On February 10, the USPTO presents the “Three Contemporary Black Women Inventors” online event in celebration of Black History Month. The event spotlights three contemporary black women inventors: Aprille Ericsson, Ayanna Howard and Arlyne Simon.
The United States Patent & Trademark Office Issues Guide for Applications to Register Cannabis-Related Marks
On May 2, 2019 the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) issued new guidelines for businesses seeking to obtain registrations for cannabis-related marks. Any company that is in – or wants to be in – the CBD, hemp or medical marijuana business and is looking for maximum brand protection, needs to understand the new […]
Potty-Mouthed Trademarks — Supreme Court to Decide if Federal Prohibition Against Registering Them is Constitutional
It has not been two years since the Supreme Court issued its opinion in the case of Matal v. Tam – a case touching upon an issue near and dear to all of us – free speech. That case involved the situation in which, Simon Tam, the lead singer of the group, The Slants, sought […]
The Ongoing Ambiguity Over Which Inventions Are Patentable And Which Are Not – The Patent Office’s New Guidelines
On January 7, 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued new 2019 guidelines on how it will go about determining whether an invention is one which the law allows to be patented. If you have been following the news on this topic then you know that since the Supreme Court issued its Alice […]