ChitChat CEO Mike Brown finally reclaimed trademark possession and registration for ChitChat effective 31 July 2018. In 2015, Mike initiated a trademark purchase through LegalZoom with 2 classifications and cancelled registration process. Less than a year later a "squatter" filed an almost identical application that blocked Mike and any other applicant from reserving the name for a technology service.
It's been a lengthy process of back and forth and coordination with the applicant and United States Patent and Trademark Office, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, but the end process was seamless, nonetheless. "The trademark registration is 'proof' that ChitChat is something extremely valuable," Mike said in a Twitter post.