We counsel clients how to best protect trademarks, service marks and trade dress. To that end, we research potential marks for conflicting third-party rights. Through this clearance process, clients can avoid issues before investing resources into a mark.
Once cleared, we proceed with securing the mark though domestic and foreign registrations. We are very experienced in filing and prosecuting trademark applications through the USPTO and for the added convenience of clients, we also utilize a network of foreign attorneys to secure registration throughout the world.
On April 23rd, 2020 the Supreme Court handed down a decisive ruling in Romag Fasteners, Inc. v. Fossil Group, Inc., giving an important new development to how damages are calculated in trademark infringement cases. Specifically, this holding removed the requirement...
Update in Data Rights Protections for companies’ participation in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)
Companies participating in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs have certain restrictions to their intellectual property rights if they receive funding from the federal government through their SBIR/STTR...
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued notice for temporary modification of certain deadlines on March 31, 2020 under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. According to the Act, the USPTO Director may toll, waive,...
On May 14, 2018, the Supreme Court handed down a decision striking down the federal prohibition on sports betting. This decision allows states to begin offering legal sports betting, in accordance with the state laws they develop…Professional leagues are trying to get in on the action as well.
One of the primary requirements for trademark registration is that the mark is “Use in Commerce”, or that the mark was used in commerce in connection with a good or service for which it is being registered. The exact definition of the extent of “use” required was vague however.