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Are you getting sued? What getting a Cease and Desist letter means for you.

January 26, 2011 by · Comments Off
Filed under: law 

Understanding Cease and Desist letters can help you make the right decisions.

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What does ‘Use in Commerce’ mean in your USPTO trademark application?

January 14, 2011 by · Comments Off
Filed under: law, trademark, Trademark Articles 

Before a mark can be registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office an applicant must demonstrate the mark’s “Use in Commerce”. Simply meeting the evidentiary burdens of the USPTO application, however, does not necessarily mean your registered mark will stand up to an attack of the mark’s validity. The concept of ‘Use in Commerce’ is essential for every trademark applicant to understand, as a misapplication of this concept can result in an abandoned application or worse, a registration that crumples under a legal challenge.

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FCC issues new Net Neutrality rules

January 4, 2011 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Internet, law 

New Net Neutrality rules have been enacted by the FCC and have sparked criticism from all sides.

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USPTO Extended Missing Parts Pilot Program: Lay-A-Way Option Available to December 7, 2011

January 2, 2011 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Business, Inventor & Entrepreneur Updates, Patent Articles 

Note:  this article is not intended to provide any legal advice. On December 8, 2010, the USPTO launched an “Extended Missing Parts” Pilot Program that permits applicants to delay some fees and some costs associated with patent formalities for another twelve months for original U.S. non-provisional applications that directly claim priority to a U.S. provisional [...]

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