Last night’s United States presidential election may still be fresh in many peoples’ minds.
Earlier this year, in May, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) had issued an Office action against an application which was filed to protect a DRUMPF trademark in the United States. The Office action refused the application due to an alleged association with then presidential candidate (and now new president-elect) Donald J. Trump, without his consent. A response was due on 5 November 2016.
As this due date fell over the weekend, the response was effectively due on Monday.
Now, the USPTO’s online records indicate no timely response has been filed to the Office action. If so, in due course, the DRUMPF trademark application may be deemed abandoned.