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THOMPSON REUTERS HAVE PUBLISHED AN UPDATED VERSION OF AN ARTICLE BY LANNING BRYER ON THE PRACTICAL LAW WEBSITE REGARDING IP TRANSACTIONS

The article: “IP in Business Transactions: United States Overview” has been recently updated by Lanning Bryer and published on the Thompson Reuters Practical Law website in their IP global guide on U.S. Business Transactions. https://uk.practicallaw.thomsonreuters.com/9-501-9778. Mr. Bryer would like to thank Molly Dunbar and Callie Kramsky for their contributions regarding this latest update....

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DAVID BREZINA SELECTED AS A 2023 SUPER LAWYER

Ladas & Parry LLP congratulates David Brezina who was selected by SuperLawyers.com for the 2023 Illinois Super Lawyers list. The Super Lawyers lists are issued by Thompson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at: Selection Process Detail.  (No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by any Court.)  ...

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ARTICLE BY D. PRAHL & J. JAKUBOVIC ON THE TOPIC OF TRADE DRESS IS NOW AVAILABLE ON THE LADAS.COM WEBSITE

An article by Ladas & Parry attorneys Dennis Prahl and Jerry Jakubovic about the trade dress case of SoClean, Inc., v. Sunset Healthcare Solutions, Inc., that was recently published in the World Trademark Review (WTR), is now available in the Education section on Ladas.com...

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FEDERAL CIRCUIT UPHOLDS PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION IN TRADE DRESS CASE

 In SoClean Inc v Sunset Healthcare Solutions Inc (Case No 21-2311, 9 November 2022), the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a ruling enjoining defendant Sunset from marketing a particular configuration of medical device filters without clear source-identifying indicia. BACKGROUND: SoClean, a medical device company that produces sanitising devices for CPAP machines, sued Sunset, one of its former distributors, for...

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PRESIDENT BIDEN SIGNS THE “UNLEASHING AMERICAN INNOVATORS ACT” INTO LAW ON 12/29/2022

The Unleashing American Innovators Act, which formed part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022, was signed into law by President Biden on December 29, 2022. This Act increased the discount on most patent-related fees payable to the United State Patent and Trademark Office by small and micro entities. Starting December 30, 2022, the discount on most fees payable by a small entity was increased from 50% to 60% of the undiscounted...

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USPTO Announces Expedited Examination Pilot Program for Cancer Prevention Technologies

In support of President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot program, the USPTO announced that it will expedite the examination of patent applications that pertain to technologies to prevent cancer and cancer mortality. The program is set to begin on February 1, 2023 and will end on either January 31, 2025 or the date when the USPTO has accepted 1,000 grantable petitions, whichever comes...

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ARTICLE BY D. PRAHL & J. JAKUBOVIC ON THE TOPIC OF TRADE DRESS HAS BEEN PUBLISHED

An article by Ladas & Parry attorneys Dennis Prahl and Jerry Jakubovic about the trade dress case of SoClean, Inc., v. Sunset Healthcare Solutions, Inc., has been published in the World Trademark Review (WTR)  ...

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Article by John Richards on “Decisions to be Made Regarding the EU Unitary Patent and Potentially Opting Out of the Unified Patent Court” is Now Available

The Administrative Council of the new European Unified Patent Court has stated that the target date for the EU Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court to come into effect will be on April 1, 2023. However, there is still a possibility that this may be delayed. At the same time, the Council has issued a list of eminent judges from participating EU countries who will staff the new court. If the April 1, 2023 date is correct, a sunrise period...

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Decisions to be Made Regarding the EU Unitary Patent and Potentially Opting out of the Unified Patent Court

The Administrative Council of the new European Unified Patent Court stated that the target date for the EU Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court to come into effect will be on April 1, 2023. However, there is still a possibility that this may be delayed if there are problems with the IT systems used by the Court. At the same time, the Council has issued a list of eminent judges from participating EU countries who will staff the new court. If...

