain names right now. 2. The application must disclaim the descriptive wording “.MUSIC”. Filing a design trad...

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