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Trademark Infringement from the supplemental register with the USTPO

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We hold several trademarks listed on the USTPO principal and supplemental register.  In theory, the supplemental register is not considered an "enforceable" trademark because it can be defined as descriptive, at least initially (some may be updated to the principal register if after a period of time, it meets those requirements).  My question is, does Google use this distinction when determining validation?  I have done quite a bit of research and I am not finding anything regarding this specific issue.

 

 

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Trademark Infringement from the supplemental register with the USTPO

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As @Lakatos mentioned Google does not disclose which registrant it uses to enforce trademark laws.

 

You should seek some advice on this topic  by a patent lawyer. Generally,  Any trademark  that is registered and is lawfully enforced under US laws, is enforced by Google.  Any   trade name which is not protected and enforced by US trademark laws  - is not enforced by Google.

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Trademark Infringement from the supplemental register with the USTPO

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Hi @Stephanie S,

 

Please be advised that the term USTPO does not match any AdWords documents. 

 

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Lakatos

Trademark Infringement from the supplemental register with the USTPO

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You are correct.  Sorry...  it should be "USPTO" (United States Patent and Trademark Office).  Thank you!

 

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As @Lakatos mentioned Google does not disclose which registrant it uses to enforce trademark laws.

 

You should seek some advice on this topic  by a patent lawyer. Generally,  Any trademark  that is registered and is lawfully enforced under US laws, is enforced by Google.  Any   trade name which is not protected and enforced by US trademark laws  - is not enforced by Google.

Moshe, AdWords Top Contributor , Twitter | Linkedin | Community Profile | Ad-Globe
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