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Trademarks to Be Filed Electronically Starting October 5, 2019

Trademarks to Be Filed Electronically Starting October 5, 2019

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published “Changes to the Trademark Rules of Practice to Mandate Electronic Filing” on July 31, 2019.  This new rule, mandating “complete end-to-end” electronic filing in all trademark matters, goes into effect on October 5...
Overturned Trademark Ban is a Win for Free Speech

Overturned Trademark Ban is a Win for Free Speech

On June 24, in a 6-3 decision, the US Supreme Court overturned the ban on trademarks deemed “immoral” or scandalous”. In 1991, Eric Brunetti, founder of Los Angeles streetwear clothing line FUCT had his trademark request rejected by the US Patent and Trademark Office...