Those who, like me, often record assignments at the USPTO are accustomed to the steps that are required to e-file in EPAS (electronic patent assignment system) and ETAS (electronic trademark assignment system). The steps include identifying the assignor and the assignee, and then comes the step of entering the properties for which the assignment is being recorded. Until now this steps of entering the properties was tedious and required many mouse clicks for each property. I am delighted to be able to report that USPTO has made this more user friendly! Continue reading
There are four seats left for the USPTO trademark roundtable in Denver on Friday, April 21. This is a unique opportunity to talk face-to-face with important people from the trademark office at the USPTO, including:
- Meryl Hershkowitz, Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Operations, and
- Wendy Cohen, Interlocutory Attorney, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
You will also get to meet important people from the Denver regional patent office, including Molly Kocialski, the Director of the office.
For more information, see the USPTO web site page for the roundtable here. Don’t get left out. Register today.
The place and time for Meet the Bloggers XIII is now set. Perhaps the best non-INTA event ever devised by woman or man, MTB XIII will be held on Monday, May 22nd, 7:30 – 9:30 PM, at Xup Xup in Barcelona (map). Come and meet some of the best trademark attorneys in the world, and while you’re at it say hello to the sponsors of this year’s event.
To learn more or to RSVP, click here.
Recently in the Design Listserv a Paris Convention question arose. The question was, under Article 4 of the Paris Convention, could a design application claim priority from an earlier utility application? It’s a good question and if you have any thoughts about this, I urge you to join that listserv and share your thoughts.
But what prompts this blog article is the acronym “TYFNIL”. A listserv member pointed out that even if the Office examining the design application were to find nothing wrong with such a priority claim, the owner of the design protection would never really know for sure where they stood until TYFNIL. What does that mean? Continue reading
It will be recalled that AIPLA is hosting a free-of-charge trademark roundtable at the Denver patent office. Two very important people from the Trademark Office will be there — Meryl Hershkowitz, the Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Operations, and Wendy Cohen, Interlocutory Attorney for the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. This is a rare and unique opportunity to talk face-to-face with Trademark Office people about issues that are important to you as a trademark applicant or practitioner.
Only thirteen seats remain open for this roundtable. If you want to attend, now is the time to register. You can see the event page here on the USPTO web site.
This is your opportunity to participate in a face-to-face AIPLA roundtable with leaders from the trademark office at the USPTO. The free-of-charge roundtable will take place April 21 at the Denver patent office. A free breakfast will be provided by Oppedahl Patent Law Firm LLC. For more information, and to register, click here.
Readers will recall my blog post of two weeks ago in which I described that an American filer would (for a limited time of two weeks) have an extra hour during which to file a same-day filing at the IB. Well, now it’s back to normal. Now the drop-dead time for e-filing (or fax filing) is the usual 4PM (Mountain Time).
So for your PCT filing at the RO/IB, or your direct filing of a Hague Agreement design application, or your payment of a renewal for a Madrid Protocol international trademark registration, or an Article 19 amendment, or a PCT Demand … it’s back to normal.
Today’s blog article is a “tech” article and it is a “trademarks” article. The main point of this blog article is that probably you should activate “wifi calling” on your mobile phone, if you have not already done so.
For most mobile telephone customers in the US, wifi calling has only been available for a few months. So a reader of this blog may be forgiven for having failed to activate this service before now.
What is wifi calling? Continue reading
It’s that time of year again. The time of year when it is important to keep track of the fact that Daylight Saving Time is different in Switzerland from the way it is in the United States. This is important because you might be in the US, and you might be e-filing (or fax-filing) some document with the International Bureau of WIPO. Continue reading