Monthly Archives: October 2011

Trademark Cancellation Proceedings

There are two ways to oppose the registration of a trademark: opposition proceedings and cancellation proceedings. If the mark is still undergoing prosecution (it has not been issued or denied yet), then there is a 30-day window after the publication … Continue reading

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Implications of the new patent bill (America Invents Act)

On September 8, 2011, the Senate passed the Leahy-Smith America Invents acts (AIA), which was signed by President Obama on September 16, 2011. The AIA has created significant changes to the US patent system. The most significant changes affecting independent … Continue reading

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