During a recent conversation with a patent examiner an interesting consequence of the COVID-19 outbreak came to light. Many applicants have taken advantage of the extensions afforded by the USPTO in relation to many patent and trademark deadlines and the waiver of associated..
The coronavirus is having an impact all over the world. In order to ensure the safest conditions for our clients and our team, we have made the decision to suspend operation of our downtown Des Moines office for the time being.
Last month the U.S. Trademark Office removed any ambiguity that may have existed with its new rule that requires foreign entities to use U.S. attorneys when working with the Trademark Office.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) provides a unique set of advantages and challenges to the USPTO. Over the past few months, the USPTO has taken steps to prepare for the rise in AI—internally and externally.
The Ohio State University caused a stir last month by filing for trademark protection over the word “THE”. As discussed in our previous post, Ohio State indicated that the mark was going to be used for clothing, including t-shirts and hats.
Earlier this month, the California Senate unanimously approved a bill permitting college athletes to receive sponsorship and endorsement money—something the NCAA currently prohibits.
Back in early 2018, Charles Armstrong’s company Armstrong Interactive filed for registration of the trademark “Double Dare”. His application indicated that he intends to use the mark for none other than “entertainment, namely, a continuing children’s show….”
Depending upon your invention, your situation, and your objective, the type of patent you choose to pursue can be an important decision. Each type of patent application has different strengths and weaknesses that can make a difference in maximizing the value of your..
In one of the most Ohio State moves ever, the University has applied for trademark protection on the word “THE”. Ohio State filed for registration last week and indicates that the trademark will be used on clothing including T-shirts, baseball caps, and hats.
What is a USPTO examiner interview?A USPTO examiner interview is a useful tool during patent prosecution to clarify positions, resolve issues and provide a better understanding of the patent application. When done correctly, it can expedite patent prosecution and reduce..