So, I filed an application to register the name of my blog. I was refused registration, twice, under Section 2(e) on the basis that the name of the blog is merely descriptive. I heartily disagree, but there I am, with a final refusal.
So I’m taking a page from John Welch’s playbook
(although without any floating key chain to bribe you with – Fedora 14
anyone???) and asking for your help to show that the name of my blog has acquired distinctiveness. If you agree that it has, please send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) identifying yourself, stating your experience/employment, and setting forth your view on whether PROPERTY, INTANGIBLE functions as an indicator of source for the services “On-line journals, namely, blogs featuring information on intellectual property law.” I will be submitting the messages in my response/request for reconsideration. If you’re so inclined, you can also add the following statement:
“The undersigned, being hereby warned that willful false statements and the like so made are punishable by fine or imprisonment, or both, under 18 U.S.C. Section 1001, declares that all statements made of my own knowledge are true and that all statements made on information and belief are believed to be true.”
More info on declarations to show acquired distinctiveness here
Thanks for the help!
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