U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point
 [Register]
Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point The Triad Area
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 08-24-2012, 04:00 PM
 
5,150 posts, read 6,667,490 times
Reputation: 1439

Advertisements

If you are familiar with trademark law your jaw might drop when you find out that the word "air" is now a federally registered service mark with the United States Patent & Trademark Office. On the other hand, you might be kicking yourself by thinking "why didn't I think of that".

Thank God it's not a patent or we'd all be paying through the nose.

The mark number is 4193718

To see the application go to: Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) and search on "air".
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-29-2012, 04:35 PM
 
12,577 posts, read 13,325,437 times
Reputation: 8901
Could you elaborate? Such as the difference between trademark, service mark and exactly how this affects anyone?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-29-2012, 11:07 PM
 
5,150 posts, read 6,667,490 times
Reputation: 1439
Quote:
Originally Posted by WFW&P View Post
Could you elaborate? Such as the difference between trademark, service mark and exactly how this affects anyone?
A service mark is a mark used when providing a service where a trademark is usually one used when selling something. That's a simple way to put it.

I just thought it was interesting that someone got a mark federally registered for "Air" which normally wouldn't be a trademark because it's descriptive. But I suppose as a service mark as long as they aren't providing a service for "air" then it isn't descriptive.

And it's cool that it was someone in Greensboro that got the mark.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-30-2012, 06:43 PM
 
12,577 posts, read 13,325,437 times
Reputation: 8901
Quote:
Originally Posted by GCharlotte View Post
A service mark is a mark used when providing a service where a trademark is usually one used when selling something. That's a simple way to put it.

I just thought it was interesting that someone got a mark federally registered for "Air" which normally wouldn't be a trademark because it's descriptive. But I suppose as a service mark as long as they aren't providing a service for "air" then it isn't descriptive.

And it's cool that it was someone in Greensboro that got the mark.
Thanks!
Let's hope it doesn't go as far as Total Recall (original).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top