TM TKO has filed a patent application for a system and method for automated trademark clearance and/or trademark watch clearance services.
This invention aims to provide a facility for providing a registrability analysis for a user-provided potential trademark is described. The facility receives a proposed trademark and proposed goods and/or services from the user. The facility then applies a series of comparisons and analyses to determine which trademark applications or trademark registrations in a given trademark registry may pose registration risks, weights those risks according to a relative weighting model, and obtains an overall risk analysis for the proposed mark and goods and/or services. The facility reports the risk analysis and relevant results for the proposed mark and goods and/or services.
Further, the application has claimed a computer-readable storage medium storing instructions that, upon execution by a computing system having a memory and a processor, cause the computing system to perform a method for providing an automated mark clearance and/or watch notice service, the method comprising: receiving information pertaining to marks and/or pending applications for registrations; creating a goods/services list based at least in part on the received information pertaining to marks and/or pending applications for registrations; parsing the goods/services list; generating a stem list based at least in part on the parsed the goods/services list; creating a good/services correlation table based at least in part on the parsed goods/services lists of active, use-based registrations and meta-registration records.
TM TKO has come up with a methodology for trademark search and trademark watch which includes term strength, mark similarity, goods or services similarity, search under common law and presenting results.
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