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THE USPTO ANNOUNCED TIME RELATED EXTENSIONS FOR PATENT AND TRADEMARKS MATTERS

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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LADAS: PROTECTING OUR CLIENT’S IP & PROTECTING OUR EMPLOYEES

A MESSAGE FROM L&P: As the COVID-19 virus spreads across the globe, devastating the health of people and economies, Ladas & Parry LLP has been closely following the developments and recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) and...

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EUIPO AND EPO EXTEND DEADLINES, USPTO TO WAIVE FEES, OTHER COUNTRIES ANNOUNCE THEIR PLANS ON HOW TO CONDUCT IP OPERATIONS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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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LADAS ATTORNEY TO SPEAK AT THE CHICAGO BAR ASSOCIATION ON 4/30 ABOUT IP CHANGES IN THE UK AS A RESULT OF BREXIT

Kevin Thompson will be a speaker at a Chicago Bar Association seminar entitled “International Law: More Relevant Than You Think!” from 3-6pm on April 30, 2020. Mr. Thompson’s topic will be: “The Changes Coming to Intellectual Property...

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LADAS ATTORNEY SPOKE DURING AN IP THEORY & PRACTICE PROGRAM IN CHICAGO ON 2/26

Ladas attorney Boris Umansky was a speaker at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois during a program entitled “An Introduction to IP Theory and Practice” on February 26th. Mr. Umansky led the students through ways to handle...

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EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE ISSUES IMPORTANT TRADEMARK DECISION IN SKY V. SKYKICK ON 1/29/20

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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