The alert reader will have already noticed today’s change to the banner above. The banner now contains the ® symbol next to the words “Ant-like Persistence”. The banner also contains a photograph (taken by yours truly) that shows some of the mountains nearby to our office in Summit County, Colorado.
I launched this blog in February 2014. It was May 3, 2014 when it came to me to adopt the name “Ant-like Persistence”. Two days later I realized I ought to file a trademark application. I filed it as a use-based TEAS-Plus. Three and a half months later an Examining Attorney picked up the case and immediately approved it for publication.
Forty days passed and the USPTO published the application for opposition. (Why, by the way, does this take forty days? Seems to me there must be some opportunity to squeeze some unnecessary delays from that time period.) The opposition period ended, and six weeks later USPTO granted the registration. (Why, by the way, does this take six weeks? Seems to me there must likewise be some opportunity to squeeze some unnecessary delays from that time period.)