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CELEBRATE DIVERSITY IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY FOR 2024

Ladas & Parry LLP considers diversity and inclusion as core values and principles that provide access to opportunity, consolidation of expertise and ensure excellence, particularly in the field of intellectual property. We salute those who have helped shape the IP landscape and would like to shine a light on these pioneers who sometimes receive little or no credit. To learn more about the contributions of African-Americans to intellectual...

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CELEBRATE DIVERSITY IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY 2024

Ladas & Parry LLP considers diversity and inclusion as core values and principles that provide access to opportunity, consolidation of expertise and range of perspectives and ensures excellence, particularly in the IP field. We salute those who have helped shape the world and would like to shine a light on these pioneers who sometimes receive little or no credit. “I am delighted once again to pay tribute to the remarkable IP pioneers...

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L&P PARTNER TO SPEAK AT DEPAUL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW (CHICAGO) ON 2/14

Ladas & Parry partner Boris Umansky will be a lecturer during the “IP Theory and Practice 2024” series at the DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, IL. Mr. Umansky will be presenting on the topic of “Trademark Practice” on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. This introductory course is a lecture series designed to introduce first year law students to various areas of intellectual property...

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USPTO NOW SAYS FEBRUARY 5TH TO BE NEW TRANSITION DATE FOR THE EPAS & ETAS

Update: The USPTO has announced that February 5th, 2024 will now be the date for the Assignment Center to replace the Electronic Patent Assignment System (EPAS) and Electronic Trademark Assignment System...

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L&P ARTICLE PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED IN THE WTR, IS NOW AVAILABLE ON LADAS.COM

An article by Ladas & Parry attorneys D. Prahl and E. Baxter titled: “False Declaration of Incontestability Not Enough to Cancel US Trademark Registration”, which was recently published in the World Trademark Review (WTR) is now available in the Education Center of at LADAS.COM....

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False Declaration of Incontestability Not Enough to Cancel US Trademark Registration

BACKGROUND: Great Concepts has owned Registration No. 2929764 for DANTANNA’S, in association with “steak and seafood restaurant”, since March 2005. In 2006 Chutter Inc’s predecessor-in-interest, Dan Tana, petitioned to cancel the mark based on a likelihood of confusion with his common law DAN TANA mark, used in association with restaurant services. The cancellation action was suspended pending the outcome of a trademark infringement...

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LADAS ATTORNEY TO ATTEND THE XXII ASIPI CONGRESS IN DECEMBER

Ladas attorney Sebastian Lovera Riso will attend the XXII ASIPI CONGRESS in Mexico City, Mexico December 3 – 6, 2023.  ...

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L&P ATTORNEYS HAVE ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE WTR

An article by Ladas & Parry attorneys D. Prahl and E. Baxter titled: “False Declaration of Incontestability Not Enough to Cancel US Trademark Registration”, was recently published in the World Trademark Review (WTR)...

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L&P Partner Contributions to Thomson Reuters IP Global Guide to Become Part of Subscription

Over the years, Ladas & Parry partner Lanning Bryer has been a valuable contributor to the Thomson Reuters IP Global Guide regarding IP Transactions. Now, the Intellectual Property Transactions Global Guide will become a part of their subscription coming this December. The IP Global Guides give readers an expansive overview of IP law practice notes, checklists, and other important...

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L&P Attorney D. Brezina to Give Live Internet Presentation Titled: “Intellectual Property ‘Quick Look’ Audits: Why and When in Business Transactions”

On November 1st  Ladas & Parry attorney David Brezina will be giving a presentation titled, “Intellectual Property ‘Quick Look’ Audits: Why and When in Business Transactions”, sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association. During this program you will learn: How to manage intellectual property portfolios and identify situations where an audit is advisable; How to identify different types of intellectual property rights as well as...

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THE EPO HAS ANNOUNCED IT WILL CEASE ITS 10 DAY RULE

Communications from the European Patent Office (EPO), which include official actions, were originally sent by registered letter and the rules were written to take this into account and assumed that such communication would take ten days to reach its destination, thereby creating a ten day grace period within which to file a response.  Communications are now electronic and the ten day grace period is no longer required. For communications issued...

