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People who have filed to register a trademark in the USPTO have likely received scam notices of the type addressed by these recent blogs from the USPTO. Additionally, we warn every trademark client about these scams. We even go as far as to use The Maxham Firm as the trademark owner’s contact address so that…

Written By: Lawrence A. Maxham Design patents are growing strength in the US. Over the years design patents had been relegated to also-ran, or poor cousin status, in relation to utility patents. However, results in court over the last couple of decades would belie that status. A great example of this trend toward the value…

Intellectual Property and the Pandemic Written by Lawrence A. Maxham As a small business, The Maxham Firm understands the tough decisions you have had to make to keep your business going through the Covid-19 pandemic. We also understand that some businesses are reducing their patent portfolios to save money as their operations are restricted or…

Provisional Patent Applications: A History   Since being established in 1994 as an amendment to the Patent Act of 1952, which sought to create timing advantages, like that of the Paris convention of 1883 for foreign filing (you can read our previous blog on foreign filing here), provisional holds this date for foreign filing as well,…

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