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Online Enforcement

Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 (90 minutes – 1.5 PA CLE Pending) Location: Online Time: 9 AM EDT & 7 PM EDT Instructors:  Bridget H. Labutta; Steven D. Lustig; Philip L. Hirschhorn 9 AM EDT Registration Link Here 7 PM…

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Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets

Originally Presesnted Wednesday, June 22, 2022 (90 minutes – 1.5 PA CLE Pending) Location: Online Time: On Demand Instructors:  Philip L. Hirschhorn; Bridget H. Labutta; Steven D. Lustig Watch Recorded Session View Slides Session Overview Defining and distinguishing trademarks, copyrights,…

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IP Rights and Issues for Cannabis

Originally presented Wednesday, June 1, 2022 (90 minutes – 1.5 PA CLE Pending) Location: Online Time: On Demand Instructors:  Travis W. Bliss, Ph.D.; Stephany G. Small Ph.D.,; Steven D. Lustig Watch Recorded Session View Slides Session Overview Learning the lingo…

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Patent Trial and Appeal Board – Advanced

Originally presented Wednesday, May 4, 2022 (90 minutes – 1.5 PA CLE Pending) Location: Online Time: On Demand Instructors:  Erin M. Dunston; Philip L. Hirschhorn; Stephen E. Murray Watch Recorded Session View Slides Session Overview Real party in interest updateElimination…

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What CAN’T be a Trademark?

By Bridget H. Labutta, Esq. A trademark can be any distinctive word (real or coined), phrase, slogan, logo, or any combination of these things, that identifies you as the source of your goods or services. It also could be simply numbers or…

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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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USPTO Implements its Changes to the Trademark Rules of Practice

On February 15, 2020, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will implement its new Changes to the Trademark Rules of Practice. The full text of the original Federal Register publication detailing these changes can be viewed here and the USPTO’s…

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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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