USPTO Enacts Post-Registration Audit Program

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 of use per class... Continue Reading

This Week in Intellectual Property History

On June 28, 1955, Angostura Bitters Ltd. received a registration for their brand of aromatic bitters used to flavor drinks: ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters is a highly concentrated food and beverage flavouring. Made from a secret formula, it is a unique blend of natural herbs and spices that is used to flavour a wide... Continue Reading