The solicitor general for the United States has urged the Supreme Court to resolve a split between circuits on when a copyright infringement case can be filed in federal court. Copyright registration is a pre-requisite to filing a claim for copyright infringement.
The United Federation of Churches, more commonly known as The Satanic Temple, filed suit against Netflix and Warner Brothers yesterday in the Southern District of New York.
If you thought the tactics used by Girl Scouts to push their delicious cookies are aggressive, don’t mess with their intellectual property.
Starting today, November 1, 2018, the USPTO will implement a targeted release of its Access to Relevant Prior Art Initiative. The program intends to simplify and speed up patent application examination by automating the disclosure process between related applications.
A new rule has been proposed by the USPTO that will require foreign trademark applicants to have a United States attorney file trademarks at the Trademark Office. The exact content of the rule is still forthcoming. Currently, foreign attorneys are prohibited from..
USPTO Director Andrei Iancu continued his pro-patent campaign this in remarks about patent trolls. In a speech given in the Eastern District of Texas, a district notorious for patent troll cases, Iancu stated that attempts to thwart patent trolls have gone too far.
The USPTO sent a warning late last week that there are attempts to hijack trademark applications and registrations. The overall purpose is to allow the effected trademarks to be registered to third-parties on brand registries. This latest scam is different from the..
Zarley Law Attorney La’Cee Conley has been awarded the LEAP Community Achievement Award provided by the Des Moines Downtown Chamber of Commerce. LEAP, or the Leadership, Education, and Advancement Pipeline provides the award to “recognize the accomplishments of an individual..
Conducting intellectual property searches are crucial if you are an inventor, investor, entrepreneur, or a seasoned vet looking to have an idea protected. Here is a list of common searches that should be conducted as your business develops.
The Director General of the Trademarks Branch of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), Mesmin Pierre, indicated this week that Canada will accede to the Madrid Protocol in early 2019. The Madrid Protocol is an international treaty with 117 current members that..