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..
Just like going to see the doctor regularly can limit the chances of illness, the same can be said if you consult with an attorney regularly about your business or intellectual property.
A bipartisan House bill entitled “Restoring America’s Leadership in Innovation Act of 2018” has been introduced to revert the U.S. patent system to “first-to-invent” rather than “first-to-file.” H.R. 6264 also seeks to rid many post-grant proceedings, including inter partes..
Your business is growing and with it is an ever-expanding intellectual property portfolio that carries a significant cost. It is starting to look like the best option to manage the portfolio is hiring in-house counsel. There are a lot of misconceptions that go along with this..
There are many avenues an inventor can take to get an invention patented. Here is a general outline of the patent process so you are aware and prepared.
The red soled high heels of French designer Christian Louboutin have been gracing the red carpet since 1992 and recently saw further attention from Cardi B’s track “Bodak Yellow.” A favorite of celebrities and Real Housewives alike, the CL brand has become known for its..
A trademark is a word(s), a symbol, or a combination of both that identifies a source of a good or service. While some use the term servicemark to identify a mark related to a service, the terms “trademark” and “servicemark” may be used interchangeably.