Federal Circuit Guidance on Trademark Webpage Specimens

May, 7th, 2019

By Walter B. Welsh A webpage qualifies as use in commerce if it is a point-of-sale. A recent precedential decision, In re Siny Corp., provides guidance on what constitutes a point-of-sale. This article discusses that [Read More…]

WHIPgroup InventLab™ resident encaptiv™ Celebrates Successful Beta Launch; Is Recognized by Tech Tribune

March, 5th, 2019

WHIPgroup’s InventLab™ resident encaptiv™ – a Connecticut-based startup co-founded by Shannon Malkin Daniels, Matt Daniels, and Josh Gaddy – has been hard at work and is extremely pleased with the reception of the December 2018 [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Wins Clients 10s of Millions in 2018

March, 4th, 2019

Attorneys at WHIPgroup boast multiple million dollar settlements for their clients in 2018. The cases involved a variety of technologies and markets. Successful enforcement of trademarks, designs and utility patents all contributed to client  returns. [Read More…]

Race to the Courthouse: The role of Declaratory Judgements in Trademark Infringement Cases

January, 31st, 2019

By Lauren C. Matturri In December 2018 toy company MGA Entertainment Inc. filed a declaratory judgment against Louis Vuitton.[1]  This was to preempt the French fashion house from claiming MGA Entertainment’s Pooey Puitton toy was [Read More…]

USPTO Launches Expedited Cancellation Pilot Program for Unused Trademarks

January, 30th, 2019

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 [Read More…]

You’re invited to “Patent Secrets: Protecting Your IP” on Feb. 4th

January, 28th, 2019

On February 4, 2019, Walter Welsh of WHIPgroup will present on Patent Secrets: Protecting Intellectual Property for the Entrepreneurial Society of Stamford at Serendipity Labs, 700 Canal Street, Stamford. For event details, click here.

WHIPgroup Presents on Patents and Trademarks at TechXel Stamford: Venture Expert Series

January, 9th, 2019

On February 12, 2019, Wes Whitmyer of WHIPgroup will present on patents and trademarks at TechXel’s Venture Expert Series. For event details, click here.

WHIPgroup Argues Federal Circuit Appeal

January, 9th, 2019

WHIPgroup partner Michael J. Kosma argued an appeal on behalf of Connecticut-based Hybrid Athletics before the Federal Circuit on Monday, January 7. The appeal, brought by Hylete LLC, stemmed from a trial before the Trademark [Read More…]

Trademark Registration: An Essential Step to Protecting Your Business

December, 21st, 2018

By Walter B. Welsh In today’s internet-based economy, achieving and maintaining brand exclusivity is critical to driving customer traffic to your business. A recent analysis of consumer products sold through e-commerce sites shows 75% of [Read More…]

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