by Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. on 2/15/2019
On January 7, 2019, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued new guidance on Patent Eligibility, seeking to improve the overall clarity, consistency, and predictability of patent eligibility analysis performed by…more
Brand Protection: Looking Beyond Trademarks to A Broader Arsenal of Intellectual Property Tools
by Foley & Lardner LLP on 2/15/2019
Manufacturers may assume that protection of their brands can only be achieved through trademark protection of names, logos, and slogans. In fact, a broad arsenal of intellectual property tools is available to ensure that…more
Generic trademarks are those which, due to their popularity and/or common usage, have become synonymous with the products or services. Such trademarks include Kleenex, Band-Aid, Jeep, Aspirin, and Cellophane. Such marks,…more
EUIPO to use blockchain in fight against counterfeiting
by Hogan Lovells on 2/14/2019
What has happened? The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has launched a new forum based on blockchain to combat counterfeiting….more
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