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INTA ANNOUNCES IT IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2022-2023 LADAS MEMORIAL AWARD COMPETITION

The Ladas Memorial Award Competition is now open and is accepting applications. This writing competition is held annually and is open to students and professionals. It was created in memory of attorney Stephen P. Ladas, who was a renowned intellectual property practitioner and author. A prize of $1,250 and a complimentary registration to the 2023 INTA Annual Meeting will be awarded to the two winning student writers. The winning professional...

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USPTO SHORTENS TIME FOR TM APPLICANTS TO RESPOND TO OFFICE ACTIONS STARTING DECEMBER 3, 2022

The United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) has announced that starting on December 3, 2022, those filing trademark applications will have three months (instead of the original six) to respond to office actions during the trademark examination process. Please note this is only applicable for office actions that are issued on or after December 3, 2022. By shortening the response time, the USPTO hopes to reduce the time for an...

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Article about the EU Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court by John Richards is Now Available

In 1973 the European Patent Convention was signed in order to set up a common patent office to examine patent applications for any European country that wished to participate.  The convention went into effect in 1978 with the opening of the European Patent Office.  Two years after the European Patent Convention was signed, the Community Patent Convention was signed with the objective of creating a unitary patent for what was then the European...

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Ladas Partner to Attend 2022 AIPLA Annual Meeting

Ladas & Parry partner Dennis Prahl will be in attendance at the 2022 AIPLA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. (National Harbor) from October 27 – 29,...

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EU Unitary Patent and Patent Court

Introduction In 1973, in response to concerns about the costs of securing patent protection in Europe, the European Patent Convention was signed to set up a common patent office to examine patent applications for any European country that wished to participate.  Once examination was complete, the application matured into a bundle of national patents in those countries in which the applicant was interested.  The convention went into effect...

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SEVEN LADAS & PARRY ATTORNEYS WERE SELECTED TO THE 2022 SUPER LAWYERS/RISING STARS LIST

Ladas & Parry LLP is pleased to announce that Dennis Prahl, Lanning Bryer, Ralph Cathcart, Sebastian Lovera Riso, John Richards, Ashley Serrano and Michael Thompson were selected by Super Lawyers for the New York Metro “Super Lawyers” or “Rising Stars” lists for 2022. The Super Lawyers lists are issued by Thompson Reuters and a description of the selection methodology can be found at:...

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Courtney Alleyne

Courtney Alleyne is an associate in the New York office of Ladas & Parry LLP. Courtney’s practice concentrates on domestic and international trademark clearance, prosecution, maintenance and enforcement, domain names, brand protection, copyright, media and entertainment, as well as corporate and transactional matters. Prior to Ladas & Parry, Courtney practiced at an entertainment and music law firm where she concentrated on...

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LADAS ATTORNEYS TO ATTEND THE 2022 INTA LEADERSHIP MEETING

Ladas attorneys Dennis Prahl, Lanning Bryer and Scott Lebson will attend the 2022 INTA Leadership Meeting from November 15th – 18th, 2022 in Miami,...

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L&P PARTNER D. PRAHL WILL SERVE AS A PANELIST DURING THE AIPPI CONFERENCE IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA ON 9/11/2022

Dennis Prahl will be in attendance during the AIPPI Meeting in San Francisco, California from September 10-13, 2022.  He will serve as a panelist during “Panel Session 1: Proving Use Across Jurisdictions – A Monumental Task” on September 11, 2022 from 9am-10:30am (Pacific Time). In addition, Dennis was named as Vice Chair for “Study Question Q281: Trademarks and the Internet and Social...

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Ladas Memorial Award Competition

The Ladas Memorial Award Competition is an annual writing competition hosted by the International Trademark Association (INTA) and supported by Ladas & Parry LLP. This competition was originally established in 1976 by the United States Trademark Association (USTA) for writing in memory of Dr. Stephen P. Ladas and his outstanding contributions to international intellectual property law. Papers are submitted in two separate author categories...

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Diversity & Inclusion

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION MISSION STATEMENT Ladas & Parry is committed to diversity, inclusion and equality as core principles of our firm’s management, culture, hiring practices and provision of legal services to the public. Our goal at Ladas & Parry is to foster a collaborative workplace that values and supports individuals of various races, nationalities, religions, lifestyle experiences and perspectives, irrespective of their...

