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Trademark Renewal Solicitation Letters – Are They Scams?

Without a doubt, I get close to two or three calls/emails a week from clients telling me that they received something in the mail telling them that they have to pay a fee in order to keep their trademark registration alive, to renew their trademark registration or, my personal favorite, to “monitor” their trademark application. […]

Decrease in Patent Cooperation Treaty Fees

In the world we live in with record inflation and price increases, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has announced that the fees associated with certain filings for the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) have decreased effective January 1, 2023. The complete US Patent Office fee schedule can be found here. The specific fees that […]

Widerman Malek Client, Carol Craig, Featured on Good Morning America

On Monday, November 14, 2022, Carol Craig, Founder and CEO of Sidus Space, was featured on Good Morning America during their Trailblazing Women series. This series focuses on women that are breaking barriers in various industries and serving as examples/role models to younger women. This feature was very special to the Widerman Malek team as […]

Patent Office Introduces AI Capability for Search

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) introduced new artificial intelligence (AI) capability for examiner searching. The bulletin regarding this announcement can be found here.  In the bulletin, it is explained that the AI system can be used by examiners to assist in conducting searches for prior art during the examination process of the […]

NFL and College Football Trademarks – Part 2

Many years ago, I wrote an article about using NFL trademarks, which can be found here. As a result of that article, and despite the advice in it, I continue to get many questions asking if an NFL logo can be used to sell something. Everything Except the Logo? Some people try to get crafty […]

Recent Developments for Intellectual Property Rights in India

Widerman Malek strives to keep our clients informed about the latest national and global intellectual property news. Our Mumbai colleagues from the law firm of Singhania & Co. recently shared their newsletter about intellectual property in India. Here is what you need to know: In the recent times, India has been trying to establish itself […]

Hong Kong Launches New Patent System

At Widerman Malek, we have a global network of attorneys and law firms to keep our clients apprised of new procedures in the world of intellectual property. Our Hong Kong colleagues, Ai-Leen Lim and Charlie Liu of AWA Asia, recently posted an update about Hong Kong’s new patent system. Here is what you need to […]

Japan IP High Court Says, Steak Providing System is Patent Eligible

Our firm prides itself on being a resource for our clients and referral sources for all legal matters including intellectual property.  Our relationships create a network of lawyers and firms across the world keeping us at the forefront of new procedures and changes in patent and trademark law. Our fellow Japanese intellectual property attorney, Aki […]

Official Examination Fees will Increase in Japan

We are proud to be a resource for our clients and referral sources especially when it relates to intellectual property matters.  We have a network of lawyers and firms across the world to help keep us apprised of new procedures and changes in the patent and trademark law. We recently received an update related to […]

United States Trademark Office Launches Pilot Program For Trademark Cancellation Proceedings

The USPTO announced that it was launching a pilot program to streamline cancellation proceedings for registered trademarks that may have been abandoned or that the trademark owner is not currently using.  The Trademark Office indicated that such trademark registrations often act as a hindrance to trademark owners that are actually using their trademarks but cannot […]

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