Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Focus On Sustainable Trademarks

Today, we focus on three proprietary marks with sustainable attributes:

1.  FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL (FSC) - Certification Mark

Per their website, "FSC works to take care of our forests..."  "Being FSC certified means that your forest, or supply chain, is managed responsibly; ..."

     https://ic.fsc.org/en

In the U.S., there is a pending Certification Mark application on file at the USPTO, as follows:


Word Mark FSC
Goods and Services IC A . US A . G & S: Rubber; textiles, textile fibers, fabrics for textiles; coverings for furniture (not of leather); household linens, kitchen and table lines; curtains, towels; clothing (not of leather) developed with forest products sourced from responsibly managed forests, namely, shirts, undershirts, socks, trousers, camisoles, gloves, mittens, scarfs, head scarfs, jackets, pullovers, pyjamas, dresses, skirts, suits, aprons, hats; wooden shoes, soles for footwear; carpets, rugs; mats and matting, reed mats; wallpaper (textile), wallpaper
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 05.01.02 - Maple tree; Trees or bushes with a generally rounded shape, including deciduous trees
05.01.25 - Cypress tree; Other trees or bushes; Willow tree
24.17.15 - Check marks
Serial Number 87704442
Filing Date December 1, 2017
Current Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL, A.C. asociación civil (a.c.) MEXICO Calle Margarita Maza de Juarez 422 68000-OAXACA MEXICO MEXICO
Attorney of Record Peter Kirschenbaum
Description of Mark Color is not claimed as a feature of the mark. The mark consists of an abstract tree above the letters FSC.
Type of Mark CERTIFICATION MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Other Data The certification mark as used by authorized persons and firms certifies that the wood and paper products on which the mark is applied have been grown and processed in accordance with certification guidelines for forest management practices that adhere to rigid environmental and socioeconomic standards as established by the certifier. The certification mark as used by authorized persons and firms also certifies that the forest management, wood testing, processing and related services that have been performed in accordance with guidelines for forest management practices that adhere to strict environmental and socioeconomic standards as established by the certifier.
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

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2. ECO-PRODUCTS®

In addition to other goods, this company offers compostable drinking straws. 
Renewable & Compostable Straws
Image source: Eco-Products website

"Straws so green, you can compost them. Eco-Products offers a complete line of compostable straws in a variety of sizes, colors, and either wrapped and unwrapped to match your needs and offer you a completely renewable beverage solution. Best of all, our straws are sturdy and certfied compostable in commercial compost facilities."

This product was brought to my attention yesterday at a restaurant in Santa Monica, Calif. that carries these Eco-Products compostable straws, each individually wrapped in a paper sleeve (see photo below):


In the U.S., this company owns a Federal service mark registration for ECO-PRODUCTS®, as follows:

Word Mark ECO-PRODUCTS
Goods and Services IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S: Wholesale distributorship services featuring sustainable disposable hot cups, cold cups, paper food containers, food containers, plates and bowls, utensils, lids, hot cup sleeves, wooden stir sticks, straws, and bag liners. FIRST USE: 19901001. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19901001
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 86028682
Filing Date August 5, 2013
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition January 21, 2014
Registration Number 4510133
Registration Date April 8, 2014
Owner (REGISTRANT) Eco-Products, Inc. CORPORATION COLORADO 4755 Walnut Street Boulder COLORADO 80301
Attorney of Record Christina DeAngelis
Prior Registrations 2783373;3555735
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL-2(F)
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

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3.  RIZ - sustainable board shorts made in London, UK.

     http://www.rizboardshorts.com/sustainability.php

"Every pair of our shorts is tailored from 100% recycled and recyclable fabric (plastic bottles). By offering a 25% discount on a new pair of shorts, we encourage you to donate your old unwanted shorts for us to repair, recycle or rehome."

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Respectfully submitted,

William Maguire
www.TrademarkEsq.com

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