drama continues: New Trademark contender! drama continues: New Trademark contender!

Just a few weeks in the past we introduced how the Chatroulette saga would quickly seemingly finish, with the approval for registration of Chatroulette as a trademark.

However maintain your horses and maintain onto your seats: the REAL house owners have simply awaken up from their lengthy Siberian winter sleep and utilized for the Chatroulette trademark!

Shocked? We’re.

Just a few months in the past we identified that the trademark software on the USPTO was from a Swiss company. At that time limit, we thought that maybe it’s a company entity fashioned by the Russian developer of

Alas, that was not the case.

Display screen-shot of Applicant’s web site exhibiting use of the mark in reference to the recognized companies.

The brand new software, nevertheless, is the actual McCoy.

On January thirteenth, Chatroulette Inc. utilized for the “Chatroulette” mark. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, the applicant tapped two courses for its trademark:

Class 038: Telecommunication companies, specifically, offering actual time video communications, courting and chat video messaging, and transmission of leisure and data content material; laptop companies, specifically, offering on-line amenities for real-time interplay with different laptop customers regarding subjects of normal curiosity; offering video chat rooms

Class 045: Pc companies, specifically, offering data relating to, and within the nature of, on-line courting, on-line video introduction companies, and on-line video communications; video chat companies, specifically, offering an on-line laptop database enabling strangers to fulfill and talk real-time; offering a social networking web site for leisure functions

What’s essential is that the applying is on the premise of current use (first use in Commerce 12/5/2009) and NOT on the premise of intent to make use of, which was the kind of software that the Swiss guys despatched by way of.


Primarily, what we anticipate to see within the coming weeks is the just about sure opposition of the mark’s Swiss software, as soon as it’s revealed within the official trademark Gazette of February fifteenth.

And that’s not all: the applying lists a complete of 10 appointed attorneys, which makes the intentions of the Chatroulette Inc. software very clear and downright intimidating 😀

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