Posted by Mr. Q at 6:00 AM Friday, March 16, 2012
hard working staff concurs with your first opinion. As the USPTO points out, "Only one mark is permissible per application, although a mark may consist of several elements that are joined to form a composite whole (e.g., words plus a design)." We took a look at your web page and we think that you have two separate marks -- not one composite design mark. So, two applications are in order. By the way, we discussed initials as trademarks in a recent entry.