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Post-Grant Patent Proceedings
March 21, 2018
On the Fundraising Circuit? NDAs are a Bad Idea; Do This Instead.
March 12, 2018
Finjan Your Claims to Patent Eligibility
March 6, 2018
The “Quick & Dirty” Provisional – And Other Mythical Creatures
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December 28th, 2017
The Curious Case of Comic Con; Or is it Comic-Con?
On Friday, December 8, 2017, a jury in San Diego, California found that Salt Lake Comic Con infringed the trademark…
December 13th, 2017
Do I Need to Register My Trademark?
“Do I need to register the trademarks I use for my products or services?” This question is asked by many…
November 20th, 2017
Understanding Some of the Benefits and Risks of Intent-to-Use Trademark Applications in the USPTO
INTRODUCTION The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) employs a system that is unique in requiring both: (1) trademark…
June 13th, 2017
Charging Bull v. Fearless Girl: A Brief Overview
On March 7, 2017, “Fearless Girl” was installed opposite “Charging Bull” in New York City’s financial district. Fearless Girl’s message…
January 19th, 2016
In re Tam: Federal Circuit Rules That First Amendment Requires Federal Government To Allow Registration of Disparaging Trademarks
On December 22, 2015, the en banc Federal Circuit ruled 9-3 in In re Tam that the statute barring federal…
April 8th, 2015
Supreme Court Rules That Trademark Opposition Decisions by TTAB Can Provide Basis For Issue Preclusion in Federal Court
On March 24, 2015, the Supreme Court delivered its ruling in B & B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc. …
January 29th, 2015
Hana Financial v. Hana Bank: Supreme Court Holds That Trademark “Tacking” Is A Question For Juries
On January 21, 2015, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank, in which the…
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