WHIPgroup Wins Trademark Opposition Trial

March, 29th, 2017

In a rare full trial proceeding before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, WHIPgroup prevailed in a trademark opposition on behalf of its client Hybrid Athletics, LLC. During its trial period, Hybrid offered an abundance [Read More…]

Trademark Office Enacts New Audit Program for Declarations of Trademark Use

March, 28th, 2017

By Walter B. Welsh Effective March 21, 2017, the USPTO is auditing declarations and affidavits of trademark use submitted under sections 8 and 71 (“declarations”). The program comes in response to a pilot study that [Read More…]

WHIPgroup in 2016

January, 23rd, 2017

Our practice continues to grow and thrive. Notable accomplishments over the past year include: Achieved an extraordinary success rate (~80%) with the new P3 Program, obtaining reversals on dozens of final patent rejections without the [Read More…]

State Trademark Registration Prevails for Cannabis Industry

January, 17th, 2017

By Chelsea A. Russell The Lanham Act’s “use in commerce” requirement has long been established to mean lawful use in commerce in accordance with federal statutory law. This requirement can bar registration because the identified [Read More…]

WHIPgroup launches @PTTAB Blog

October, 24th, 2016

WHIPgroup is pleased to announce the launch of its @PTTAB blog, which will review and derive practice pointers from PTAB decisions in AIA post-grant review proceedings and patent prosecution appeals, as well as TTAB decisions [Read More…]

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