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L&P ATTORNEY HAS ARTICLE TITLED “EUROPEAN UNITARY PATENT & UNIFIED PATENT COURT” PUBLISHED IN FINANCIER WORLD WIDE MAGAZINE

Ladas attorney John Richards has had his article titled: “European Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court” published in the August 2022 issue of Financier Worldwide...

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JANET CORD TO SPEAK ABOUT THE PROTECTION OF INVENTIONS & TRADEMARKS IN RUSSIA AT AN NYIPLA EVENT ON 7/13

Ladas partner Janet Cord will be a speaker at the “Hot Topics in Trademark & Copyright Law” event put on by the New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA) on July 13th at the law office of King & Spalding. Ms. Cord will discuss the protection of inventions and trademarks in Russia from 4:30pm – 5:00pm. For more information about this event, please visit:...

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ARTICLE ABOUT THE TRADEMARK MODERNIZATION ACT IS NOW AVAILABLE AT LADAS.COM

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 marks, Ladas attorneys Jerry Jakubovic and Dennis Prahl have written an article titled: “The Trademark Modernization Act: A Primer for Brand Owners.” To read this article, please visit our Education...

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THE TRADEMARK MODERNIZATION ACT: A PRIMER FOR BRAND OWNERS

Background On December 18, 2021, the final rule implementing the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (TMA) went into effect, resulting in one of the most significant amendments to the rules of practice in trademark cases in decades. The TMA establishes ex parte expungement and reexamination proceedings for cancellation of a registration when the required use in commerce of the registered mark has not been made; provides for a new nonuse ground...

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LADAS & PARRY & SIX ATTORNEYS RANKED BY MIP MAGAZINE FOR 2022

Ladas & Parry is pleased to announce that the firm and six of its attorneys have been listed as 2022 IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine. Firm: United States (National) – Trademark Prosecution (Tier 3) New York Office: Trademark Prosecution (Highly Recommended) The following attorneys were ranked as IP Stars: Bharati Bakshani: Trademark Star 2022 – New York, United States (National) Lanning Bryer: Trademark Star 2022,...

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JANET CORD SERVED AS MODERATOR FOR AN IPO LIVE EVENT ON 6/9/2022

On June 9th Ladas & Parry partner Janet Cord served as moderator for an Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) Live Event entitled: “IP Developments in Russia: What you Need to Know”. The panelist discussed the latest updates regarding the enforcement and protection of intellectual property in Russia as well as the effect various sanctions have on IP owners....

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John Wilke

John Wilke is of Counsel in the New York office of Ladas & Parry LLP. John served two years in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany and on his return he graduated cum laude from the University of North Dakota with a double major in journalism and political science.  He graduated from Northwestern University School of Law in 1979 and then worked for two years as an Attorney Examiner in the USPTO.  He then went to General Mills as a...

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Edward Baxter

Edward “Eddie” Baxter is an Associate at Ladas & Parry and is admitted to practice in New York. Eddie’s practice focuses on trademark and copyright law, including but not limited to matters related to prosecution, clearance, maintenance and enforcement, as well as corporate and transactional matters. Beyond Intellectual Property, Eddie draws on a broad base of legal experience—from securities litigation to commercial real estate...

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LADAS ATTORNEY APPOINTED TO SERVE ON IP SECTION COUNCIL OF THE ILLINOIS BAR ASSOCIATION

Ladas attorney David C. Brezina has been appointed to serve on the Intellectual Property Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association for 2022-2023.  Mr. Brezina is a longtime Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) member who recently had the privilege of having the same article published in both the Intellectual Property Section and the Construction Law Section newsletters: “Copyright Trolls in the Construction Industry – But Is It...

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PRESENTATION ON PLAUSIBILITY BY J. RICHARDS FROM THE 29TH ANNUAL FORDHAM IP LAW CONFERENCE IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

On Friday, April 22nd, Ladas & Parry attorney John Richards gave a presentation during the 29th Annual Fordham Intellectual Property Law & Policy Conference on the topic of plausibility during the session entitled: “5C. International Patent Developments.”  To download a PDF of the presentation, Click...

