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New USPTO rule for foreign trademark applicants

Under the new rule, foreign-domiciled applicants are now required to use an attorney licensed in the U.S. to file all submissions, including those made through the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS).

Why should your company protect its Intellectual Property?

Every business should have a checklist when it comes to protecting the most valuable asset they have: their IP. In this blog, Dennemeyer offers five tips a company should consider when protecting its Intellectual Property.

Trade secrets – the need to be systematic

While the majority of IP types are subject to strict rules, guidelines and timeframes due to the requirement of registration, trade secrets do not require such formalities. Or do they?

IP awareness does not necessarily equal IP understanding

A report on IP Awareness and Attitudes issued this April by the Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (CIPU) shows that many consumers are willing to circumvent IP rights despite recognizing their importance.

Associate Spotlight with Steven M. Shape

As a seasoned patent and trademark attorney and litigator, Steven M. Shape shares in the strategic direction and management of the patent matters of Dennemeyer & Associates US. Learn more about him in this Associate Spotlight interview.

Understanding the Brazilian green patent fast-track

The Brazilian expedited grant cuts down the time for obtaining protection for new technologies, bringing licensing agreements into existence.

WIPO releases 2019 Global Innovation Index

The 12th edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII) aims to assist decision-makers in understanding the innovative activity that propels economic and human development.

EU certification and collective marks

Product quality is a growing concern for consumers due to trade globalization and easier access to international goods and services.

Creative solutions for cannabis industry IP

Current USPTO policy is to refuse all cannabis-related trademark applications other than hemp derived products that contain less than .3% THC. This policy has forced the cannabis industry to use creative alternatives to protect their brands.

The General Court of EU confirms the invalidity of Adidas three-stripes trademark

It is hard to find somebody who has never worn a pair of sneakers or another garment featuring the famous "three stripes" at least once in his life. However, being famous does not exempt trademark owners from the strict requirements of providing evidence.

Licensing out technologies from an SME’s perspective

IP management goes far beyond the pure protection of IPRs, and many small and medium-sized enterprises are searching for a proactive way to utilize their rights.

Dennemeyer & Associates United States welcomes three new attorneys

The recent hiring of several new attorneys reflects the continued growth of Dennemeyer & Associates US.