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February 2020
Global Intellectual Property (IP) Transactions and Litigation
Intellectual Property Intelligence
New Trademark Rule What do the ™, ℠, ®, ©, and “Pat. Pend.” Symbols Mean? How should I use them?

Intellectual property assets are valuable. One way to maintain the value of those assets is to correctly use the applicable notice, shown as symbols or specific phrasing, that publicly designate the type of protection claimed.
Trademarks The Whats and Whys of IP Audits

Your intellectual property may be your most valuable asset. Knowing what you own and use, determining where the risks are lurking, and developing strategies for maximizing revenue streams and minimizing the possibility of disruption, is vital to your company’s well-being.

Highlights from Panitch Schwarze
Best Law Firms U.S. News – Best Lawyers Again Names Panitch Schwarze Among 'Best Law Firms' for 2020

The firm was named a "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® for 2020, again achieving national rankings in the practice areas of intellectual property litigation, patent litigation, patent law, and trademark law.
LugBug PBJ Ranks Panitch Schwarze Among Largest Law Firms in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Business Journal ranked Panitch Schwarze among the top 75 largest law firms in Philadelphia. Published each year, the list is compiled using data that details the numbers of local and total attorneys, number of employees, locations, practices areas, firm description, and more.
LugBug Panitch Schwarze Wins Case in Front of Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

The firm, led by attorney Bridget Labutta, won a significant decision on behalf of its client, The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, and its term life insurance product, Lincoln TermAccel®. The decision is a victory for companies like The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company that invest significant resources in protecting their valuable intellectual property.
Best Law Firms Panitch Schwarze Conference Room Transformation Philadelphia featured the recent transformation of the firm’s state-of-the-art conference rooms. Panitch Schwarze recently worked with Haverford Systems to revamp and transition into new office spaces internally.
Best Law Firms Panitch Schwarze Hires IP Practice Manager

Miki Yamaguchi has joined the firm as IP practice manager for its growing Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware offices. In her new role, Miki will oversee all support operations for the firm’s intellectual property practice, including coordinating workload among IP support staff, updating and managing IP-related policies, and training.

Featured Practice Area – Licensing
In an increasingly fast-paced and ever-changing technological world, licenses represent an important method for protecting intellectual property rights and guarding against possible infringement claims. Although the transfer of technology presents an abundance of opportunities, it also creates the potential for possible legal problems such as infringement.

Featured Industry – Technology/Software
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel serves the technology and software industries, helping companies safeguard and enforce their intellectual property. Find out from Martin Belisario why this is such a hot area, and about partner Clark Jablon’s specialty in the software industry.

Did You Know?

Did you know that about 80 percent of Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel’s practice is prosecution? In this short video Martin Belisario talks about the firm’s prosecution practice.

Frequently Asked Questions About IP

Q: How do I find out if my invention is already out there?

A: For an invention to be “patentable”, it must be useful, novel and nonobvious. Read more…

Q. What is a trademark?

A: A trademark is a source identifier. Read more…

Q. What are the benefits of U.S. trademark registration?

A: U.S. trademark rights originate when a mark is used in commerce in association with specific goods and/or services. Read more…

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