Barack Obama’s “Organizing For Action” files for a trademark at USPTO

Barack Obama’s “Organizing For Action” filed for a trademark at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The trademark for the mark “ORGANIZING FOR ACTION” was filed on 7th of February 2013 and relates to 5 different classes ranging from bumper stickers and mugs to “Promoting public awareness of policy issues”. Date of “first use in commerce” for the trademark is the 18th of January 2013.

That makes the organization the 3rd party to apply at the USPTO for a trademark registration for the mark “Organizing For Action”.

Interestingly enough an individual from Texas was the first to file a trademark application for the mark “OFA ORGANIZING FOR ACTION” at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The mark that relates to clothing was filed on the 21st of January 2013.

Then the owners of the domain names OrganizingForAction.com and OrganizingForAction.org filed for a trademark at the USPTO. The trademark for the mark “ORGANIZING FOR ACTION” was filed on 1st of February 2013 and relates to “Providing an on-line website featuring information on the United States Constitution and Conservative values”. Date of “first use in commerce” for the trademark is the same as the registration date of the domain names: 18th of January 2013.

On the 29th of January I wrote about how Barack Obama’s Organizing for Action had failed to secure any of it’s corresponding domain names. The non profit organization failed to purchase any of it’s domain names before the news about the group were announced on January 18th. The result is that most of the domains were registered by other individuals and companies on the same date.

Since then Barack Obama’s “Organizing For Action” has filed 2 cybersquatting complaints at the National Arbitration Forum (NAF). The first complaint was filed for two domain names: OrganizingForAction.com and OrganizingForAction.org

The UDRP (Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy) complaint with NAF case number 1483257 commenced on the 6th of February 2013. (The organization’s trademark was filed on the 7th at the USPTO.)

The 2nd UDRP complaint was filed at the National Arbitration Forum against the domain name OrganizingForAction.net that currently redirects to the National Rifle Association (NRA).

The UDRP (Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy) complaint with NAF case number 1483269 commenced on the 13th of February 2013.

Usually a decision is published within one to two months after a case is commenced.

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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He works on domain names, websites and software development. Has been online since 1995 & domaining since 2002.

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