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High Court Leaves the Doctrine of Assignor Estoppel Intact, with Limits

USA - July 6 2021 Contrary to some predictions, assignor estoppel did not suffer the same fate in the hands of the Supreme Court as licensee estoppel in Lear v. Adkins…

Stephanie D. Scruggs

As Pandemic Drags On, Trademark Registrants May Face Maintenance Filing Hurdles

USA - February 5 2021 Despite the black humor that March 2020 has never actually ended, time does keep marching on and presenting new challenges. As we near the second…

Tips for Protecting Your Brands and Patented Products During the Coronavirus Pandemic

USA - May 4 2020 As if retailers did not have enough worries during the coronavirus pandemic already, the threat of counterfeit goods produced by (often Chinese)…

Timothy L. Capria

USPTO and Copyright Office Extend Deadlines for COVID-19 Related Delays

USA - April 7 2020 The CARES Act enacted last week authorized the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the United States Copyright Office (USCO) to…

Patent and Trademark Offices Provide Some Relief from Coronavirus, But Try to Meet Deadlines If Possible

European Union, USA - March 19 2020 Patent and trademark offices around the world have not been insulated from the effects of the global coronavirus pandemic. Many offices h…