Saturday, August 13, 2011
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
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 ]
CARBON MANNA(SM) UNLIMITED
San Diego, California
Web site: http://www.carbonmanna.org
LinkedIn group: http://www.linkedin.com/e/vgh/1794312/
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