Examiners Amendment

PIPEWIRE

Taymans, Wim

U.S. Trademark Application Serial No. 90803539 - PIPEWIRE - N/A

To: Taymans, Wim (wim.taymans@gmail.com)
Subject: U.S. Trademark Application Serial No. 90803539 - PIPEWIRE - N/A
Sent: March 24, 2022 04:33:55 PM
Sent As: ecom113@uspto.gov
Attachments:

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

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

 

U.S. Application Serial No. 90803539

 

Mark:  PIPEWIRE

 

 

        

 

Correspondence Address:  

       TAYMANS, WIM

       117 MAIN ST

       WESTFORD, MA 01886

       

       

 

 

 

 

 

Applicant:  Taymans, Wim

 

 

 

Reference/Docket No. N/A

 

Correspondence Email Address: 

       wim.taymans@gmail.com

 

 

 

EXAMINER’S AMENDMENT

 

 

Issue date:  March 24, 2022

 

The assigned trademark examining attorney has reviewed the referenced application. TMEP § 705.01.

 

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

 

Application has been amended as shown below.  As agreed to by Wim Taymans on March 24, 2022, the examining attorney has amended the application as shown below.  Please notify the examining attorney immediately of any objections.  TMEP §707.  Otherwise, no response is required.  Id.  In addition, applicant is advised that amendments to the goods and/or services are permitted only if they clarify or limit them; amendments that add to or broaden the scope of the goods and/or services are not permitted.  37 C.F.R. §2.71(a).

 

IDENTIFICATION OF SERVICES

 

The identification of services is amended to read as follows: 

 

·       International Class 42: Software as a service (SAAS) services featuring an open-source multimedia software framework for use in audio and video processing

 

See TMEP §§1402.01, 1402.01(e).

 

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

 

After the trademark examining attorney issues the examiner’s amendment, applicant will not receive a registration on the Principal Register for the applied-for mark until the mark makes it through the publication process and opposition period.  The publication process starts once the trademark examining attorney issues the examiner’s amendment and the mark is approved for publication in the USPTO’s Trademark Official Gazette, a weekly online publication.  The USPTO will then send a “Notice of Publication” to the applicant specifying the date its mark will publish in this publication.

 

The USPTO publishes applicant’s mark in the Trademark Official Gazette to provide third parties who believe they may be damaged by registration of applicant’s mark an opportunity to oppose registration of that mark within thirty (30) days from the publication date.  An “opposition” is similar to a federal court proceeding, but this proceeding is held before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, a USPTO administrative tribunal of administrative judges who issue decisions on these matters.  If a third party opposes registration of applicant’s mark by instituting an opposition proceeding, the USPTO will send applicant notice of this opposition. 

 

If no one opposes registration of the mark, and the mark was published based upon an applicant’s actual use of the mark in commerce or on a foreign registration, the USPTO generally registers the mark and issues a registration certificate within approximately twelve (12) weeks after the publication date.

 

If no one opposes registration of the mark, and the mark was published based upon an applicant’s bona fide intention to use the mark in commerce, the USPTO generally issues a “Notice of Allowance” within approximately eight (8) weeks after the publication date.  Applicant then has six (6) months from the date of the Notice of Allowance to timely file a “Statement of Use” or to file a request for a six-month “Extension of Time to file a Statement of Use” (extension request).  Extension requests are granted in six-month increments and a maximum of five extension requests can be filed after the issuance of the Notice of Allowance.  If a Statement of Use is not filed within the six months after the Notice of Allowance issued, a Statement of Use must be filed within the time period of a previously granted extension request.  The USPTO will only issue a registration certificate after the trademark examining attorney approves a Statement of Use.

 

For an overview of the time frames for when an applicant should file and the USPTO will issue documents related to a trademark application, see Trademark Application and Post-Registration Process Timelines.  Forms for Statements of Use and extension requests, and additional requirements for intent to use applications, are available online at Intent to Use (ITU) Forms.

 

/Marynelle W. Wilson/

Marynelle W. Wilson

Examining Attorney

Law Office 113

Phone: 571-272-7978

Email: marynelle.wilson@uspto.gov

 

 

U.S. Trademark Application Serial No. 90803539 - PIPEWIRE - N/A

To: Taymans, Wim (wim.taymans@gmail.com)
Subject: U.S. Trademark Application Serial No. 90803539 - PIPEWIRE - N/A
Sent: March 24, 2022 04:33:58 PM
Sent As: ecom113@uspto.gov
Attachments:

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

 

USPTO OFFICIAL NOTICE

 

Office Action (Official Letter) has issued

on March 24, 2022 for

U.S. Trademark Application Serial No. 90803539

 

A USPTO examining attorney has reviewed your trademark application and issued an Office action.  You may be required to respond to this Office action.  Follow the steps below.

 

(1)  Read the Office action.  This email is NOT the Office action.

 

(2)  Respond to the Office action, if a response is required.  Respond by the deadline using the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS).  Your response must be received by the USPTO on or before 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time of the last day of the response period.  Otherwise, your application will be abandoned.  See the Office action itself regarding how to respond.

 

(3)  Direct general questions about using USPTO electronic forms, the USPTO website, the application process, the status of your application, and whether there are outstanding deadlines to the Trademark Assistance Center (TAC).

 

After reading the Office action, address any question(s) regarding the specific content to the USPTO examining attorney identified in the Office action.

 

 

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 to ensure you receive important USPTO notices about your application.

 

·       Beware of trademark-related scams.  Protect yourself from people and companies that may try to take financial advantage of you.  Private companies may call you and pretend to be the USPTO or may send you communications that resemble official USPTO documents to trick you.  We will never request your credit card number or social security number over the phone.  And all official USPTO correspondence will only be emailed from the domain “@uspto.gov.”  Verify the correspondence originated from us by using your Serial Number in our database, TSDR, to confirm that it appears under the “Documents” tab, or contact the Trademark Assistance Center.

 

·       Hiring a U.S.-licensed attorney.  If you do not have an attorney and are not required to have one under the trademark rules, we encourage you to hire a U.S.-licensed attorney specializing in trademark law to help guide you through the registration process.  The USPTO examining attorney is not your attorney and cannot give you legal advice, but rather works for and represents the USPTO in trademark matters.

 


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