International Comparative Legal Guides tapped Fross Zelnick’s Karen Lim and Richard Z. Lehv to contribute the United States chapter of their 12th edition of “Trademark Laws and Regulations 2023” guide. In this chapter, Karen and Richard cover fundamental issues in USA trademark laws and regulations,More
Allison Strickland Ricketts was quoted in Law360 on the USPTO’s recent decision to shorten the period of time to respond to office actions relating to trademark applications from six months to three months, effective December 3, 2022.
The former six-month deadline was established when the Lanham Act took effect in the 1940s.More
On behalf of client LEGO Juris A/S — owner of the world-famous LEGO trademark — the firm successfully opposed in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office an application to register the mark ECO-BRICKS in connection with “toy building blocks” on grounds of descriptiveness.More
Managing Intellectual Property recently quoted Nadine H. Jacobson about how counsel manage trademark procedures across the globe. The difference in requirements for use and description and cancellation proceedings in the EU and US can call for a multi-strategy approach, since both agency’s policies have their pros and cons.More
1. All Applicants/Registrants — Domicile Information (required now)
USPTO now requires all applicants and registrants to provide their physical
street address in order to establish their “domicile.” The USPTO requires
domicile information even if the trademark owner is represented by counsel.More
The USPTO periodically updates its database of approved
identifications of goods and services. https://idm-tmng.uspto.gov/id-master-list-public.html.
These changes often are made to conform
to updates in the international Nice Classification system. Another source of changes is user suggestions
to add identifications for types of goods/services or goods/services which are
not well-covered in the existing USPTO Manual of Acceptable Identifications.More