Category Archives: Trademarks

Links for Week of September 16, 2022

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Links for week of July 29, 2022

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Trademark & Copyright

LG Webinar Recording – The Trademark Modernization Act

Here’s the recording of the November 10, 2021 LG Webinar I conducted on the Trademark Modernization Act: Today, on November 17, 2021, the USPTO issued its final rule setting forth the implementation plan, which varies somewhat from what was expected: The implementation date of the Act is December 18, 2021 for most procedures, with the… Continue Reading

Register for LG Webinar – How The Trademark Modernization Act will Affect Everyone

On November 10, 2021, at 12:00 PM, we invite you to attend an LG Webinar presented by Kevin Thompson entitled “How the Trademark Modernization Act Will Affect Everyone.” The Trademark Modernization Act was signed on December 27, 2020, and will be implemented by December 27, 2021. This 30-minute presentation will focus on the changes coming… Continue Reading

Disparaging Trademarks: The Skin-ny on The Slants

Here’s my presentation to the Chicago Bar Association on April 6, 2016 on “Disparaging Trademarks: The Skin-ny on The Slants.” In my talk, I explained how Section 2(a) works when the mark is considered disparaging of an identifiable group, how it was ruled unconstitutional in the recent en banc decision of the Federal Circuit in… Continue Reading