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The word "missalette" here is used in the generic sense of a "small missal for the people, published on a periodical basis." This is the established usage among Roman Catholics in the United States since the 1960s. No reference is intended to any specific prayerbook.

Please note that registration for trademarks "Monthly Missalette" and "My Missalette" is no longer valid. Nor can we find any registered trademark for the single word, "missalette," by itself, without a modifying adjective. The use of the single word "missalette" should not be understood to mean that publications of ACP are approved or endorsed by any other publisher. By the same token, ACP does not approve or endorse the publications of any other publisher.

For confirmation of lack of current registration for these trademarks, you can visit the U.S. Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) of the Federal Government. The serial numbers of the dead registered trademarks are 73002252, ("Monthly Missalette"), 74589594 ("Seasonal Missalette"), 75113129 ("Monthly Missalette"), and 75414124 ("My Missalette"). Registration for all these marks is abandoned, cancelled, or expired. (Note, however, that a second registration, 3526447, has been made for "Seasonal Missalette," as of November 4, 2008. This trademark, the two words together, was the property of the J.S. Paluch Company until 2019. In that year, ownership passed to another corporation.

Here is the Government's URL: To search for invalid registration of trademarks, click on "Search" over the right, then on "New User Search Form (Basic)." Click on the radio button, "Dead." You can then enter your text in the search box; then, click on the "Submit Query" button.

For investigating generic use of a word or words (e.g., "missalette"), just use any search engine, such as Google or Yahoo! You can also consult various dictionaries, such as the Merriam-Webster, the Oxford English Dictionary, and Wiktionary.


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