(May 2013) The Natural Stone Council (NSC) has announced that the Genuine Stone® Word Mark has received „Official Notice of Acceptance under Section 8 of the Trademark Act” from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Also was announced that the Genuine Stone® Logo has received „Official Notice of Acceptance and Acknowledgement under Sections 8 and 15 of the Trademark Act” from the USPTO.
Both registrations were filed for in 2007 and have been used extensively by the members of the NSC and the Natural Stone Industry. The registrations will remain in force for the remainder of the ten-year period.
About the Natural Stone Council: Formed in 2003, the NSC unites a diverse industry of natural stone producers by bringing together the various associations to promote the attributes of the material. It is funded entirely through donations.
Source: Natural Stone Council