At the end of last month, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) released a guide clarifying how they were approaching the refusals of applied-for marks that could be generic. In the past, examining attorneys at the USPTO used a heightened “clear evidence” standard when refusing an applied-for mark for genericness, which resulted in

One of the questions we hear the most from current and prospective clients is whether they should be filing a federal trademark application to protect a certain trademark. This question is often followed up with the question of which trademarks should they protect. Identifying which trademarks are important to protect and where you will get

Firstly, we hope that everyone is staying safe and handling the present circumstances as well as possible. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has taken steps to accommodate intellectual property owners affected by the coronavirus by extending certain patent and trademark-related deadlines. Below is a quick summary of those extended deadlines and the