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The U.S. Supreme Court found that the disparagement clause of the trademark law is an unconstitutional violation of a trademark owner’s First Amendment right to free speech.

The After Final Pilot Consideration 2.0 and Quick Path IDS pilot programs have been further extended to September 30, 2018.

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The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Oil States and SAS Institute​ patent cases on November 27, 2017.

January 14, 2017 marked the effective date for trademark fee changes at the USPTO as well as rule changes for proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  The fee and rule changes encourage and/or mandate electronic filing.

Andrei Iancu has been announced as the nominee for Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

2017 Firm News Archive

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