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U.S. Patent Office Swamped With ‘Eco’ Applications

ecocoffin.jpgThe U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) saw a 10 percent increase in trademark filings last year for green-themed marks, making it the busiest year ever for according to a report (PDF) released by the Dechert law firm.

According to the report, “Trends in Trademarks,” filings for new trademarks set a record of more than 300,000 in 2007. The number broke the previous record of 289,000 set in 2000 during the Internet boom.

Applications for everything from “Eco-Friendly” and “Go Green,” to the slightly more creative “Green Is the New Black,” “Red States, Blue States, Green States,” flooded the USPTO office in 2007.

Trademarks with the prefix “eco” were just as hot, also more than doubling, with nearly 900 new applications in 2007, said Glenn Gundersen, chair of Dechert’s trademark practice.

“Next to your backyard ECO POOL, you could mow your forms in over 100 different proposed marks, for ECO LAWN with an ECOMOWER, and water your ECO PLANTS and ECO FLOWERS with an ECO HOSE. Your ECO BABY could play with ECO DOLLS, while you sent your ECO TOTS off to ECO CHILDCARE with an ECO LUNCH, including an ECO APPLE, ECOMILK, and ECO YUMMY snacks.”

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2 thoughts on “U.S. Patent Office Swamped With ‘Eco’ Applications

  1. Dear Environmental Leader,
    Your opinion would be greatly appreciated on this idea.

    If the millions of ECO KIDS around the world could somehow be brought together as a world organization, the positive environmental results could be real and awesome. ECO KIDS, same in name, different in ways, but all trying to help make their world a safer, cleaner and healthier place. Given their numbers the world’s ECO KIDS working together would be well worth thinking about. World ECO KIDS support and participate in the Earth Day celebrations along with millions of other people in over 170 countries; that should say something about possibilities (in any language). There can be no greater need or deed than saving the earth.

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