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BBQchef33
11-26-2007, 12:03 PM
ITS OFFICIAL!

Last week i got the official notice!! 2 years in the making and we are now registered with the USPTO as a Federally REGISTERED TRADEMARK and Copyright.

I started the process in 2005, dealing with an attorney and the USPTO. Once you file for a Trademark, you are pretty much protected by (TM) status, but you can not claim a 'Registered Trademark' (The little R inside the circle, until the US patent attorney says so. Thats why all our stuff only has (TM) on it. It took alot of back and forth with the USPTO's trademark attorney, but finanally, we move to (R) status.

Not a huge deal.. But i had to tell someone!!! It just gives our logo protection from popping up with someone elses name on it. Thats already happened a few times that we had to squash.

If anything, its at least time to have a beer. :mrgreen::eusa_clap

bbqbull
11-26-2007, 12:06 PM
Congrats Phil!

parrothead
11-26-2007, 12:08 PM
Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!

timzcardz
11-26-2007, 12:33 PM
Congratulations.

Getting something out of the USPTO is no small feat.

Which reminds me, I need to call a friend that has had a patent submission in for about 4-5 years now, and I wonder if he has it yet.

jt
11-26-2007, 12:46 PM
Great!

Arlin_MacRae
11-26-2007, 12:53 PM
Sweet!!!

biffleg
11-26-2007, 12:58 PM
Congrats Grand Poobah!

Porky
11-26-2007, 01:03 PM
Can we put an embroidered logo on a hat? This is for real not a joke of any kind. Please let me know.

BBQchef33
11-26-2007, 01:24 PM
Can we put an embroidered logo on a hat? This is for real not a joke of any kind. Please let me know.


ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?p=504058#post504058

Bigdog
11-26-2007, 01:34 PM
Congrats Phil. I know how important this is for you and us.8-)

Bbq Bubba
11-26-2007, 02:02 PM
Congrat's Phil, that's a big step toward keeping this forum alive for a long time!!:wink:

WannaBeBBQueen
11-26-2007, 02:28 PM
Sweet!!:biggrin:

Westexbbq
11-26-2007, 02:39 PM
Congratulations on a monumental acheivement and another true milestone.
There's no stopping us now!
Official is good.

Divemaster
11-26-2007, 04:51 PM
Phil,

Congrats and thanks for all the hard work you put forth for all of us!!!

The_Kapn
11-26-2007, 04:58 PM
Congrats Phil.
Great job.

TIM

Solidkick
11-26-2007, 05:23 PM
Does this mean I have to put the "R" on my a$$ tatoo??

Sledneck
11-26-2007, 05:58 PM
I love a challenge!!!! I gotta put on my thinking cap so i can come up with a way as to where i can use it illegally

Cooter
11-26-2007, 06:43 PM
isn't working with the govt fun? A non-profit I'm with was trying to get its 501c3. We got it but no one told us. Had it for about 8 months before we found out.

Congrats on the R...

So much farking fun...

Cooter

Spydermike72
11-26-2007, 06:49 PM
Way to go Phil!!!

Plowboy
11-26-2007, 08:14 PM
Is BBQ Brethren reserved as well? You should. Then sue Willie B's arse for using it at Sayville. ;-)

big brother smoke
11-26-2007, 10:09 PM
Congrats!

BBQchef33
11-26-2007, 11:11 PM
Is BBQ Brethren reserved as well? You should. Then sue Willie B's arse for using it at Sayville. ;-)

Ours is a SERVICE MARK. That is a trademark WITH words in, or associated with it.

Ours is:
The Pig : defined in painful detail.
The URL : WWW.BBQ-Brethren.com (http://www.BBQ-Brethren.com) and WWW.Bandera-Brethren.com (http://www.Bandera-Brethren.com)
The name "BBQ-Brethren" (with and without a dash)

Difference between a service mark and trademark.
For example

trademark
http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:Ri2Hm2CEySdpFM:http://www.envisioned-this.com/WEB%2520%2520EXTRAS/Nike%2520Logo.jpg (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.envisioned-this.com/WEB%2520%2520EXTRAS/Nike%2520Logo.jpg&imgrefurl=http://nikeprenationals.com/Page1.html&h=450&w=660&sz=15&hl=en&start=16&tbnid=Ri2Hm2CEySdpFM:&tbnh=94&tbnw=138&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dnike%26gbv%3D2%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den %26sa%3DG)

Service mark
http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:cM2cogvBIr7EEM:http://www.tucoo.com/logo/logo_eps021/images/Nike.png (http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:cM2cogvBIr7EEM:http://www.tucoo.com/logo/logo_eps021/images/Nike.png)




Oh, and WilllieB had permission to use the name.

