Rebranding Roadmap – A Checklist for Changing Brand Names and Company Names

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So you’re thinking about changing your company name, brand, or both.  We usually like to allow at least a few months to identify the new name and initiate protection.  To help you plan, here’s a high-level overview of significant steps in the process.  Happy rebranding!

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Join Us! We’re Seeking an Experienced Trademark Prosecution Associate

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Faegre Drinker is actively recruiting a trademark prosecution associate to join the Trademark, Copyright, Advertising and Media (T-CAM) Team for our thriving Intellectual Property practice. This position offers the opportunity to play a key role in growing our existing trademark, copyright, and advertising practice in our Chicago, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Washington D.C., San Francisco or Denver offices.

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Oops! Now What? Corrective Assignments and Fixing Inadvertent Chain of Title Errors

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We’ve all been there.  Maybe we find it in reviewing the chain of title for trademarks during due diligence.  Maybe it’s something that another company filed that has nothing to do with us.  Or maybe someone on your team made a typo (yup, no one is perfect!).  But, however it happened, it’s there, in the USPTO records:  an assignment inadvertently recorded against a registration that was not actually part of the assignment; a security interest recorded against the wrong application number; or a name change was erroneously recorded as a merger.  Regardless of why or what, the bottom line is the same:  there is an error in the chain of title for the application or registration.  Oops!  Now what?  How do we get that error fixed and removed from the USPTO trademark records?

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