Saturday, August 13, 2011

Service Mark for "CARBON MANNA" awarded by United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)


The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded a Service Mark for the name "Carbon Manna" for use in commerce in the classes or fields-of-use noted below.

"Carbon Manna" refers to my invention on 25 April 2008 of the Carbon Micro Credit and a cell-phone-based Micro-Profit-Sharing System now being implemented in Kenya, and possibly in other countries worldwide without my knowledge. Which is fine -- it's an open-source, sustainable, self-funding micro solution for global poverty -- available for appropriation by anyone.

Except for the name, of course, which should not be used without permission.

Finally, for Posterity and future reference, here below is the exact text of the Service Mark certificate:

United States of America

United States Patent and Trademark Office ( USPTO )


Registration Number: 3,872,089

Registered Nov. 9, 2010

International Class 35

Service Mark

Principal Register

Carbon Manna Unlimited
(California Non-Profit Corporation)
3830 Valley Center Drive
PMB 581, Suite 705
San Diego, CA 92130

For: Public Advocacy Services to promote Micro-Economic Empowerment of the Poor in the Developing World and to increase awareness in the Developed World of the Micro-Property Rights of the Poor anywhere worldwide, in International Class 35 (U.S. Classes 100, 101 and 102).

First Use: 7-28-2009; In commerce 7-28-2009

The mark consists of standard characters without claim to any particular font, style, size, or color.

Serial Number 77-818,694, Filed 9-2-2009

Alicia Collins, Examining Attorney


POSTED 13 August 2011 by:

David A. Palella
Founder [ Emeritus, Retired ]

San Diego, California
cell: 619-787-5767

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