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Online Enforcement

Title: Online Enforcement Description: This presentation will discuss: How to identify online enforcement issues with patents, trademarks, copyrights, and domain namesTake-down actions available directly and through the courts and other organizationsEnforcement via ecommerce/online platforms, payment services, social media, and web…

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Trademark Fee Increases

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) will be enacting several trademark fee adjustments, effective January 2, 2021. We will see significant increases in application filing fees, maintenance and renewal fees, and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) fees.…

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Are You Offended?: Scandalous and Disparaging Trademarks

As we have covered in previous blog posts, not every name or brand is eligible for federal trademark registration with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). One of the reasons the USPTO might reject an application to register a…

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Waiting to Enforce your Trademark Rights

*This article is based in part on a presentation moderated by Bridget Labutta during the Annual Meeting of the International Trademark Association on May 22, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. Owning a trademark brings certain benefits, as well as certain obligations.…

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Understanding the Use of Decision Trees in Mediation

A useful tool in preparing for mediation or in a mediation itself is a decision tree. Decision trees, also known as flow charts, help attorneys to make decisions early in the mediation process and plan for potential outcomes. Long used…

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Let’s Face It; Some Patents Are Odd!

Over ten million patents have been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office to date. Here are four of the stranger ones: “A device for the treatment of hiccups, and more specifically, to a method and apparatus for…

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