28 Sep

Power Hour Trademark Update

I successfully filed an opposition to Steve Roose in May. Here’s an update from my lawyer on what’s going on now:

We are now entering the discovery phase of the opposition, and have held the initial discovery conference. At our request, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board participated in this conference through one of their interlocutory attorneys. After the conference, the interlocutory attorney issued an order which said in part, “The Board noted that applicant . . . will need to establish that he was the first to use the claimed mark and has been policing it. . . . The Board explained to applicant that this is a challenging burden on the facts of this case.”

You can read about the discovery conference on the USPTO website.

Categories: Trademark Dispute
  1. September 28th, 2010 at 22:09 | #1


    I also like “Mr. Roose indicated that he has been reading the Board’s manual, but did not know what a deposition was”. That’s an official Untied States document, that will preserved for All Time stating that Roose is dumb.

  2. Anonymous
    October 1st, 2010 at 09:41 | #2

    So I read some of the conference notes, did it say that this thing is going to take a year to sort out? Take him to Judge Judy and sort this thing out in like 15 min.

  3. admin
    October 1st, 2010 at 09:47 | #3

    Haha she wouldn’t put up with Steve’s crap. And I’m guessing she’d be down for a Power Hour after the hearing.

    But yeah… that’s for real. It’s a really long process :\

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