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Celebrating Creativity and Innovation: USPTO Issues Milestone 1 Millionth Design Patent

September 28, 2023 | Intellectual Property,Patents

In a historic moment for American innovation, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has officially granted its one millionth design patent. Design patent 1 million arrives 181 years after printer George Bruce received the first design patent in 1842 for a groundbreaking new typeface. Since then, design patents have shielded the distinctive appearances of…

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Trademark Protection for Product Packaging: Key Legal Requirements

May 23, 2023 | Intellectual Property

Product packaging and product configuration are two distinct aspects of intellectual property law. While both can be protected under trademark law, they have different requirements and legal standards. In this blog, we will examine the differences between product packaging and product configuration under trademark law. Product Packaging Product packaging refers to the physical appearance of…

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Investiture of Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson

October 10, 2022 | Uncategorized

On September 30, 2022, Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson was formally inducted to the Supreme Court at her investiture ceremony. She was already sworn in as of June 30, 2022, and now officially takes her seat on the Court. Associate Justice Jackson is the 116th Supreme Court Justice, the sixth woman, and first Black woman…

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Journey’s Next Journey

September 21, 2022 | Intellectual Property

Former singer of the legendary band Journey, Steve Perry, has filed to cancel trademark registrations allegedly owned by other current Journey band members, including lead guitarist Neal Schon and keyboardist/rhythm guitarist Jonathan Cain. Under 15 U.S.C. §1064: “A petition to cancel a registration of a mark, stating the grounds relied upon, may, upon payment of…

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