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Understanding the USPTO’s Rules of Professional Conduct

Attorneys in all practice areas are required to adhere to a strict code of ethics. However, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) also has its own rules of professional conduct. It’s important for a trademark holder — and those se… Read More
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USPTO Shuts Down Trademark Bid from Domain Registry Company

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently affirmed a decision issued by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) to reject Vox’s .SUCKS trademark applications filed in 2018. The domain registry operator submitted two application… Read More
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Trademark Goods and Services Classes

Coming up with an idea that makes your brand stand out is just the beginning of your entrepreneurial success. Importantly, you also need to protect the mark that makes your company unique with a registered trademark. But filing a trademark applicatio… Read More
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USPTO Update: Impact on T…

USPTO Update: Impact on Trademark Policies and Proceedings

Trademark owners should be aware of several recent USPTO updates that may significantly affect them. Most notably, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has recently implemented the Trademark Modernization Act. Passed in December 2020 — and… Read More
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The Dos and Don’ts of Running a USPTO TM Search

You have created a new product or service with a great name, logo design, or catchphrase. To protect your product and business reputations and ensure no one else will be able to use your name or design, you need to register your trademark. Before you… Read More
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