MEET THE BLOGGERS, widely recognized as the best non-INTA event ever devised, will be convened for the fifteenth time (thus “MTB XV”) on Monday, May 20th, 8:00 – 10:00 PM, at Kings Dining and Entertainment (a/k/a KINGS BOWL), 60 Seaport Boulevard (a few blocks from the Convention Center). Come and meet some of the best trademark attorneys in the world, and while you’re at it say hello to the bloggers. For details, directions, and the RSVP link, go HERE.
For the past three weeks the situation for e-filing at WIPO has been that the local time to e-file so as to get a same-day filing date in Switzerland has been different from usual. But today the people in Switzerland have turned their clocks forward. So things are back to normal.
For example if you are in the Mountain time zone, once again as of today you will be counting toward 4PM local time to get a same-day filing date in Switzerland. (For the past three weeks the answer was 5PM.)
Will you be in Boston at the time of the INTA meeting? I already told you to save the date (February 17, 2019 blog post) for the E-Trademarks reception. Now the venue and time of day are also set.
The Ninth Annual E-Trademarks listserv reception will take place on Tuesday, Mary 21, 2019. This will be at The Black Rose (restaurant web site). The event will run from 6PM to 9PM.
05/21/2019 06:00 PM
05/21/2019 09:00 PM
e-Trademarks listserv reception
for members of the listserv and their guests
The Black Rose, 160 State Street, Boston, MA 02109
This reception is for members of the E-Trademarks listserv, and for guests of members of the listserv.
Please RSVP here.
The reception is intended to be a nonprofit event, supported mostly by sponsors. If you are interested in being a co-sponsor of the event (with credit given through the listserv and on this blog and during the event itself), please get in touch with me.
We are renting out the entire second story of the restaurant (photo at right). Here is the location of the event.
There is one other important event during this time that you need to know about: Meet the Bloggers XV.
Canada has joined the Madrid Protocol. The Protocol will enter into force for Canada on June 17, 2019. Continue reading
Hello readers. After comments from several people I went to look closely at my four recent posts:
- Get your numbers in for the 2018 US plant patent toteboard
- Get your numbers in for the 2018 US design patent toteboard
- Get your numbers in for the 2018 US utility patent toteboard
- Get your numbers in for the 2018 US trademark registration toteboard
Each blog article contains four important links for you to click on:
- a link to the questionnaire where you can enter your numbers for the particular category in that particular blog post, and
- crosslinks to the other three blog posts.
In each case the questionnaire link works fine so far as I am aware. But until today, each place where there was a crosslink to one of the other three blog posts, the crosslink was no good. It asked for a user ID and password instead of taking you to the desired page.
Thanks to alert readers, I have hopefully corrected the crosslinks.
Hopefully everybody will get their numbers in soon.
It’s that time of year again. A year ago we published the 2017 US Trademark Toteboard and before that, the 2016 US Trademark Registration Tote Board and before that, the 2015 US Trademark Registration Tote Board. Now it’s time to get your numbers in for the fourth annual US Trademark Registration Tote Board.
The goal of this toteboard is to list the firms that helped clients obtain US trademark registrations in 2018. The toteboard seeks to list US trademark registrations granted in 2018. The closing date for the questionnaire will be Thursday, March 21, 2019.
You can see the previous Toteboards here.
To learn more and to report your numbers for the 2018 US Trademark Registration tote board, please click here.
More than five hours have passed since my blog posting that points out that right now you probably have an extra hour for e-filing of stuff at the International Bureau of WIPO. Why do you have this extra hour? You have this extra hour because probably you are in the US and you set your clocks forward. And (this is the important part) the folks in Switzerland did not pick today to set their clocks forward. (They will set their clocks forward in about three weeks, on March 31.)
Anyway, during this past five hours I sort of figured that at least one alert reader would have posted a comment about the imminent demise of Daylight Saving Time. Yet, astonishingly, this has not happened! So I will now discuss the imminent demise of Daylight Saving Time. Continue reading
It’s that time of year again. People in the US who sometimes e-file stuff at the International Bureau at WIPO will have memorized exactly what the local time is that works out to being midnight in Switzerland … and for the next three weeks, the answer to this question will be different from the usual answer. Continue reading