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Can I Patent That?

Article I, Section 8, Clause 8, of the United States Constitution gives Congress the power “To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.” This single sentence helped make America the innovation capital of the...

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New Administration and New Law for the USPTO

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus noted, “The only constant in life is change.” Right now, this could be the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) motto. In addition to getting new leaders, the USPTO has been tasked by Congress with updating some of its core functions. 

What New Leadership...
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NFL Trademark Registration News

In an unprecedented move, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has cancelled the trademark registration of the Washington Redskins. The team name has long been disputed as being disparaging to Native Americans, and now five Native Americans have convinced the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to cancel the trademark registration. While the ruling does not...
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Filing a Civil Litigation Lawsuit

Civil litigation is the process in which non-criminal matters are resolved in a court of law. Civil matters can be described as situations dealing with relationships between people, such as a marriage, or contracts, such as tenant/landlord disputes, or businesses, such as copyright or trademark disputes. Most civil cases begin with some sort of a...
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