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Trademark Modernization Act Takes Effect in Mid-December: What You Need To Know

Posted on Dec 7, 2021 in Articles

Regulations implementing the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (TMA) will officially take effect in mid-December, with the majority of provisions going into effect on December 18, 2021 and changes to office action response periods taking effect on December 1, 2022.

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A Parade of Intellectual Property: What We Can Learn From the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®

Posted on Nov 24, 2021 in Articles

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® is an advertiser’s paradise, a literal parade of intellectual property with a guaranteed national audience.  The modern version of the parade has evolved far beyond a trademark showcase and has embraced music and even fine art, bringing copyright issues into the mix.  With hundreds of intellectual property rights at play—far from a light lift to coordinate—viewers may wonder, how does it all come together?

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The Dawn of DOCX: Modernization Underway at the USPTO

Posted on Sep 7, 2021 in Articles

On June 2, 2021, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that its previously PDF-based filing […]

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Inside the Recent USPTO Reforms: Heightened Requirements for Patentability, but Good News for Small Businesses

Posted on Jul 1, 2021 in Articles

Changes are coming for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  Within one week, the Supreme Court […]

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What Are NFTs? The Latest Blockchain Tech You Need to Know to Protect Your IP

Posted on May 20, 2021 in Articles

A blockchain company purchased an original Bansky artwork for $95,000.[1]  Then they set it on fire.[2]  Why?  The […]

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Louboutin® is Red, and Tiffany® is Blue: How to Protect Your Business’s Signature Hue

Posted on Mar 1, 2021 in Articles

Tiffany® blue.  UPS® brown.  And now, more recently, Starbucks® green and white.[1] The choice of color in a […]

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Preclusive Effect of ITC Determinations Presentation to PIPLA by Allison White

Posted on Feb 22, 2021 in News

Caesar Rivise, PC’s Allison White was a featured speaker at the February 17, 2021 virtual meeting of the […]

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Putting the ® in Rudolph (and Other Holiday Trademarks): Safeguarding your Seasonal Brands

Posted on Dec 23, 2020 in Article

It’s the holiday season, and, even in pandemic times, retail is at an annual high.   As a result, […]

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Allison White to be Featured Speaker on Trademarks and the International Trade Commission

Posted on Dec 14, 2020 in Firm News

Caesar Rivise, PC’s Allison White will be the featured speaker at the December 15, 2020 virtual meeting of […]

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Use It or Lose It: Claim Construction and In re Google Tech Holdings LLC

Posted on Nov 19, 2020 in Articles

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that Google forfeited its claim construction arguments when it did not earlier present them to the PTAB.

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