Navigation Links
According to Opurity, Feds Put U.S. Consumers at Risk: PTO Bureaucrats Refuse to Approve Vitamin Company's 'China-Free' Trademark
Date:10/19/2010

STERLING, Va., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In an astounding case of callous disregard for U.S. consumers, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has denied registration of the trademark "China-Free"* submitted by the manufacturer of Opurity vitamins, who simply wishes to provide customers with an informed choice for obtaining vitamins containing no ingredients from China.

Trademark registration was refused because it was deemed to be "disparaging" to China and promoted a "stereotype that all Chinese manufacturers make poor quality goods."

"The PTO made a subjective and arbitrary decision in denying our trademark," said Jerome Krachenfels, executive vice president of ProSynthesis Laboratories, Inc. owner of Opurity Vitamins.  "We're not saying that all products from China are shoddy, but there are numerous recent examples of contaminated, counterfeit, adulterated and dangerous products coming from China."  The problem is serious enough that FDA head Margaret Hamburg traveled to China last month to address the safety of goods coming into the U.S.

"So we want to establish via a trademark that none of the ingredients in our vitamins are from China," Mr. Krachenfels said.  "Consumers should have the best opportunity to understand what they're buying for a product as critical to health as vitamins."  In an IBM survey last year, 75 percent of consumers clearly expressed a desire to know the origin of their food. 

Even in its decision, the PTO admitted that "recent newsworthy events have highlighted that [some] Chinese manufacturers do not make quality products..."   The ruling was that much more of a surprise as the PTO's initial notice had indicated registration was unobjectionable other than asking for a technical correction to the application.  According to Opurity's attorney, the spontaneous rescission was highly unusual, smacking of some type of extraordinary intervention at a higher level.

