US PTO rejects Microsoft's patent for 'Bing'

The US Patent and Trademark Office has rejected Microsoft’s filing of “Bing” as a trademark name for “computer search engine software; graphical user interface software, namely, toolbar software for use with search engine software and websites”. According to filing: “Registration of the applied-for mark is refused because of a likelihood of confusion with the mark in […]

The US Patent and Trademark Office has rejected Microsoft’s filing of “Bing” as a trademark name for “computer search engine software; graphical user interface software, namely, toolbar software for use with search engine software and websites”. According to filing: “Registration of the applied-for mark is refused because of a likelihood of confusion with the mark in U.S. Registration No. 3562956. Trademark Act Section 2(d), 15 U.S.C. §1052(d); see TMEP §§1207.01 et seq. See the enclosed registration. The registered mark is BING MOBILE INC. in International Class 009 for “mobile phone software for a social networking service.”

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