Deep Down Trademark Extended Again by Capcom, Implying that Development May Still Be Ongoing
在進入美國市場前，了解美國商標流程及策略是必須的。事實上，美國商標與其他國家有一個最大不同的地方，就是在提交申請時，申請人即須選擇 (a) Use in Commerce（已於美國地區使用）或 (b) Intent to Use（意圖使用）。其中後者的申請程序較前者繁冗且費用較高，但其優勢是「先行卡位」；及有更加「寬裕的時間提交商標使用之證明文件」，根據商標法，在官方發核准通知後的6個月內，申請人須提交商標使用證據，申請人共可請求 5次延期。由此得知，商標的使用在美國地區是相當看重，申請人須特別注意。
To know American trademark application’s procedure and strategy before stepping into American market is essential. Actually, there is the biggest difference between America and other countries. That is, applicants need to choose “Use in Commerce” or “Intend to Use” when they file application. The latter’s procedure is lengthier than the former, and the cost is higher as well. but it has still some advantages, that is, early getting the entry ticket through Trademark registration , and having much longer time for declaring the statement of use,” that is, within six months after the date on which the notice of allowance, and the registration can only be extended five times before a statement of use is provided. Thus, it can be seen that the use of trademark is highly important in America, so applicants shall highly respect it as well.