Opu
'/>"/>

SOURCE Opurity
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. Biotechnology & Drug Discovery Markets Push Up Demand for Lab Automation Products, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts
2. Long-Term Investments Remain Critical to Biotechnology Industry Growth, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts
3. New Study by BioTrends Highlights Anemia Practice Patterns According to Anemia Managers in Both Dialysis Units and CKD Clinics/Offices
4. Friends of the Earth Report on Biofuel Production Offers Incomplete, Outdated and Inaccurate Picture, According to Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association
5. New Bill to Expand Promotion of Biofuels Is a Welcome Boost for U.S.-Brazil Relations According to Brazilian Sugarcane Industry
6. Innovation and Strong Therapeutic Potential Seen in Adult Stem Cells, According to Frost & Sullivan
7. Laboratory Pumping Systems to Reach $3.1 Billion by 2012, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
8. Titrators Market to Reach $315 Million by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
9. Genetic Testing Market to Exceed $6.6 Billion by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
10. Microplate Instrumentation & Supplies Market to Exceed $5.0 Billion by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc
11. Biomoda, Inc. (BMOD) SqueezeTrigger Price is $0.27. Approximately 1 Million Shares Shorted Since November 2006 According to Buyins.net Research Report
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 Freeslate, Inc ., the ... that Lupin Limited, one of India’s top five pharmaceutical ... PharmD System for high throughput solid form screening. ... on a wide range of quality, affordable generic and ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 2014 Histogen, Inc., a regenerative medicine ... grown under simulated embryonic conditions, today announced that they ... Medical, Inc. for physician-dispensed aesthetic products containing Histogen’s proprietary ... agreement is an amendment to the existing license between ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... BETHESDA, Md. , Jan. 14, 2014  Organovo announced ... from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help ... effective treatments to patients on a faster timeline. Organovo ... Sciences (NCATS) and the National Eye Institute (NEI) to ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Ontario , Jan. 14, 2014   Kinaxis ®, provider ... SCM ) and sales and operations planning ( S&OP ) ... Biomanufacturing Summit , which will be held at the ... the conference, join Kinaxis customer Elisabeth Kaszas , Director ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Lupin Selects Freeslate’s CM Protégé PharmD System to Accelerate Polymorph Screening for Drug Development 2Lupin Selects Freeslate’s CM Protégé PharmD System to Accelerate Polymorph Screening for Drug Development 3Histogen and Suneva Medical Expand License for Cell Conditioned Media-based Aesthetic Products Internationally 2Histogen and Suneva Medical Expand License for Cell Conditioned Media-based Aesthetic Products Internationally 3Organovo Announces Collaboration with National Institutes of Health 2Organovo Announces Collaboration with National Institutes of Health 3Event Alert: Kinaxis Customer to Present at the Biomanufacturing Summit "Supply Chain: Improving Network Effectiveness" 2
... Computers might one day recycle part of their own waste ... State University. The material is a semiconductor called gallium ... Materials , researchers describe the detection of an effect that ... spin in a semiconductor. Once developed, the effect ...
... 2010 ... ... var shortURL = ""; ... we need to grab the first one. for (var r in data.results) { first_result = data.results[r]; break; ...
... Call to Discuss Results for Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2010 -- LAIYANG, China, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- ... ... if (typeof(lpUnit)==,undefined,) var lpUnit=,PRN,; --> ... shortURL = ""; BitlyCB.alertResponse = function(data) { var s = ,; var first_result; // Results are ...
Cached Biology Technology:Semiconductor could turn heat into computing power 2Semiconductor could turn heat into computing power 3Sanofi Pasteur to Acquire VaxDesign, a U.S. Biotechnology Company 2Sanofi Pasteur to Acquire VaxDesign, a U.S. Biotechnology Company 3Sanofi Pasteur to Acquire VaxDesign, a U.S. Biotechnology Company 4Sanofi Pasteur to Acquire VaxDesign, a U.S. Biotechnology Company 5Sanofi Pasteur to Acquire VaxDesign, a U.S. Biotechnology Company 6Sanofi Pasteur to Acquire VaxDesign, a U.S. Biotechnology Company 7Sanofi Pasteur to Acquire VaxDesign, a U.S. Biotechnology Company 8Sanofi Pasteur to Acquire VaxDesign, a U.S. Biotechnology Company 9Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Announces Conference Call to Discuss Results for Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2010 2Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Announces Conference Call to Discuss Results for Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2010 3Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Announces Conference Call to Discuss Results for Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2010 4Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Announces Conference Call to Discuss Results for Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2010 5Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Announces Conference Call to Discuss Results for Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2010 6Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals Announces Conference Call to Discuss Results for Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2010 7
(Date:4/24/2014)... or a stop sign? Or have you heard someone ... totally missed seeing? , "When we have different things ... of so much of what we see," said Kyle ... Illinois. "For example, when you,re driving, you might really ... there,s an unexpected event: an emergency vehicle, a pedestrian, ...
(Date:4/24/2014)... COLUMBIA, Mo. When bacteria attack plants, they ... cells to weaken and suppress natural defenses. However, ... the plant cells as a potential host. Now, ... and replicated the process that allows the bacteriaknown ... discovery could lead to natural anti-infective treatments that ...
(Date:4/24/2014)... New research led by Alison Allan, PhD, a scientist ... shows why breast cancer often spreads or metastasizes to ... diagnosed cancer and the number two cause of cancer-related ... early, traditional chemotherapy and radiation have a high success ... many conventional treatments fail. In particular, the lung is ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Controlling brain waves to improve vision 2Controlling brain waves to improve vision 3Plants send out signals attracting harmful bacteria, MU study finds 2New study helps to explain why breast cancer often spreads to the lung 2
... a significant step forward in understanding the causes of some forms ... 7 motor protein - found in the tiny hairs of the ... a different way from many other myosins. , Dr ... says: "We,re really excited by this discovery as it could lead ...
... Oncology (ESMO), the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology ... Surgeons (ESTS) and the European Respiratory Society (ERS) ... Conference on Thoracic Oncology (EMCTO). This meeting ... perspective of state-of-the-art on the prevention, screening, ...
... SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. (Tues., March 3, 2009) ... proteins in cells are featured in the March issue ... ). Thomas J. Wandless and colleagues from Stanford ... Protein Stability in Mammalian Cells Using Small Molecules." This ...
Cached Biology News:Study offers clues to beating hearing loss 2European Multidisciplinary Conference on Thoracic Oncology 2European Multidisciplinary Conference on Thoracic Oncology 3Protein function and chromatin structure methods featured in Cold Spring Harbor Protocols 2
Template and primers for preparation of internal control spots...
Biotin-OSu is used to label proteins, immunological agents, DNA and synthetic oligonucleotides. Biotin labeling is detected through enzymatically labeled avidin or streptavidin proteins that conforma...
Reusble. Uses in conjunction with the Apoptotic Cell Isolation Kit....
RAT ANTI MOUSE JAM-2 Immunogen: Recombinant soluble JAM-2...
Biology Products: