WHIPgroup has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit on behalf of its client Vineyard Vines in the District of Connecticut, Case No. 3:17-cv-1033 (D.Conn.) (filed June 22, 2017). Vineyard Vines is a well-known American clothing and accessories brand which style is influenced by the island life of Martha’s Vineyard and sold under the famous Vineyard Vines® and EVERY DAY SHOULD FEEL THIS GOOD® trademarks, often accompanied by its signature whale logo. The complaint alleges that Preppy Outlet, an online third-party seller, is infringing numerous Vineyard Vines trademarks in the sale of unauthorized goods.
By Stephen F.W. Ball, Jr. Motions to dismiss, also called 12(b)(6) motions, have been used to eviscerate patent rights on the basis that a patent is allegedly directed to an “abstract concept” and thus lacks [Read More…]
WHIPgroup obtained another patent allowance using the After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) Program. In U.S. Application No. 15/239,469 directed to an eccentric well pipe, a Final Office Action rejected pending claims for obviousness. WHIPgroup attorneys [Read More…]
WHIPgroup attorneys were successful in using the Pre-Appeal Brief Review program to overcome a final rejection. During prosecution, the USPTO rejected claims directed to a method for actively damping oscillations in a compression process as [Read More…]