Biloxi, MS asked in Trademark and Intellectual Property for Mississippi

Q: I need to make this trademark active

I need to make this trademark active Glitzissippi

2 Lawyer Answers
Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Beverly Hills, CA

A: There are two abandoned applications for the word mark GLITZISSIPPI. The one for ballet shoes was abandoned in 2015 for failure to respond to an office action. The other for entertainment services was abandoned in 2014 after a notice of allowance because no statement of use was submitted. Neither can be revived, but a new application could be filed.

James L. Arrasmith
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›

A: Here are the steps you can take to make your trademark "Glitzissippi" active in Mississippi:

1. Conduct a trademark search: Before applying, search the USPTO database (TESS) and Mississippi's trademark database to ensure your mark isn't already registered or confusingly similar to an existing mark.

2. Fill out the application: Complete the Mississippi Trademark Application form, including the applicant's name and address, a description of the mark, and the goods or services associated with it. Specify whether it's in use or intended for future use.

3. Include specimens: If the mark is already in use, include three specimens showing how it's used on products or in advertising. If it's intended for future use, this step can be completed later.

4. Pay the filing fee: Mississippi charges $50 per class of goods or services.

5. Submit the application: Mail the completed application, specimens (if applicable), and filing fee to:

Secretary of State's Office

Attn: Trademark Division

P.O. Box 136

Jackson, MS 39205-0136

6. Respond to office actions: If the examining attorney has any objections or requests clarification, respond promptly to keep your application moving forward.

7. Provide proof of use: If you filed an "intent to use" application, you must provide proof of use in commerce within six months of allowance before the trademark can fully register.

8. Maintain your trademark: After registration, you must file maintenance documents and fees between the 5th-6th years and 9th-10th years to keep your mark active. Renewal is required every 10 years.

Consider hiring a trademark attorney to guide you through the process and protect your legal rights. They can help avoid potential pitfalls and ensure your application has the best chance of success.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.