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Trademark Owners: USPTO Promulgates Request for Comments on “Bullying” Trademark Litigation Tactics

By Tracy Stewart DeMarco and James Paul Williamson The United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") recently issued a request for comments concerning perceived overreaching trademark litigation tactics that may harm small businesses. The USPTO promulgated this request as part of a...

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery: USPTO Introduces a New Status and Document Retrieval System – December 21, 2011

UPDATE of Dec. 16 alert: The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has introduced a new system for viewing the status and documents of trademark applications and registrations. The new system, known as the Trademark Status and Document Retrieval System ("TSDR"), can now be publicly accessed...

Environmental Initiatives and the Role of the USPTO'S Green Technology Pilot Program

By Sarah M. Wong* * J.D. Candidate, 2012, Marquette University Law School. Excerpt from Environmental Initiatives and the Role of the USPTO'S Green Technology Pilot Program , 16 Marq. Intell. Prop. L. Rev. 233 (Winter 2012) I. Introduction The United States (U.S.) has entered a heightened...

A Look at the USPTO Backlog Statistics

As the USPTO fiscal year comes to an end on September 30, I thought this would be a good time to review the USPTO backlog statistics. The currently available data reflects the backlogs as of the start of August 2013, and reveals a decrease in the backlog of unexamined applications, a slight decrease...

USPTO Remains Open For Business Despite Government Shutdown

USPTO Operations Unaffected by Government Shutdown….For Now With many government agencies shutting down all but the most essential operations today, including the International Trade Commission (ITC), the USPTO remains open. With roughly 4 weeks of funding available, the USPTO expects to maintain...