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LADAS CELEBRATES WORLD IP DAY, APRIL 26TH 2022

On April 26, 2022 Ladas & Parry and the world celebrate World Intellectual Property Day.  World Intellectual Property Day is a day which recognizes and salutes all those individuals across cultures and borders whose innovations and creations advance our world for the better. Since 2000, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has organized events around the globe on World IP Day to celebrate the cross-cultural collaboration...

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JOHN RICHARDS TO SPEAK DURING THE 29TH ANNUAL FORDHAM IP LAW & POLICY CONFERENCE ON APRIL 22ND.

Ladas attorney John Richards will serve as a speaker during the upcoming 29th Annual Fordham Intellectual Property Law & Policy Conference to be held April 21-22, 2022 (virtually).  Mr. Richards will speak on the topic of plausibility during the session entitled: “5C. International Patent Developments”, on Friday, April 22 from 10:35 AM – 11:50...

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Ladas Awarded by WTR for Enforcement, Litigation, Prosecution, Strategy

Ladas & Parry LLP is pleased to have been awarded the following as noted in the 2022 edition of the World Trademark Review: Bronze: Enforcement & Litigation (Firms) Silver: Prosecution & Strategy (Firms)...

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FOUR PARTNERS OF THE L&P NEW YORK OFFICE WERE CHOSEN AS WORLD’S LEADING TRADEMARK PROFESSIONALS IN THE 2022 WTR 1000

Once again, Ladas & Parry is pleased to announce that Dennis Prahl, Bharati Bakshani, Ralph Cathcart and Lanning Bryer of our New York office have been chosen by the World Trademark Review (WTR) for inclusion amongst the World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, 2022 Edition of the WTR 1000. Bharati Bakshani: is described as “one of the best connected prosecution and enforcement aces in America” and “has the up-to-date knowledge and...

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L&P PARTNER SPOKE AT AN INTRO TO IP THEORY & PRACTICE PROGRAM IN CHICAGO, IL ON 2/22/2022

Ladas & Parry partner Boris Umansky spoke at a DePaul Law School event on Tuesday, February 22nd entitled: “Introduction to IP Theory and Practice 2022: Session 2 – Trademark...

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China Joins the Hague System on 2/5/2022

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 effective in all countries that are parties to the treaty unless one of those countries raises an objection to the...

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Molly Hunsinger

Molly Hunsinger is an attorney in the Chicago Office of Ladas & Parry. Molly is primarily involved in various aspects of trademark clearance, registration, maintenance and enforcement. She has experience in counseling, prosecution and litigation related to trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, software licensing agreements and privacy law concerns. Prior to working at Ladas & Parry, Molly worked at a boutique law firm where she...

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Ravindra Persaud

Ravindra’s practice concentrates on domestic and international trademark prosecution, clearance, maintenance and enforcement, domain names, brand protection, copyright, media, and entertainment. Prior to joining Ladas & Parry, Ravindra interned at a variety of entertainment companies and an intellectual property law firm. He was a Trademark attorney at a technology company and the In-House Counsel of an entertainment and publishing...

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Michael Thompson

Michael Thompson is an associate at Ladas & Parry LLP in the New York office. Michael’s practice focuses on domestic and international trademark prosecution, clearance, maintenance and enforcement, domain names, and brand protection. Prior to joining Ladas & Parry, Michael practiced as an associate at an intellectual property law firm where he concentrated on trademark prosecution, clearance, trademark opposition and cancellation...

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2021 Student Category Winners of the INTA Ladas Memorial Award Have Articles Published

Ladas & Parry would like to congratulate the student category winners of the 2021 INTA Ladas Memorial Award Competition for having their papers published in the: INTA Trademark Reporter, November–December 2021, Vol. 111 No. 6: Cultural Misappropriation: What Should the United States Do? by Lauren M. Ingram The Lanham Act’s Immoral or Scandalous Provision: Down, but Not Out by Michael Stephenson The Ladas Memorial Award Competition was...

