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PTO Lowers the Bar for Genericness Refusals

USA - July 14 2022 The US Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) recently issued Examination Guide 1-22, Clarification of Examination Evidentiary Standard for Marks Refused as…

Delay in Enforcing Trademark Measured from When Infringement Became Actionable

USA - May 26 2022 Addressing laches and progressive encroachment, the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit reversed and remanded a district court’s grant of…

Developments shaping trademark law

USA - March 15 2022 In 2020, US Congress enacted the TMA. Some of its changes merely codify the existing practice of the PTO, such as the letter of protest. Others…

Tackling counterfeit dangers as online shopping promotes economic boom

USA - March 15 2022 It's no surprise that during another year of pandemic living, ecommerce is booming. Consumers, avoiding crowded stores, take to the internet to buy…

2022 IP Outlook Report: The Developments Shaping Trademark Law

Global, USA - February 15 2022 While Gen Z taught us all on TikTok how not to be "cheugy," or out of touch with pop culture, similarly, Trademark Law in 2021 ushered in new and…

Joshua Revilla, Sarah Bro, Elizabeth Teter