Ever thought how government agencies, the military and the post office protect their names, taglines and service slogans? Well, it turns out they do just what all commercial customers do. They trademark them. So don’t try create your own international mail service, or even local priority service, or even some special shipping materials, and use the words “First-Class Mail”.
Yes, the US Post Office holds a number of registered trademarks on the usage of “First Class Mail”. Here is the first one, where they register it as the service we expect:
|Word Mark||FIRST-CLASS MAIL|
|Goods and Services||IC 039. US 105. G & S: DELIVERY SERVICES-NAMELY, DELIVERY OF LETTERS AND GOODS BY MAIL. FIRST USE: 18630701. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 18630701|
|Mark Drawing Code||(1) TYPED DRAWING|
|Filing Date||September 18, 1973|
|Original Filing Basis||1A|
|Registration Date||June 27, 1978|
|Owner||(REGISTRANT) UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE FEDERAL AGENCY UNITED STATES 475 L’ENFANT PLAZA W., SW. WASHINGTON D.C. 20260|
|Attorney of Record||Sandra A. Riley|
|Disclaimer||THE TERM “MAIL” IS DISCLAIMED APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN.|
|Type of Mark||SERVICE MARK|
|Affidavit Text||SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR). SECTION 8(10-YR) 20080707.|
|Renewal||2ND RENEWAL 20080707|
In the USA they continue to provide phenomenal service at a great price. Let’s hope they can find a way out of their massive deficit dilemma as well all cut back drastically on sending letters and statements the old “snail mail”way.
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