New Regulations for Cannabis-Based Products Take Effect

On May 2nd, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that it will be accepting trademark applications for goods that are derived from cannabis and industrial hemp. 

What Happens If Someone Opposes My Trademark?

As I’ve written before, the first thing a brand owner wishing to register their trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) should do is APPLY. Once the fee is paid, it’s assigned to an examining attorney who examines the records to see if there is a likelihood of confusion with other trademarks […]

WHERE Are The Women Inventors?

In cooperation with some international groups, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), conducted a 40-year comprehensive study through the end of 2016 profiling women inventors as they appear on US patents.

America Has Reached 10,000,000 Patents … and Counting

June 18, 2018, was a very important day in the world of U.S. patents. It was a landmark, a real milestone because, on June 18th, patent number 10 million was issued. What’s interesting is that it took 120 years to reach the millionth patent — but if you look at how things have progressed, the […]

Help! My Trademark Application Has Been Rejected!

Every so often, I get a phone call from somebody who says, “Help! My trademark application was rejected by the United States Patent and Trademark Office [USPTO].”  Rejections of trademark registration applications are more unusual than patent application rejections. As I’ve explained in previous articles it is normal and expected that a patent application will […]