AUGUST 2019 | ISSUE 27





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Addressing Trademark Infringement and Misuses in Social Media

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By Bibiana Agudelo, OlarteMoure

Social media has become an important tool to connect with one another and as a means to promote one’s business ideas. Visibility of one´s person, products, or services, is just a few clicks away on a computer, tablet or smartphone.  Social media networks pose a challenge for trademark law and specialists suggest various strategies for trademark protection.


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Trademark Registration Guidelines for Goods and Services Related to Hemp

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By Blair Barbieri, Hovey Williams LLP

While avoiding guidance on cannabis-related trademarks, a few weeks ago, the USPTO issued guidelines to clarify its position on trademarks related to “hemp” products and goods derived therefrom.  See Examination Guide 1-19: Examination of Marks for Cannabis and Cannabis-Related Goods and Services after Enactment of the 2018 Farm Bill (May 2, 2019), available at ...



Post-filing Evidence: When the cards are stacked against you, do you have an ace up your sleeve?

August 22, 2019 | 12:00PM-1:00PM ET | GoToWebinar

Post-filing evidence is generally allowable to support deficiencies in a patent application, such as those related to lack of enablement or inventive step, or in a granted patent, for example, when the patent is undergoing an invalidation action.  However, not every jurisdiction treats this practice similarly.  This webinar will provide an overview of practice in Canada, the United States, and Europe.  


  • Christopher Bezak, Partner, Sughrue Mion, United States
  • Daniele Ethier, Partner, ROBIC, Canada
  • Richard Gibbs, Partner, Marks & Clerk, United Kingdom


2019 Annual Meeting

The IP Firm’s Workspace 3.0: The Future is Now

Sept. 22-24, 2019 | Embassy Suites | Alexandria, VA, USA

Early registration rates available through August 14!

The 2019 Annual Meeting will focus on practical techniques to address ongoing changes in IP law, technology, price constraints from clients, in addition to timely legal issues.

The meeting will feature Laura Peter, Deputy Director of the USPTO, as its keynote speaker, as well as an interactive afternoon workshop, “Managing Your Modern IP Practice,” that will address unique boutique practice issues such as alternative work arrangements, latest trends in office space, and managing millennials.

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Michael Buck IP         


Michael Buck IP elevates Jeremy Moller to Senior Associate, and this year Michael Buck IP celebrates 10 years of practice Australia!

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Bookoff McAndrews         

Bookoff McAndrews named #1 “Best Midsized Law Firm to Work for” by Vault

AIPF member firm, Bookoff McAndrews, was named by Vault as the #1 “best midsized law firm to work for” in the country across all practice areas.

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How to Stay up to Date with Trademark Developments at the USPTO

iPelton Blog

August 2, 2019

Erik M. Pelton

Huawei Seeks to Trademark Misspellings – Do Wuawe, Huawy, Huawii Have Merit?

Macpherson Kelley Blog

July 30, 2019

Nils Versemann

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IP Strategies for Strengthening Your New Idea

Hovey Williams IP Law Blog

July 21, 2019

Hovey Williams LLP

Government Ineligible to File AIA Post-Issuance Review Proceedings: Return Mail, Inc. v. United States Postal Service

BoMc’s Patent Counseling Blog

July 11, 2019

Peter Hrubiec


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