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Ladas Attorney Attends XXI ASIPI Congress & Serves as Panelist

Ladas & Parry attorney Sebastian Lovera attended the XXI ASIPI Congress in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. He served as a panelist and spoke during the session entitled: “New Trends in the Protection of Names, Images and Similarities (Name, Image And Likeness ) and Traditional Protection Systems, New Trends, Practical Considerations and Nil Monetization Models” on Nov. 29,...

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LADAS PARTNER APPOINTED TO INTA INTERNET COMMITTEE FOR 2022-2023 TERM

Ladas & Parry is pleased to announce that Boris Umansky was recently appointed to the INTA (International Trademark Association) Internet Committee for the 2022-2023 term. This committee works to develop policy and advocate for the protection of trademarks on the...

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TRADEMARK, PATENT AND DESIGN FILINGS ALL INCREASED DURING 2020 DURING 2020 ACCORDING TO WIPO

According to the WIPO World Intellectual Property Indicators Report, trademark filings rocketed in 2020 in spite of the pandemic driven global economic decline.  The report showed trademark filings increased by 13.7% followed by design filings by 2% and patent filings by 1.6%. WIPO Director General Daren Tang stated in regards to the hearty increase in 2020 trademark filings that this is an indication of “how enterprises across the globe have...

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Is an Invention Created by a Machine Using AI Patentable?

Is an invention created by a machine using artificial intelligence patentable? Ladas attorney John Richards writes about this question in his new article: “DABUS & AUKUS: A Tale of Three Approaches to the Question of Whether an Invention Created by a Machine Using Artificial Intelligence is Patentable”.  To read this article, please visit our Education...

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DABUS & AUKUS: A Tale of Three Approaches to the Question of Whether an Invention Created by a Machine Using Artificial Intelligence is Patentable

A number of countries have now issued decisions on whether a patent can be granted to Dr. Stephen Thaler for an invention made by a machine named DABUS. In response to a request by the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office to name the inventor of the invention and indicate the derivation of his right to be granted a patent Dr. Thaler responded: A machine called "DABUS" conceived of the present invention: “The invention disclosed and...

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ARTICLE BY D. PRAHL & J. JAKUBOVIC ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE WORLD TRADEMARK REVIEW (WTR) DAILY IS NOW AVAILABLE IN THE EDUCATION CENTER

An article by Ladas attorneys Dennis Prahl and Jerry Jakubovic entitled: “Accessory Designer Prevails in Lawsuit Brought by Frankie Edith Kerouac Parker’s Estate” that was originally published in the World Trademark Review (WTR) Daily is now available in the Education Center of...

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ACCESSORY DESIGNER PREVAILS IN LAWSUIT BROUGHT BY FRANKIE EDITH KEROUAC PARKER’S ESTATE

In Moran, personal representative of the estate of Frankie Edith Kerouac Parker v Edie Parker LLC (Case No 20-cv-12717 (ED Mich), 27 September 2021), the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan addressed the question of whether a plaintiff’s post-mortem common law right of publicity claim stated under Michigan state law seeking to enjoin defendants from using their federally registered trademarks is preempted by the Lanham Act....

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USPTO TO PUT INTO ACTION THE FINAL RULE OF THE TM MODERNIZATION ACT (TMA)

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 will go into effect on December 18th of this year and the remaining changes will go into effect on December 1, 2022. To read more about this subject, please visit the USPTO...

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Ladas Attorney Participated on IP Speaker Panel on 11/22/21

On the evening of November 22, 2021, Ladas & Parry attorney Greg DeSantis served as a panelist as part of the Fall I.P. Alumni Speaker Panel at the Hofstra University Intellectual Property Association and Center for Intellectual Property...

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LADAS ATTORNEY SELECTED AS WIPO ARBITRATOR & MEDIATOR

Ladas & Parry is pleased to announce that Ladas attorney Frank Gao has been selected as a World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) arbitrator and...

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