• The Trademark Modernization Act (TMA) of 2020 went into effect on December 18, 2021 with certain remaining changes coming into force on December 1, 2022.  To provide guidance and help brand owners understand how these changes will affect their...

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  • On February 5, 2022 China became the 94th country to join the Hague System which will go into force on May 5, 2022.  Under the Hague Treaty, parties from participating countries may file a single application for protection of a design that will be...

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  • A new rule has been published by The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in the Federal Register to put into action the particulars of the Trademark Modernization Act (TMA) of 2020. The majority of the changes to the trademark rules...

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  • On Friday, September 17th the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reported that the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that a citizen of Latvia, Mr. Viktors Suhorukovs, pleaded guilty to mail fraud in a multi-million...

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  • On August 18, 2021 in the case of ALBERT DIAZ (Opposer) v. ADMINISTRATORS OF THE JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT ESTATE (Applicant), Ladas & Parry attorneys Ralph Cathcart and Jennifer Kwon prevailed before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) as...

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  • Ladas partner Janet Cord, a co-chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, reports frequent discussions by the committee regarding COVID related IP which relates to the April 14th...

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