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Author Topic: Bitcoin U.S. Trademark Application DROPPED – He’s Trying It Abroad  (Read 5344 times)
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July 10, 2011, 06:51:15 AM
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Check out the 'status' on this page:

http://tarr.uspto.gov/tarr?regser=serial&entry=85353491&action=Request+Status

Doesn't say anything about it being cancelled.

Can anyone link to some actual evidence that it's been dropped?


Catching up on posts - as of 10 July it says "abandoned".
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July 10, 2011, 10:21:14 AM
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Hahaha I just googled the name of this incompetent lawyer and the scammer site was at the top of the list already.



oops  Roll Eyes

May this be a lesson for the next moron who tries to mess with Bitcoin

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July 10, 2011, 11:36:46 AM
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"Hmm this guy seems nice, i should google him to be sure... 'wtf.. scammer? o.O'... better get a different lawyer just to be safe..."


i think someone killed their career :/ though he may will sue the site owner. though as far as damage to his name, i think that is all on him and he would have a hard time proving otherwise in court. i wonder if he made it into wikipedia yet as 'the idiot that tried to trademark the bitcoin name". hope he doesn't have any kids :/
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July 10, 2011, 11:37:32 AM
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"Hmm this guy seems nice, i should google him to be sure... 'wtf.. scammer? o.O'... better get a different lawyer just to be safe..."


i think someone killed their career :/ though he may will sue the site owner. though as far as damage to his name, i think that is all on him and he would have a hard time proving otherwise in court. i wonder if he made it into wikipedia yet as 'the idiot that tried to trademark the bitcoin name". hope he doesn't have any kids :/
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July 10, 2011, 11:48:43 AM
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He most certainly looks the part he is playing.

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July 10, 2011, 11:49:16 AM
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If he tries this shit here in China I'll sick the nice friendly peeps behind the Great Firewall on his 2bit punk ass.  Grin

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July 10, 2011, 12:52:58 PM
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"Hmm this guy seems nice, i should google him to be sure... 'wtf.. scammer? o.O'... better get a different lawyer just to be safe..."


i think someone killed their career :/ though he may will sue the site owner. though as far as damage to his name, i think that is all on him and he would have a hard time proving otherwise in court. i wonder if he made it into wikipedia yet as 'the idiot that tried to trademark the bitcoin name". hope he doesn't have any kids :/

I'm the owner of that website, I'm not hiding. Let him sue me if he really thinks he will make anything out of it. I'm not afraid of a douchebag lawyer Wink

Next, i'm going after the douchebag that trademarked Bitcoin for Financial/Banking Services in Portugal.
The trademark was already granted.

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July 10, 2011, 03:02:10 PM
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Update:

http://www.betabeat.com/2011/07/08/no-one-forced-me-to-drop-bitcoin-trademark-application-lawyer-says/

(He thinks the reason we're upset is because we didn't think of it first).

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July 10, 2011, 03:19:11 PM
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Seems to be (at least) the 2nd time he fails at his tm sniping strategy: http://tdr.uspto.gov/search.action?sn=78687125#

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The trademark application identified below was abandoned because a response to the Office Action mailed on Mar 1, 2006 was not received within the 6-month response period.

SERIAL NUMBER:   78687125
MARK:   LEGACY BIOGENETICS GROUP
OWNER:   Pascazi, Michael, S.


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July 10, 2011, 03:29:50 PM
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Next, i'm going after the douchebag that trademarked Bitcoin for Financial/Banking Services in Portugal.
The trademark was already granted.

Can you give us more info/links on the Portuguese application?

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July 10, 2011, 07:21:51 PM
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Next, i'm going after the douchebag that trademarked Bitcoin for Financial/Banking Services in Portugal.
The trademark was already granted.

Can you give us more info/links on the Portuguese application?


Here http://servicosonline.inpi.pt/pesquisas/GetSintesePDF?nord=3426931

I already posted the link in the other thread about this subject but it seems nobody cared about it.

It's a consultancy company with only 1 employee(the owner). A trademark squatter also, probably.
It says it a technology consultancy company, but seeing as the company doesn't even own a lousy website i find it hard to believe they are that technological  Cheesy

The trademark was already granted.

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July 10, 2011, 07:25:14 PM
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wow. looks like some kid i used to beat up for lunch money.
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July 10, 2011, 07:29:30 PM
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In Europe Tibanne Co. Ltd. (mtgox) tries to register the trademark 4 days ago. And there was noone before who tried it. :-)
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July 10, 2011, 07:32:49 PM
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In Europe Tibanne Co. Ltd. (mtgox) tries to register the trademark 4 days ago. And there was noone before who tried it. :-)

Portugal it's part of the European Union, so that's obviously not true Wink

You need to remember that Europe is a continent with a lot of countries, and even the EU has 25 contries in it, each country with it's own laws and bureaucracies, trademark and patent registrations, etc.
A trademark registered in Portugal can't be enforced in Spain, and that's the nearest country, so, maybe the lawyers MtGox contacted aren't that good Cheesy

One more bit of info: In Portugal a trademark must be used to commercialize a product/service at least 1x every 10 years or else it will be rendered invalid and open to registration again. I know that because i'm on the middle of the registration process of a couple trademarks for a startup company i'm working with.

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July 10, 2011, 07:45:22 PM
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He most certainly looks the part he is playing.

Glad I am not him.

Does anyone else see a resemblance between Smalleyster's avatar and this picture?  Grin

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July 10, 2011, 08:19:44 PM
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The rule of law will decide this.  If he is first-to-file in certain countries and that is the law, then bitcoin trademark is his rightful property.  I applaud him for utilizing the system as it is designed.

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July 10, 2011, 08:21:06 PM
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The rule of law will decide this.  If he is first-to-file in certain countries and that is the law, then bitcoin trademark is his rightful property.  I applaud him for utilizing the system as it is designed.

So, should i trademark the word "dollar" as long as i follow the rules?

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July 10, 2011, 08:59:03 PM
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The rule of law will decide this.  If he is first-to-file in certain countries and that is the law, then bitcoin trademark is his rightful property.  I applaud him for utilizing the system as it is designed.

Trademarks are not property. They are more like a proper noun to help you distinguish competitors in the marketplace.

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July 10, 2011, 11:30:47 PM
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The rule of law will decide this.  If he is first-to-file in certain countries and that is the law, then bitcoin trademark is his rightful property.  I applaud him for utilizing the system as it is designed.

Trademarks are not property. They are more like a proper noun to help you distinguish competitors in the marketplace.

Did You Say “Intellectual Property”? It's a Seductive Mirage (by Richard M. Stallman)

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Copyright law was designed to promote authorship and art, and covers the details of expression of a work. Patent law was intended to promote the publication of useful ideas, at the price of giving the one who publishes an idea a temporary monopoly over it—a price that may be worth paying in some fields and not in others.

Trademark law, by contrast, was not intended to promote any particular way of acting, but simply to enable buyers to know what they are buying. Legislators under the influence of the term “intellectual property”, however, have turned it into a scheme that provides incentives for advertising.

So, BTC Economist, by the bolded definition, do you still think that someone else, besides Bitcoin.org, has the right to trademark Bitcoin?
Should any other business try to deceive end users that they are the real thing when they are not, just because they have rightfully(or not) trademarked the word?

Thanks for the link, phillipsjk.

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