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USPTO Combatting Scams With Federal Trademark Registration
Author: Libby Babu VargheseDate: September 14, 2021
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is using federal trademark registration to combat the growing number of scams targeting its users. While it is certainly ironic that the USPTO is seeking to register its own trademarks with the USPTO, the more significant takeaway should be the value of obtaining registered trademark protection.
“Like any other brand owner facing infringement by third parties, if we have federal trademark registrations, they will help us take appropriate legal action as needed to protect the USPTO brand from improper use by those trying to impersonate or falsely claim affiliation or endorsement with the USPTO,” David Gooder, Commissioner for Trademarks, wrote in a recent blog post.
Divided Supreme Court Narrows Doctrine of Patent Assignor Estoppel
In Minerva Surgical Inc. v. Hologic Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court declined to abolish the doctrine of patent assignor estoppel......
Don’t Get Sticker Shock - New USPTO Fees Now in Effect
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has increased most of its patent fees, with the changes taking effect on...
How to Take Advantage of the USPTO’s COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program
In an effort to foster innovation, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently announced a new COVID-19 Prioritized Examination...
Plant Patent 101 for Cannabis and Hemp Businesses
A Plant Patent is an Intellectual Property Right That Protects a Distinct and New Variety of Plant - CWB Holdings...
Will Your Design Patent Hold Up in Court?
October 14, 2019
The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Recently Held that the Scope of a Design Patent can be Limited by the...
Why is the STRONGER Patents Act of 2019 So Controversial?
October 7, 2019
Last Month, the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Intellectual Property Held a Hearing on the Stronger Patents Act of 2019......