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Double Cream Trademark

11/19/2005 7:26 PM
Dr. Strangelove
Double Cream Trademark
I can no longer find the Dimarzio double cream trademark at  
Does this mean that the trademark has lapsed/withdrawn/been revoked?  
11/19/2005 8:31 PM
Justice? or serendipity..?  
I cannot access Dimarzio's site. Any changes there?
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11/19/2005 8:42 PM
I found the little bugger here (paste the link into a browser and go):  
If that should not work, you go to the trademark search section of, and do a basic search with "DiMarzio" as the search term, but be sure to select "all" for the field. In the list that comes up, the trademark listing that doesn't have a "word mark" entry is the one (serial number 73150505). It is still listed as "live".
11/19/2005 9:30 PM
According to the info, it was originally filed Dec 1, 1977, and "published for opposition" (?) June 23, 1981, and renewed on Sept 28, 2001. I guess they are serious about hanging on to their 'double cream' trademark.
11/22/2005 12:56 AM
Yes, but also according to the trademark, Dimarzio claims first use in 1974.  
The patent for Gibson style humbuckers did not expire untill 1976 according to the USPTO.  
And Dimarzio didn't become a company untill '76 either.
11/22/2005 6:06 AM
So, does this mean that his trademark for the double cream is (or can be) negated, revoked, contested, or ?  
A whole heap of cream bobbins want to know....
11/22/2005 6:28 AM
Joe Gwinn

On 11/22/2005 1:06 PM, DoctorX said:  
"So, does this mean that his trademark for the double cream is (or can be) negated, revoked, contested, or ?"
I think that "published for opposition" is the USPTO's way of saying "speak now or forever hold your tongue".
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