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IT’S 2018: THE IMPACT OF IP DECISIONS FROM 2017

2017 saw a bumper crop of Supreme Court decisions on intellectual property matters around the world including eight by the United States Supreme Court, two by the Canadian Supreme Court, and two by the United Kingdom Supreme Court. U.S. Supreme...

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Authors: Bharati Bakshani, Dennis S. Prahl, Matthew D. Asbell, Sebastian Lovera Riso | Co-Author: Dongfang “Maggie” Wang(王东芳) | Practices: | Tags: , , , ,

如何正确提交美国商标使用声明

Translation by Maggie Wang 基于“意向使用”(“Intent to use” ,简称“ITU”)的商标申请在完成注册之前必须声明已使用于所要注册的商品或服务。在收到“准予注册通知”(“Notice of...

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Authors: Matthew D. Asbell, John Heinbockel, | Practices: | Tags: , , ,

USPTO PILOT PROGRAM FACILITATES THIRD PARTY NOTIFICATION OF TM SPECIMENS WHICH APPEAR TO BE FABRICATED

The USPTO has launched a new pilot program as a means for third parties to lodge informal protests about applications with specimens that appear to be improper. This pilot program is the latest in a series of steps taken by the USPTO to ensure the...

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Maintenance and Renewal of U.S. Trademark Registrations

U.S. trademark registrations automatically lapse if they are not maintained or renewed at the appropriate times.  The registrant must, at a minimum, submit an affidavit of use (or excusable non-use) of the mark in U.S. Commerce with acceptable...

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