Rejection of ScholarshipPoints Claims to Scholarship Points

Approved Scholarships and Grants, and Educational Courses

First Reporting of Scholarship Points News to Seek Trademark

On Friday, November 23rd, 2012, we reported that information culled from the U.S. Patent & Trademark office suggested that the ScholarshipsPoints offered or promoted by ScholarshipsPoints.Com was not too dissimilar from gambling, and that the term ScholarshipsPoints/scholarshipsps simply did not merit registration or protection by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

We reported that on August 15th, 2012, ScholarshipsPoints.Com officially sought to register the term scholarshippoints/ScholarshipPoints with the U.S. Trademark/Service office despite evidence that the term “scholarshippoints” has no real value, and is merely describing a service.

Legal Admissions by Scholarship Points Authorities

We also reported that ScholarshipPoints.Com alluded to the fact that the phrases “scholarshippoints”,”ScholarshipPoints”, “Scholarshippoints”, “Scholarship Points”, are not the exclusive property of ScholarshipPoints.Com. In other words, any person,group, or organization can use the phrases “scholarshippoints”,”ScholarshipPoints”, “Scholarshippoints”, “Scholarship Points”, and not be in violation of the U.S. Trademark Act, or violate the intellectual property rights of ScholarshipsPoints.Com because ScholarshipsPoints.Com has no legal standing to assert exclusive legal ownership of the mark scholarshippoints/ScholarshipPoints/Scholarshippoints, or any variation of the term scholarship points.

FaceBook Popularity of Scholarship Points

Certainly, and understandably, may feel that it massive Facebook following of nearly 300,000 person and its more than 55.000 Twitter followers, and the thousands of students who seek to accumulate scholarship points, should account for something. Despite these seemingly impressive statistics, there is no correlation to value or validity of the phrase of scholarship points with respect to suitability of trademark registration.

Why the Feds Rejected Lottery-Style System of Scholarship Points

On December 19th, 2012, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office delivered the first salvo, and confirmation of our warnings. the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office correctly concluded and matter-of-fact announced that “Registration is refused because the applied-for mark (scholarshippoints) merely describes a feature of applicant’s goods and/or services.” In rejecting the label scholarshippoints, the U.S. Patent and Trademark office cited a reference to the Trademark Act Section 2(e)(1), 15 U.S.C. §1052(e)(1); see TMEP §§1209.01(b), 1209.03 et seq.

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