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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.

The US Patent and Trademark Office Remains Open During Government Shutdown

At 12:01 AM on January 20, 2018, the United States Government went into shutdown based on impasse in congress over budgeting.  Of course, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is an agency of the United States Government.  The government shutdown applies to all “non-essential” government agencies.  For example, agencies that are considered as […]

TRADEMARK ALERT – Trademark System Will Be Down on April 29, 2017

We just received an alert from the United States Patent and Trademark Office that the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) and the Trademark Electronic Application System International (TEASi) will be down for maintenance between 8AM ET and 4PM ET on Saturday April 29, 2017. This should not affect too many people as far as deadlines […]

Former Bank Manager Convicted in Connection With Trademark Fraud

Over the years, several of our clients have received trademark solicitations from what appeared to be legitimate entities, but which are in fact complete scams. I recently posted an article on LinkedIn regarding this issue. A typical example of one type of scam letter can be found in our previous article on this topic. A […]

Girl Scouts Launch Intellectual Property Patch

The Girl Scouts, in conjunction with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, have announced an Intellectual Property (“IP”) patch. Information about the patch can be found here. The Girl Scouts already offer an Innovation Badge, and the IP patch is meant to compliment the Innovation Badge. According to the USPTO website the “IP patch […]

Boss’s Day Breakfast 2016

October 27th began with lots of food as the office celebrated its annual “Boss’s Day Breakfast.” The staff brought in delicious homemade casseroles, pastries, fruits, donuts, juices and many other palatable breakfast items to share with their team members. The Widerman Malek Boss’s Day Breakfast is always a great time to visit with friends and enjoy a great […]

Widerman Malek, PL Goes to InterDrone

Widerman Malek, PL’s law firm was well represented at The International Drone Conference and Exposition (InterDrone) in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 7- 9th. Widerman Malek’s Unmanned Aerial Systems/Drone law group provided a table and information for attendees. The table was manned by Managing Partner, Attorney Mark Malek, Attorney Kelly Swartz and Attorney Ed Kinberg. Attorneys […]

Widerman Malek Managing Partner Attends Roundtable Discussion with Senator Rubio

Mark Malek, Managing Partner of Widerman Malek, PL. attended a roundtable discussion with United States Senator Marco Rubio on Friday August 19, 2016 at Space Florida. The Senator was so well versed on the needs of the Space Coast and on how to enhance the Aerospace and Space industry in Florida. The Senator discussed energizing […]

Re-election Reception for Judge Dugan Hosted by Widerman Malek

On Thursday, April 7th, The Committee To Re-Elect Judge David Dugan hosted a re-election reception at Hemingway’s Tavern in Melbourne. Over 100 people showed up to visit and show support for Judge Dugan. It was a fun party and a great time to catch up with friends both old and new. The weather was perfect […]

Widerman Malek at Boy Scout Golden Eagle Dinner

A great time was had by all at the Boy Scout Central Florida Golden Eagle Dinner on March 30th at the Holiday Inn, Viera. This dinner is a major fundraiser for the Boy Scouts in our area and is always well supported by our community. The boys did an awesome job presenting the colors and […]

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