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April 19th, 2017 News, Recent News No Comments
This Week in Intellectual Property History
Anthony A. Coppola, Esq. On April 19, 1939 John Steinbeck’s novel, “The Grapes of Wrath” was copyright registered Steinbeck was born on February 27, 1902 in Salinas, California. After graduating from Salinas High School in 1919, Steinbeck attended Stanford University. Originally an English major, he pursued a program of independent study and his attendance was…
March 30th, 2017 News, Recent News No Comments
SUPREME COURT – EQUITABLE DEFENSE OF LACHES UNAVAILABLE TO DEFEAT CLAIM OF PATENT INFRINGEMENT
Anthony DiFilippi, Esq. In SCA Hygiene Products AB v. First Quality Baby Products LLC, Case No. 15-927 (Mar. 21, 2017), the United States Supreme Court held that “[l]aches cannot be interposed as a defense against damages where the infringement occurred within the period prescribed by [35 U.S.C.] § 286.” The Supreme Court relied on its…
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…