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JESSIE WANG

Jessie Wang is a patent associate in the Los Angeles office of Ladas & Parry.  Jessie’s primary practice focuses on patent prosecution and counseling.  She has prepared and prosecuted in U.S. and foreign patent applications across a broad range of fields.  Jessie’s specialty is in semiconductor devices/process, imaging processing, mechanical structures, optoelectronic devices, medical devices, aeronautic applications, automotive...

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L&P PARTNERS TO SERVE ON INTA INTERNET COMMITTEE FOR THE 2024-2025 TERM

Ladas & Parry is pleased to announce that Dennis Prahl and Boris Umansky have been appointed to serve on the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Internet Committee for the 2024-2025...

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AN ARTICLE ABOUT TM INFRINGEMENT BETWEEN RISEANDSHINE BREWING CORP & PEPSICO IS NOW AVAILABLE ON LADAS.COM

An article by L&P attorneys Dennis Prahl and Edward Baxter titled: “New York Court Sides with PepsiCo on Remand in Ongoing Rise Brewing Dispute” originally  published in the World Trademark Review, is now available in the Education Center of the ladas.com...

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New York Court Sides with PepsiCo on Remand in Ongoing Rise Brewing Dispute

In Riseandshine Corporation v PepsiCo Inc (SDNY-1-21-cv-06324), plaintiff Riseandshine Corporation, doing business as Rise Brewing, brought three federal and two state claims relating to trademark infringement and unfair competition with respect to the RISE trademark against defendant PepsiCo. The US District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) granted Rise a preliminary injunction against PepsiCo, enjoining PepsiCo from using...

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L&P ATTORNEYS RANKED BY MIP MAGAZINE FOR 2023

Ladas & Parry is pleased to announce that the firm and six of its attorneys have been listed as 2023 IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine. Firm: United States (National) – Trademark Prosecution (Tier 3) New York Office: Trademark Prosecution (Highly Recommended), Patent Prosecution (Recommended) The following attorneys were ranked as IP Stars:   Bharati Bakshani: Trademark Star 2023 – New York, United States...

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L&P Partner Dennis Prahl to Speak During the AIPPI Conference in Istanbul on 10/25

Ladas & Parry partner Dennis Prahl will be a speaker during a panel discussion during the AIPPI Conference in Istanbul, Turkiye on October 25th at 11am.  The topic is: “IP Law Global Update.”  ...

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Ladas & Parry Temporary Service Interruption on Friday, September 15th, 2023

On Friday, September 15th Ladas & Parry will be migrating some of our computer systems to a data center. As a result, our email and phone service in some offices will be offline commencing about 1:00pm Eastern Time on Friday September 15th. We expect to have email and core services restored by midnight on September 15th. Thank you for your patience and understanding.  ...

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J. CORD TO ATTEND IPO ANNUAL MEETING IN BOSTON

Ladas & Parry partner Janet Cord will attend the 2023 IPO Annual Meeting in Boston from September 10th –...

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Ladas Partner to Speak During the IPO Annual Meeting in Boston on 9/12

Ladas & Parry partner Dennis Prahl will be a speaker during the 2023 IPO Annual Meeting in Boston on September 12th at 3:45pm.  The topic is: “Trademarks: Extraterritoriality Issues in Trademark Law”.    ...

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Ladas & Parry Attorney Douglas Gallagher Attended The 15th Annual Midwest USO “Clark After Dark” Event in Chicago

On Thursday, August 17th, Ladas attorney Douglas Gallagher, a former U.S. Navy test pilot and current USO Board member in Illinois, attended the “Clark After Dark” block party in Chicago, which is a celebration of American military service men and women. Money raised from this event helps the USO programs, which in turn help more than 300,000 military personnel and their families....

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ARTICLE ABOUT BUILDING DESIGN MARKS AND THEIR LACK OF DISTINCTIVENESS IS NOW AVAILABLE ON LADAS.COM

An article by Ladas attorneys Dennis Prahl and Edward Baxter titled: “TTAB CONFIRMS THAT BUILDING DESIGN MARKS LACK DISTINCTIVENESS” which was originally published in the World Trademark Review, is now available in the Education Center of the ladas.com...