CTSmokehouse
11-27-2007, 04:23 PM
That's great Phil!!

Yours in BBQ,

Cliff

Smokin' Gnome BBQ
11-27-2007, 05:48 PM
This beer is for you!!!congrats!!

JohnMcD348
11-27-2007, 10:05 PM
Congratulation Phil. That's Great

HoDeDo
11-27-2007, 10:19 PM
Thats awesome Phil! Glad to hear all your hard work paid off. Esp. with the USPTO attys. No small feat you have achieved. Now for BBQ Brethren "The lunch box", BBQ Brethren the sling chair, etc.... SPACEBALLS mod!!!!:twisted:

willkat98
11-27-2007, 11:32 PM
Um, you owe over 9,000 residuals on your avatar in your post counts.

Cough it up, Percy

BBQ_MAFIA
11-28-2007, 04:40 PM
Congrats Phil.

willkat98
11-29-2007, 03:07 PM
Oh, and WilllieB had permission to use the name.

Did you have permission from Nike to turn your entire signature into one big ass hyperlink to their page?

parrothead
11-29-2007, 03:53 PM
Did you have permission from Nike to turn your entire signature into one big ass hyperlink to their page?too funny

BBQchef33
11-29-2007, 05:07 PM
i saw that, but have no idea how it happened.. tried to fix it, which dindt work..

i thought about and decided....

fark it. :)

CrimsonSmoke
11-29-2007, 07:34 PM
Thanks for all your hard work Phil

Yakfishingfool
11-29-2007, 07:47 PM
thaks Phil, you going to be sending out little circles with R's to put on the banners? Scott

willkat98
11-29-2007, 11:08 PM
i saw that, but have no idea how it happened.. tried to fix it, which dindt work..

i thought about and decided....

fark it. :)

As long as you know we love you (or your pig),

That's all that matters

BellyBrotherII
11-30-2007, 06:31 AM
ConGrats Poobah!

BBQchef33
11-30-2007, 09:08 AM
thaks Phil, you going to be sending out little circles with R's to put on the banners? Scott


Use a sharpie. :twisted:

tonto1117
11-30-2007, 02:29 PM
Very cool Poobah....Congrat's!

Jorge
11-30-2007, 04:52 PM
As long as you know we love you (or your pig),

That's all that matters

I still miss Phil's gay pig8-)

willkat98
11-30-2007, 06:17 PM
I still miss Phil's gay pig8-)

I think that pic is the reason pictures mysteriously didnt make it to the new forum software, while the previous 2 upgrades did?

Hmmmmm..........

<I think I have a copy on my machine at work and will repost Monday>

:twisted:

nthole
12-01-2007, 11:30 AM
Congrats Phil!

Now that we're officially trademarked we should be able to buy our stuff all over China and Mexico. Probably be hats available over there. :wink:

timzcardz
12-01-2007, 02:34 PM
i saw that, but have no idea how it happened.. tried to fix it, which dindt work..

i thought about and decided....

fark it. :)


Bad attitude.

You should be contacting Nike and asking them to put a reciprocal link on their site! :-D

we'll smoke u
12-02-2007, 01:34 PM
Thats realy kool Phil I'm happy for you and me>LOL

Dustaway
01-03-2008, 02:29 PM
thats great Phil congratulations

Brauma
02-05-2008, 03:45 PM
Congrats Phil. Ive got a friend in the US Patent office in DC if you need any help in that direction.

leanza
02-12-2008, 09:20 PM
Good hard work pays dividends. Congrats on your success Phil.

ZBQ
02-13-2008, 01:53 PM
Wow, just saw this.

WAY TO GO PHIL!!:eusa_clap:eusa_clap

cabo
02-17-2008, 06:07 AM
Just saw it too!!

WoW!!!! Now we’re going to be famous!!! We’re already infamous.

Congrats Phil !!!!

nmayeux
02-23-2008, 06:47 AM
I guess I am behind the times, but now I have to get that little "R" tatoo mod on my tail...

backporchbbq
12-08-2008, 06:37 PM
Haven't been here as long as most of you, but this is great.

KuyasKitchen
12-08-2008, 07:14 PM
Fantastic! Where can I buy my embroidered apron?

deeque
12-13-2009, 07:36 PM
great. wow. outstanding. smoke on Bros.:-D:cool:

nolaman
12-19-2009, 02:30 PM
Yea! Grats to Phill! The "R" means Real deal now!