• The Intellectual Property Office of the United Kingdom (UKIPO) has announced that it will reopen on July 29th with interrupted days deadlines taking effect on July 30th. For more information, please visit:...

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  • On Tuesday, March 31st the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released an announcement that certain patents and trademarks may qualify for an extended time to file as per the Coronavirus aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES...

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  • Because of the world-wide disruptions caused by the COVID-19 virus, patent and trademark offices around the world have been reacting in a variety of ways such as extending deadlines, waiving fees or ceasing operations all together.  Here are some...

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  • On June 6, 2020 The Hague Agreement went into force in Mexico. This agreement provides the means of protection for Mexican industrial designs within the Hague System. Under the Hague Treaty, parties from participating countries may file a single...

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  • On January 29th, the European Court of Justice in the case of Sky v. SkyKick found that trademark registrations won’t be invalidated because the list of goods and services are vague. The ECJ also cleared-up tests for trademarks filed in bad...

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  • The USPTO released long awaited guidelines on February 6, 2020 relating to a new requirement that trademark applicants publicly list their email addresses in each U.S. trademark application or registration. The guidelines, which are scheduled to...

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