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TTAB CONFIRMS THAT BUILDING DESIGN MARKS LACK OF DISTINCTIVENESS

In In re Palacio Del Rio Inc (Serial Nos 88412764 and 88437801), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) has issued an opinion affirming the refusal of two building design mark applications by Palacio Del Rio Inc (PDR) - a subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. Background: Applicant PDR owns and operates a hotel of the same name situated along the famous River Walk in San Antonio, Texas. In May 2019 PDR filed applications for two...

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LADAS ATTORNEY TO BE A PANELIST ON THE IPO CHAT CHANNEL 8/1/2023

Ladas & Parry attorney Frank Gao will be a panelist on the IPO (Intellectual Property Owners) Chat Channel to discuss ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) at 12pm on Tuesday, August 1st, titled: “Considerations for Using ADR in Intellectual Property Litigation”. Other panelists will include the Honorable Faith S. Hochberg & Betty...

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Jacqueline Lendvai

Jacqueline Lendvai is an associate in the Los Angeles office at Ladas & Parry LLP. Jacqueline’s primary focus is on the prosecution, maintenance, protection, and enforcement of trademarks, both domestically and internationally. Prior to joining the firm, Jacqueline worked full-time as a paralegal on trademark and corporate law matters while attending the four-year evening program at Southwestern Law School. While at Southwestern,...

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LADAS ATTORNEY HAS CONTRIBUTED A CHAPTER IN A RECENTLY PUBLISHED BOOK ABOUT UNITARY PATENT & UNIFIED PATENT COURT

Ladas & Parry is pleased to announce that attorney John Richards has contributed a chapter to the recently published book: “Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court” by Aloys Hüttermann.  The chapter is titled: “Comparison with U.S....

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LADAS & PARRY AND IN-HOUSE COUNSEL AT PPG INDUSTRIES ENJOY A GOLF OUTING AT ONPAR NOW IN PITTSBURGH, PA

On Tuesday June 12, 2023 certain partners and associates of Ladas & Parry enjoyed a fun-filled outing with the in-house IP and corporate counsel of PPG Industries at On Par Now: a state of the art indoor golf facility in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ladas partner Lanning Bryer remarked: “Great facility.  State of the Art.  The owner and her sister could not have been nicer and more attentive to us. We liked everything about the place. Our...

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Yekaterina (Kate) Tsyvkin

Yekaterina (Kate) Tsyvkin is an experienced litigator and a valued advisor on trademark and copyright issues. She helps her diverse clientele leverage their intellectual property assets and advises them on how to best protect and exploit their rights.  The depth and breadth of her IP litigation experience gives her clients an edge in securing, monitoring and enforcing these rights. Prior to joining Ladas & Parry LLP, Kate practiced in...

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AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE WTR ON THE TOPIC OF GENERICNESS & GRUYERE CHEESE IS NOW AVAILABLE ON THE LADAS.COM WEBSITE

An article about genericness and Gruyere cheese titled: “Fourth Circuit Confirms that ‘Gruyere’ is Generic for Cheese”, was recently published in the World Trademark Review. The article was written by Ladas attorneys Dennis Prahl, Edward Baxter and Jerry Jakubovic, and is now available in the Education section of the ladas.com...

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Fourth Circuit Confirms That ‘Gruyere’ is Generic for Cheese

Background  The appellants, Interprofession du Gruyère and Syndicat Interprofessionnel du Gruyère, are two consortiums, Swiss and French, that regulate use of the term ‘gruyere’ to refer only to cheeses produced in the Gruyère district of Switzerland, or to cheeses produced according to traditional gruyere cheese production standards in Switzerland or France. In 2015 the consortiums filed an application with the US Patent and Trademark...

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J. Richards Article about Copyright Protection for Works Resulting from Some Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the U.S. is Now Available

17 USC 102(a) provides copyright protection for original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression, now known or later developed, from which they can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated, either directly or with the aid of a machine or device. On the question of what is meant by “original”, the U.S. Copyright Office’s Compendium of Copyright Office Practices, Sections 308 and 308.1, citing the Supreme...

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Copyright Protection for Works Resulting From Some Use of Artificial Intelligence in the United States

17 USC 102(a) provides copyright protection for original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression, now known or later developed, from which they can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated, either directly or with the aid of a machine or device. On the question of what is meant by “original”, the U.S. Copyright Office’s Compendium of Copyright Office Practices, Sections 308 and 308.1, citing the Supreme...

