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Outside US Trademark Filing Choices

Posted on May 6 by

If you are doing business beyond the borders of the USA, it is important to register any trademarks you use abroad to cover the countries in which you are operating or selling,...


Post-Grant Review Proceedings

Posted on Sep 23 by

Post-Grant Review Proceedings The new United States patent law (AIA) includes several post grant procedures for affecting the patent. This paper will address post grant review...


America Invents Act

Posted on Sep 15 by

A. Major Change Resulting from the America Invents Act (AIA) The subject of “first inventor to file, replacing the current “first to invent” system, has gotten...


America Invents Act

Posted on Sep 15 by

The America Invents Act (AIA) One of the (potentially) most useful aspects of the AIA is already effective. It is Prioritized Examination (Track 1). For $4,000 ($2,000 for small...



Posted on Sep 15 by

TRADEMARKS A. THE INTERNATIONAL WORLD OF TRADEMARKS 1. The European Union In the European Union the Community Trademark (CTM) registration system covers all EU countries with a...