Author: David Michaels

David Michaels, J.D., B.Eng., CHRM is a legal blogger (and a trained attorney) who holds certificates in Canadian Trademark Law (2012) and Canadian Patent Law (1996) from McGill University. He has worked in the area of trademark law in Canada since 1995 and in the USA since 1993. David is a brand consultant, a writer, an eCommerce entrepreneur, and an aeronautical engineer. Warning & Disclaimer: The pages, articles and comments on do not constitute legal advice, nor do they create any attorney-client relationship. The articles published express the author's notes of the current state of trademark law and should not be attributed as opinions of the author, his employer, clients or the sponsors of The author does not warrant that these notes are up-to-date. Trademark law is constantly changing and it varies between jurisdictions and even within jurisdictions. This website should not be relied upon.

Trademark Blogs

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How got registered as a US trademark

How PARTS.COM, LLC registered as a US trademark on the principle register in the USA. US trademark US Serial Number: 77219341 Application Filing Date: Jun. 29, 2007 US Registration Number: 3500783 Registration Date:Sep. 16, 2008 Note: Yahoo! Inc. commenced a trademark cancellation proceeding (Number: 92057802) after PARTS.COM, LLC sued Yahoo for trademark infringement in […]

Trademarks Registered in the US

Trademarks registered in the US may be registered either on the Principle register or on the Supplemental Register. Most trademark owners would prefer that their trademark be registered on the principle register, but that is not always possible. A registration for a trademark may be refused for registration on the principle register because the proposed […]

What Can I Trademark?

Trademarks are the best way to protect words, phrases, and logos,¬†in most countries. Trademarks are registered on a country by country basis, except in Europe where you may register a EU Community trademark or a trademark in one or more EU countries. There is no such thing as a global trademark, but there is a […]