We ran the gauntlet of opposition presented by a global corporation claiming our trademark application would cause confusion with theirs if used in commerce. We’ve resolved that matter.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) entered our trademark into the primary register as Registration Number 5,425,795 on March 20th, 2018.
The mark (((tap))) is shown here as it may appear on a sticker with a blue background. Our customers will be granted use of the mark as an NFC indicator which will appear on all products we manufacture for them.
The Future is Bright
The future is bright for this technology. The future is bright for tapABILITIES, LLC. The challenge for tapABILITIES, LLC is the dangerous and perilous realm of larger companies which will:
A.) Unknowingly infringe but cease doing so when notified or negotiate a license for use to proceed in “co-opetition” engaged in commerce each with our respective channels of trade which utilizes Near Field Communication (NFC).
B.) Knowingly and purposely infringe attempting to steal our trademark mistakenly believing their money and their lawyers will enable them to do so.
Those in the business of providing products that function utilizing wireless communication require an indicator to visually convey NFC may be used to initiate the communication. Our early recognition of this fact motivated us to seek the trademark for the (((tap))) indicator.
We intend to use it to serve our customers well…