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Disclaimer related to Michael Sorkin:
FIRST POSTED MARCH 31, 2009
Since 2008 a professional critic, Sorkin, has distributed inaccurate and damaging claims about our
organization Terreform ONE.
The US Patent and Trademark Office attorney has rejected Michael Sorkin's claims to use our trademark
in three consecutive cases and appeals. The USPTO attorney on Dec. 15, 2010 has rendered a FINAL
decision and rejected Sorkin. Sorkin cannot legally use our mark and anyone who does without legal
authorization is confusing and deceiving the public. see: USTPO Office Action
UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE (USPTO)
"In the first Office action the examining attorney refused registration of applican's (Sorkin) proposed mark
based upon a finding of a likelihood of confusion under Trademark Act Section 2(d) with respect to U.S.
Registration No. 3752902."
"In its response applicant (Sorkin) submits arguments against the examining attorney's Trademark Act
Section 2(d) likelihood of confusion refusal with respect to U.S. Registration No. 3752902. The examining
attorney has carefully considered applicant's (Sorkin) arguments and does not find them persuasive.
Accordingly, the examining attorney continues and maintains said refusal and now makes it FINAL."
"Trademark Act Section 2(d) bars registration of an applied-for mark that so resembles a registered mark
that it is likely that a potential consumer would be confused or mistaken or deceived as to the source of
the goods and/or services of the applicant and registrant."
We lawfully own the trademark to the name (view our USPTO registration). Any unauthorized use of
our Terreform mark or similar derivation will deceive and confuse the public.
Terreform ONE is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization: Mitchell Joachim, Maria Aiolova, Melanie Fessel,
Dan O'Connor, Oliver Medvedik
For further information contact:
Christopher J. Glancy, Partner
White & Case LLP
1155 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
T: + 1 212 819 8307