Seeing this display at the grocery store brought a smile. Note the small castle in the upper right corners (On top of the first O of Boo in the second picture). It’s also a registered trademark! Trademarks in TESS Serial Number Reg. Number Word Mark Check Status Live/Dead 1 85120589 4077828 (Boo Berry image) … Continue reading “Trademark fun – Boo Berry and Friends”
Here’s an example of some fun I had using my own site. I’m watching Mysteries at the Museum on the Travel Channel as they talked about Clark Stanley’s snake oil and showed this picture.
Here’s a case where I used my own OCR Trademark database. This picture hangs on the wall of the best place to get an Italian beef in the Chicagoland area. Honestly, I’m not trying to pick a fight, I’m just stating a fact. Anyway, if you are like me you’ll notice the word trademark in … Continue reading “Trademark fun – Polly Stamps”
Question: When is a design patent not a design patent? Answer: When it is a trademark’s registration certificate of course! Just when I thought I’d seen it all I came across this on uspto.gov: Design patent D17061’s drawing page is for a dish design but the specification page is actually the registration certificate for trademark … Continue reading “An Interesting Design Patent!”
Patent Librarian and all-around good guy Jim Miller lamented the lack of OCR text in an Espacenet patent that was in Spanish. I’ve OCRed to produce text files that became a searchable online database but I hadn’t tried producing searchable pdfs. I offered to try to help anyway. In googling around, I found the June 4th comment at the … Continue reading “Creating a Searchable PDF File with OCRed Text”