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Virginia Imagination Made Real EXPO for Innovators

August 31, 2010 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Business, Copyright Articles, Inventor & Entrepreneur Updates, Press release 

The Virginia Inventors Forum, Inc. (VIF) announces the “Imagination Made Real Expo 2010” to be held on October 23, 2010 at the Historic Triangle Community Center located at 312 Waller Mill Road in Williamsburg, VA. The “Imagination Made Real Expo 2010” will provide all artists, students, inventors, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and creators of innovative work [...]

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Trademark Abbreviations & The Public Use Doctrine

August 18, 2010 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Business, law, trademark, Trademark Articles 

Does trademark registration protect the nickname of the registered mark?  For example, if someone owned the mark PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY would the abbreviation PBJ or PB&J be protected?  Under the public use doctrine, abbreviations or nicknames used by the public can give rise to protectable trademark rights.  Nat’l Cable Television Ass’n, Inc. v. American [...]

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Antonio Vann joins Williamsburg, VA intellectual property law firm

August 17, 2010 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Business, Press release 

WILLIAMSBURG, VA        The law firm of Bambi Faivre Walters, PC hires Antonio G. Vann to join its Williamsburg, Virginia, legal team.  Vann focuses his practice on trademark, unfair competition, and copyright law as well as business and commercial transaction law.  He offers services to assist with protecting, commercializing, and enforcing intellectual property assets. In this [...]

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Interim USPTO Guidance in View of Bilski

August 16, 2010 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Inventor & Entrepreneur Updates, law, Patent Articles 

USPTO Issues Interim Guidance for Determining Subject Matter Eligibility for Process Claims in View of Bilski v. Kappos Note:  the public is invited to comment on the interim guidance The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has prepared further interim guidance for the patent examining corps to use when determining subject matter eligibility under 35 [...]

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