Patent and Trademark Attorney Sean Detweiler Discusses Possible Risks from Using Low-Cost Trademark Registration Services in New Article

In the past 5 or so years, there have been a number of online, low-cost, entrants into the trademark registration space. Companies like The Trademark Company, TTC Business Solutions, and others, promote low-cost trademark registration services. However, questions have surfaced as to whether such services are operating ethically. Sean Detweiler discusses recent charges brought against …

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Changes to Canadian Trademark Law

On June 19, 2014, Bill C-31, Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1, received Royal Assent. The Bill contains a large series of amendments to Canada’s Trade-marks Act and will allow Canada to (among other things) accede to three key international treaties: (1) the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration …

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USPTO Reduces Certain Trademark Filing Fees

By: Tom Dunn On January 17, 2015, the USPTO reduced certain trademark filing fees and introduced a new electronic application filing option. The fee for both the TEAS Plus application and the TEAS Regular application are reduced by $50. The TEAS Reduced Fee (TEAS RF) application is a new filing option, and one may still …

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Protecting Your Trademark: Top 10 Reasons To Register Your Trademark In The U.S.

By: Tom Dunn Trademark registration is not required in the United States, however, owning a federal trademark registration enhances rights in a mark.  Here are the top ten reasons why you should register your mark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office: Prevention:  Registering your mark can prevent potential conflicts from arising. Prospective applicants …

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