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Article by L&P Attorney J. Richards About Recent UK Ruling Regarding Change on Address for Service Requirements for Inter Partes Matters is Now Available

A new article by Ladas & Parry attorney John Richards titled: “Change in Practice on Address for Service for International Trademarks and Designs Designating the United Kingdom” discusses a recent ruling which has resulted in a change in the address for service requirements for inter partes matters in the UK. This will primarily impact proceedings that involve UK designations of international trademarks that have been filed under the...

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Change in Practice on Address for Service for International Trademarks and Designs Designating the United Kingdom

Hitherto, if cancellation or invalidation proceedings were brought against the United Kingdom designation of an International design or trademark where no representative had been appointed in the United Kingdom, the owner would have had an effective two month period within which to take action. Under the new procedure, if a challenge is made to a UK designation of an International trademark registration or international design for which no...

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DIVERSITY IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY 2023

Ladas & Parry LLP considers diversity and inclusion as core values and principles that provide access to opportunity, consolidation of expertise and ensure excellence, particularly in the field of intellectual property. We salute the women who have helped shape the IP landscape and would like to shine a light on these pioneers who sometimes receive little or no credit. To learn more about the contributions of women to intellectual property,...

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DIVERSITY IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY 2023

"Women should always have a seat at the table. They bring a unique vision and voice in every situation. I have had great pleasure in meeting and working with many amazing women from all over the world who have overcome challenges through perseverance and hard work, while remaining true to their individual cultures and backgrounds. These women have had an uplifting influence on me both personally and professionally and I am...

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GRUYERE CHEESE IS GRUYERE CHEESE…EVEN IN THE UNITED STATES

On March 3rd, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Virginia upheld a ruling that cheese labeled GRUYERE can be used to legally describe cheese made from outside the Gruyere region of Switzerland and France.  It said “Cheese – regardless of its location of production – has been labelled and sold as Gruyere in America for decades.” The Court also stated that groups from France and Switzerland “cannot...

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Brazil Has Joined the Hague Agreement on February 13, 2023

Brazil has joined the Hague system by depositing the instrument of accession of the 1999 Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement on February 13, 2023. This agreement will enter into force in Brazil on August 1, 2023. ...

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USPTO GOES GREEN WITH ELECTRONIC PATENT GRANTS

Starting on April 18th, 2023 the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will begin moving away from paper patent grants and moving towards issuing electronic patent grants (eGrants).  Ceremonial paper versions of patent grants will be provided during the transitional period.  After the transitional period there will be a small fee for the ceremonial paper versions. To read more about this transition, please see the eGrant FAQ...

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LADAS & PARRY PARTNER WAS A SPEAKER AT DEPAUL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW ON 2/15 IN CHICAGO, IL.

Ladas & Parry partner Boris Umansky recently spoke to law students at a DePaul University College of Law event on February 15th titled: “Introduction to IP Theory and Practice 2023: Session 2 – Trademark Practice”. This introductory course is a five-lecture series designed to introduce first year students with the important practical matters of practice in the various areas of intellectual...

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Article About the Unified Patent Agreement by John Richards is Now Available

An article by John Richards about the Unified Patent Agreement, which goes into effect on June 1, 2023, is now available in the Education Center of the Ladas.com...

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THE UNIFIED PATENT AGREEMENT WILL COME INTO EFFECT ON JUNE 1, 2023

On February 17, 2023 Germany has deposited its instrument of ratification of the Unified Patent Agreement making it definite that the agreement will come into effect on June 1, 2023 and that the sunrise period will commence on March 1, 2023 . This means that as from June 1, 2023 it will be possible for European patents granted  after that date to secure a unitary patent covering  for Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland,...

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FOUR L&P NY OFFICE PARTNERS HAVE BEEN SELECTED AS WORLD’S LEADING TM PROFESSIONALS IN THE 2023 WTR 1000

Ladas & Parry is pleased to announce that Bharati Bakshani, Lanning Bryer, Ralph Cathcart and Dennis Prahl of our New York office have been chosen by the World Trademark Review for inclusion amongst the World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, 2023 Edition of the WTR 1000, with the award of: Silver – Individuals: prosecution and strategy (2023). The WTR 1000 described Ladas & Parry as having “an industry range which includes...

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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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