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February 2nd, 2017 News, Recent News No Comments
USPTO Enacts Post-Registration Audit Program
Frank Terranella, Esq. The USPTO has instituted a permanent audit program under which it will conduct random audits of at least 10% of all maintenance and renewal filings to assure that the goods and services claimed are actually in use As part of the review of the selected filings, in addition to the one specimen…
February 1st, 2017 News, Recent News No Comments
ABELMAN, FRAYNE AND SCHWAB PRODUCES A MAJOR TRADEMARK WIN — TTAB DISMISSES OPPOSITION TO TEQUILA CERTIFICATION MARK.
Marie Anne Mastrovito, Esq. Following a lengthy Opposition proceeding, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) found in favor of our client and held that TEQUILA may be registered as a geographic certification mark in the United States. The 75 page decision (including a 12 page appendix) which issued on January 23, 2017, was the…
November 28th, 2016 News, Recent News No Comments
DMCA – Reduced Fee for Share Harbor Paperless Agent Designators
Jeffery A. Schwab, Esq. Effective December 1, 2018 a less expensive and more reliable process is available to passive internet service providers that avail themselves of the benefits of safe harbor provisions of DMCA arising out of having an agent designated for take down notices. In an effort to provide more easily accessible current information…
August 5th, 2016 News, Recent News No Comments
GUIDANCE FROM THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT ON RAND LICENSE ROYALTIES
Charles Stein, Esq. Devices manufactured by different companies can often work together because they adhere to standards established by industry groups. Where the standards are based upon patented subject matter (“standard essential patents” or “SEPs”), the standard-setting groups typically require that the patentee establish reasonable and non-discriminatory (RAND) terms for licensing its technology. In patent…