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WARNING: NEW THIRD PARTY SOLICITATIONS OF U.S. REGISTERED TRADEMARK OWNERS FALSELY REPRESENT REGISTRATION DATE TO GAIN EARLY PAYMENT FOR MAINTENANCE AND RENEWAL

Recent unsolicited notices have been sent to U.S. trademark owners from a third party calling itself “Patent and Trademark Office”. Like other similar third party solicitations, about which the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office continues...

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LEADERS LEAGUE INTERVIEW WITH DENNIS PRAHL: LATEST IP CHALLENGES FACED BY BRANDOWNERS

Dennis Prahl, Ladas & Parry: “It is vital that brand owners create proactive registration policies and enforcement strategies.” 13-06-2018 Dennis Prahl is both a partner in the well-known intellectual property firm of Ladas &...

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Author: Matthew D. Asbell | Co-Author: John Heinbockel | Practices: , | Tags: , , , , ,

TTAB DECISION UNDERSCORES DIFFICULTY OF PROVING FRAUD BEFORE THE USPTO

In Tommie Copper IP Inc v Gcool-Tech Usa LLC (Opposition No 91223768 (9 May 2018) ), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) has dismissed an opposition where the applicant did not have use in commerce at the time of filing the application and...

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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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