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The USPTO is in the process of redesigning its IT systems to take advantage of new technology that will allow end-to-end electronic processing of trademark matters The new system known as Trademark Next Generation TMNG will significantly increase the…

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Since June Denison has served as the Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Operations where she has been responsible for USPTO trademark application legal examination and registration processes She has led outreach to the trademark legal community small businesses and applicants…

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Yesterday as authorized by the AIA the USPTO published the final rule in the Federal Register that will work to reduce certain trademark fees As you might expect the USPTO explained in the Federal Register Notice that ''All commenters…

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The bit domain a new decentralized domain structure has secured a small but loyal following and could one day change the way brands operate online bit registrations are not associated with a name address or phone number but are…

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Based on user input including at a recent roundtable the USPTO proposes to amend its current practice to permit amendments in limited circumstances to identifications of goods services based on changes in the manner or medium by which products…

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n a memorandum decision handed down July by the U S District Court for the Southern District of New York most of the plaintiff claims in case -cv- Leason Ellis LLP v Patent Trademark Agency LLC have been allowed…

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Generally speaking intellectual property is probably best thought of at least form a conceptual standpoint as creations of the mind that are given the legal rights often associated with real or personal property The rights that are obtained by…

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While this decision will be widely cheered by many who are concerned with political correctness there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that from a legal standpoint this decision is clearly wrong This is not to say that…

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The Supreme Court reversed a decision from the Ninth Circuit that held that within the realm of labeling for food and beverages a Lanham Act claim asserting that the label is deceptive and misleading is precluded by the Federal…

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The fee for a new application filed using the regular Trademark Electronic Application System TEAS application form will be reduced from the current fee of to per class if the applicant authorizes e-mail communication with the USPTO and agrees…

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As part of the Trademark Operation s continuing series of roundtable discussions to gather stakeholder views on important issues a roundtable discussion about USPTO s practice regarding amendments to identifications of goods and services due to technology evolution will…

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The Court will hear oral argument as follows on February in two cases on granting Octane Fitness and reviewing Highmark attorneys fee awards on March in a case Alice Corp on patent eligibility of system and computer-implemented method claims…

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