Offc Action Outgoing

DSEE EXTREME

Sony Corporation

U.S. Trademark Application Serial No. 88896137 - DSEE EXTREME - 041279.3236

To: Sony Corporation (bhipdocket@bakerlaw.com)
Subject: U.S. Trademark Application Serial No. 88896137 - DSEE EXTREME - 041279.3236
Sent: June 09, 2020 08:09:59 AM
Sent As: ecom114@uspto.gov
Attachments:

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Office Action (Official Letter) About Applicant’s Trademark Application

 

U.S. Application Serial No. 88896137

 

Mark:  DSEE EXTREME

 

 

 

 

Correspondence Address: 

ROBERT B.G. HOROWITZ, ESQ.

BAKER & HOSTETLER LLP

45 ROCKEFELLER PLAZA, 14TH FLOOR

NEW YORK, NY 10111

 

 

 

Applicant:  Sony Corporation

 

 

 

Reference/Docket No. 041279.3236

 

Correspondence Email Address: 

 bhipdocket@bakerlaw.com

 

 

 

NONFINAL OFFICE ACTION

 

The USPTO must receive applicant’s response to this letter within six months of the issue date below or the application will be abandoned.  Respond using the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS).  A link to the appropriate TEAS response form appears at the end of this Office action. 

 

 

Issue date:  June 09, 2020

 

The referenced application has been reviewed by the assigned trademark examining attorney.

The trademark examining attorney searched the USPTO database of registered and pending marks and found no conflicting marks that would bar registration under Trademark Act Section 2(d).  15 U.S.C. §1052(d); TMEP §704.02.

 

Applicant must respond timely and completely to the issue(s) below.  15 U.S.C. §1062(b); 37 C.F.R. §§2.62(a), 2.65(a); TMEP §§711, 718.03.

 

Summary of Issues

  • Indefinite Identification of Goods
  • §44(d) Sole Basis with Intent to Perfect

 

 

Indefinite Identification of Goods

The wording in the identification of goods is indefinite and must be clarified because it is overly broad and additional specificity is required for an accurate classification of the goods.  See 37 C.F.R. §2.32(a)(6); TMEP §1402.01.  Applicant may substitute the following wording, if accurate:

 

Class 009:       Home theater systems comprising {indicate specific electronic components, e.g., DVD players, audio amplifiers, audio speakers} [DO NOT include components that are in classes other than 9, e.g., lighting and seating]; digital cameras; video camcorders; optical disc players and recorders; mobile telephones; digital audio players and recorders; digital video players and recorders; signal processors for audio speakers; signal processors for speaker systems; earphones; subwoofers; loudspeakers; speakers for home theaters; wireless speakers; sound speakers; headphones; television sets; amplifiers; navigation apparatus for vehicles comprising on-board computers; car audio devices, namely, [specify nature of the goods eg. radios for vehicles]; audio amplifiers for use in automobiles; audio optical disc players for use in automobiles; digital audio players for automobiles; portable digital multimedia players; portable digital audio players; blank magnetic and optical data carriers; head-mounted video displays; smartphones; personal digital assistants in the shape of a watch; computers; laptop computers; tablet computers; computer peripheral devices; downloadable computer software for [specify function of goods and/or content or field specific]; downloadable computer application software for [specify function and/or content or field specific]; downloadable computer software for processing digital music files; downloadable computer programs for [specify the function of the programs, e.g., use in database management, use as a spread sheet, word processing, etc. and, if program is content- or field-specific, the content or field of use]; digital music downloadable from the Internet; phonograph records featuring [indicate subject matter]; downloadable music files; exposed cinematographic films; exposed slide films; slide film mounts

 

Applicant’s goods and/or services may be clarified or limited, but may not be expanded beyond those originally itemized in the application or as acceptably amended.  See 37 C.F.R. §2.71(a); TMEP §1402.06.  Applicant may clarify or limit the identification by inserting qualifying language or deleting items to result in a more specific identification; however, applicant may not substitute different goods and/or services or add goods and/or services not found or encompassed by those in the original application or as acceptably amended.  See TMEP §1402.06(a)-(b).  The scope of the goods and/or services sets the outer limit for any changes to the identification and is generally determined by the ordinary meaning of the wording in the identification.  TMEP §§1402.06(b), 1402.07(a)-(b).  Any acceptable changes to the goods and/or services will further limit scope, and once goods and/or services are deleted, they are not permitted to be reinserted.  TMEP §1402.07(e).

 

For assistance with identifying and classifying goods and/or services in trademark applications, please see the online searchable Manual of Acceptable Identifications of Goods and Services at http://tess2.gov.uspto.report/netahtml/tidm.html.

