Mar 28 | 2017

The Rise of Copyright Trolls

Unlike the well-known patent trolls, “copyright trolls” have received comparatively less attention in Congress and in the media. A copyright troll is a business with the principal purpose of enforcing copyrights for which it has only a limited ownership interest.…
Jan 27 | 2017

USPTO to Increase Scrutiny of Trademark Registrations

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has adopted a rule change that will impact owners of federal trademark registrations. Effective February 17, 2017, the USPTO will begin randomly auditing Declarations of Continued Use that trademark owners must periodically file…
May 28 | 2015

Top Trademark Filing Tips for Foreign Applicants

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“PTO”) is an obvious forum for foreign trademark owners looking to protect their trademarks. There are, however, many key differences between the legal and procedural landscapes for trademarks in the U.S. and foreign…