On January 22 the USPTO announced a pilot program to streamline cancellation proceedings for allegedly abandoned and unused trademarks. Under this program, once an answer is filed, the assigned TTAB Interlocutory Attorney has the parties participate in a mandatory discovery conference. At the mandatory discovery conference both the Interlocutory Attorney and an Administrative Trademark Judge are present. The conference is not just for discovery but also covers stipulations of fact, evidentiary stipulations, limits to discovery, and potential summary judgment. Once a case is ready for a final decision, the decision will be made within 50 days. This expedited process is more efficient and cost effective than a traditional cancellation proceeding and should be considered as an option by clients who want to cancel a registered mark for abandonment or lack of use.
The Gallery WHIPgroup is a collaboration between the Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery and Whitmyer IP Group in recognition of their joint dedication to celebrate both downtown Stamford and creativity in all its forms. Curated by [Read More…]
WHIPgroup attorneys were successful in overcoming § 101 rejections for a patent application directed to an Intellectual Property (IP) system. The invention relates to an automated network-based system that replicates IP applications between jurisdictions for [Read More…]
WHIPgroup is seeking a new resident for the InventLab™ tech accelerator program located in its Stamford, CT offices. InventLab™ is intended to build upon WHIPgroup’s successful Stamford Tech Entrepreneur Meetup (meetup.com/whipgroup) by offering direct support [Read More…]