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Andrei Iancu Confirmed as Director of United States Patent and Trademark Office

Andrei Iancu has been confirmed by the United States Senate as the next Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property, and the next Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Iancu was confirmed by the Senate by a vote of 94-0.

Judge Randall Rader Resigns From Federal Circuit

Chief Judge Randall Rader Resigns as Chief but will remain on the Federal Circuit.

Trademark Law: first to use v. first to file

By: Widerman Malek Team In the United States, it is not registration, but actual use of a designation as a mark that creates rights and priority over others. Thus, the rule is that ownership of a mark goes to the first-to-use, not the first-to-file. That being said, trademark ownership is not acquired by federal or […]

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