Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Can We Trademark Cupid?

Dear Rich: We want to come out with a line of cat food products using Cupid in the name. What do you think? We think you're very patient. We've been saving this question for several months in order to run it on Valentine's Day and express our big love for readership and our staff. Of course, now that the big day has arrived, it seems kind of anticlimactic (though not anticlimatic).
Right you had a question. We're not sure how you will be using the term 'Cupid,' but our preliminary search of the USPTO trademark records only turned up two Cupid registrations for food products (and those were for human foods, not pets). (Reg. Nos. 3508736 and 109397.) We didn't see any Cupid registrations for pet foods or pet products. So it appears as if the coast is clear. Of course, we're not an official trademark searching service and can't guarantee our results, blah, blah, blah. Also, if you don't want to wait several months for our staff to provide your next search results, check out our trademark searching video to learn some of the tricks of the trade.