 

§44(d) Sole Basis with Intent to Perfect §44(e)

The application specifies Trademark Act Section 44(d) as the sole filing basis and indicates that applicant intends to rely on Section 44(e) as a basis for registration; however no copy of a foreign registration was provided.  See 15 U.S.C. §1126(d), (e). 

 

An application with a Section 44(e) basis must include a true copy, photocopy, certification, or certified copy of a foreign registration from an applicant’s country of origin.  15 U.S.C. §1126(e); 37 C.F.R. §2.34(a)(3)(ii); TMEP §§1004, 1004.01, 1016.  In addition, the applicant’s country of origin must be a party to a convention or treaty relating to trademarks to which the United States is also a party, or must extend reciprocal registration rights to nationals of the United States by law.  15 U.S.C. §1126(b); TMEP §§1002.01, 1004.

 

Therefore, applicant must provide a copy of the foreign registration from applicant’s country of origin when it becomes available.  TMEP §1003.04(a).  A copy of a foreign registration must consist of a document issued to an applicant by, or certified by, the intellectual property office in applicant’s country of origin.  TMEP §1004.01.  If applicant’s country of origin does not issue registrations or Madrid Protocol certificates of extension of protection, the applicant may submit a copy of the Madrid Protocol international registration that shows that protection of the international registration has been extended to applicant’s country of origin.  TMEP §1016.  In addition, applicant must also provide an English translation if the foreign registration is not written in English.  37 C.F.R. §2.34(a)(3)(ii); TMEP §1004.01(a)-(b).  The translation should be signed by the translator.  TMEP §1004.01(b).

 

If the foreign registration is not yet available, applicant should inform the trademark examining attorney that the foreign application is still pending and request that the U.S. application be suspended until a copy of the foreign registration is available.  TMEP §§716.02(b), 1003.04(a).

 

If applicant cannot satisfy the requirements of the Section 44(e) basis, applicant may amend the basis to Section 1(a) or 1(b), if applicant can satisfy the requirements for the new basis.  See 15 U.S.C. §§1051(a)-(b), 1126(e); TMEP §806.03.  Please note that, if the U.S. application satisfied the requirements of Section 44(d) as of the U.S. application filing date, applicant may retain the priority filing date under Section 44(d) without perfecting the Section 44(e) basis, provided there is a continuing valid basis for registration.  See 37 C.F.R. §2.35(b)(3)-(4); TMEP §§806.02(f), 806.03(h).  

 

 

 

How to respond.  Click to file a response to this nonfinal Office action.    

 

 

Hines, Regina

/Regina C. Hines/

Law Office 114

571-272-9451

Regina.Hines@uspto.gov

 

 

RESPONSE GUIDANCE

  • Missing the response deadline to this letter will cause the application to abandon.  A response or notice of appeal must be received by the USPTO before midnight Eastern Time of the last day of the response period.  TEAS and ESTTA maintenance or unforeseen circumstances could affect an applicant’s ability to timely respond.  

 

 

 

U.S. Trademark Application Serial No. 88896137 - DSEE EXTREME - 041279.3236

To: Sony Corporation (bhipdocket@bakerlaw.com)
Subject: U.S. Trademark Application Serial No. 88896137 - DSEE EXTREME - 041279.3236
Sent: June 09, 2020 08:10:04 AM
Sent As: ecom114@uspto.gov
Attachments:

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

 

USPTO OFFICIAL NOTICE

 

Office Action (Official Letter) has issued

on June 09, 2020 for

U.S. Trademark Application Serial No. 88896137

 

Your trademark application has been reviewed by a trademark examining attorney.  As part of that review, the assigned attorney has issued an official letter that you must respond to by the specified deadline or your application will be abandoned.  Please follow the steps below.

 

(1)  Read the official letter.

 

(2)  Direct questions about the contents of the Office action to the assigned attorney below. 

 

 

Hines, Regina

/Regina C. Hines/

Law Office 114

571-272-9451

Regina.Hines@uspto.gov

 

Direct questions about navigating USPTO electronic forms, the USPTO website, the application process, the status of your application, and/or whether there are outstanding deadlines or documents related to your file to the Trademark Assistance Center (TAC).

 

(3)  Respond within 6 months (or earlier, if required in the Office action) from June 09, 2020, using the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS).  The response must be received by the USPTO before midnight Eastern Time of the last day of the response period.  See the Office action for more information about how to respond

 

 

 

GENERAL GUIDANCE

·         Check the status of your application periodically in the Trademark Status & Document Retrieval (TSDR) database to avoid missing critical deadlines.

 

·         Update your correspondence email address, if needed, to ensure you receive important USPTO notices about your application.

 

·         Beware of misleading notices sent by private companies about your application.  Private companies not associated with the USPTO use public information available in trademark registrations to mail and email trademark-related offers and notices – most of which require fees.  All official USPTO correspondence will only be emailed from the domain “@uspto.gov.”

 

 

 


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