After practicing exclusively in the field of intellectual property since 2001, Mr. Brian P. Kinder founded The Kinder Law Group (TKLG) in 2011.  Just a year later, in 2012, TKLG proudly announced that Mr. Kinder had been ranked in the top 10 of all trademark application lawyers and trademark infringement lawyers for the Orange County,…

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I was handling an issue today involving a situation where a client had filed an application for a mark, but then made some changes to the mark and wanted to “update” the application. The Trademark Office issued a preliminary refusal to the requested amendment on the ground that the change allegedly constituted a “material alteration.”…

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Since this question comes up quite a bit, we thought we would post our answer to an online submission from a ways back.  Q: Can I have an ‘actual use’ application converted to an ‘intent to use’ application?: I filed an ‘actual use’ trademark application, thinking that the way I used the trademark was sufficient…

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If you have ever dealt with the founder of the firm, Brian P. Kinder, you know he is always busily working on something trademark-related for one of his clients – whether it be a trademark application or a trademark infringement matter.  Well, The Kinder Law Group (TKLG) is pleased to report that with hard work…

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Given the multi-million (or billion) dollar judgments headlining these days, it isn’t often that you see somebody boasting about a $22,000 win.  However, when the client is the defendant in a trademark infringement lawsuit and you force the other side to pay $22,000 just to be let out of their own lawsuit – then that…

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The Kinder Law Group is pleased and honored to announce that the founder of the firm, Brian P. Kinder, has been ranked in the top 10 of all trademark application lawyers for the entire State of California. He was previously ranked in the top 10 for the Orange County, California area. The ranking appears in one…

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The Kinder Law Group is pleased and honored to announce that the founder of the firm, Brian P. Kinder, has been ranked in the top 10 of all trademark infringement lawyers for the entire State of California. He was previously ranked in the top 10 for the Orange County, California area. The ranking appears in one…

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The Highest Court in the European Union decided a trademark case today that has been pending for some time. L’Oreal was attempting to obtain a trademark registration for the trademark BOTOCYL for a cosmetic treatment and had been refused registration based upon the well-established brand name BOTOX for products sold by Irvine’s own Allergan, Inc.…

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The Kinder Law Group is honored to announce that the founder, Brian P. Kinder, has received yet another top 10 ranking – this time he was ranked in the top 10 of all Trademark Registration lawyers in Orange County, California. There are many websites that allow lawyers to buy their way to the top of…

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The Kinder Law Group is pleased and honored to announce that the founder of the firm, Brian P. Kinder, has been ranked in the top 10 of all trademark infringement lawyers in Orange County, California. The ranking appears in one of the leading online lawyer rating websites – www.avvo.com. As explained on the company’s website (see link…

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