The number of international trademark filings in the United States has increased significantly over the last several years. In the past, foreign registrants were able to apply for a U.S. trademark without U.S. legal representation, but that may soon change. The USPTO has issued a new proposal, effective in July, that will require foreign trademark […]
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Massive Wave of Fraudulent US Trademark Filings Likely Caused by Chinese Government Payments
As the USPTO deals with an increasing number of fraudulent filings, Gerben Law Firm’s investigation reveals Chinese subsidy programs for businesses and individuals who obtain U.S. trademark registrations.
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Thailand to Join the Madrid Protocol
Starting November 7th of this year, a 99th member will be added to the Madrid Protocol. Becoming the 115th country, Thailand will officially become a member of the Madrid Protocol. If you have ever wanted to expand your trademark rights to more than one country, you are probably familiar with the Madrid Protocol. If you […]
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What Trademark Owners Need to Know About Brexit
On June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom voted on a public referendum to leave the European Union. This referendum, known as “Brexit” (a combination of Britain & Exit) and has put the future of British trade with other European Union members in a state of turmoil. However, its effects could reach far outside of Europe, […]