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Lesley Wallerstein Teaches Chicago ProVisors Attorney Group about Intellectual Property Law

Today I got to wear my teacher hat and my lawyer hat at the same time. Thank you to the local ProVisors chapter for inviting me to speak. Thank you to my colleagues for welcoming me and engaging with me[...]

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Six of one, half dozen of patents and trademarks

This week’s total: 6 patents and trademarks. 3 of the 4 patents go to Steve I., who designed these super fun, funky and functional motorcycle engine guards. They flash different colors in the dark, either to the beat of music[...]

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A thick envelope kind of week

It was another thick envelope kind of week. Last week’s count: 1 patent, 2 trademarks. The patent issued just 6 months after filing. The examiner allowed the application immediately and without any amendment. Clients and I love when this happens.[...]

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Columbia College Business of Design Class welcomes Lesley Wallerstein

You may not know that, in a former life, I actually taught high school science. I could not get enough of sharing my love of life science and technology with others. So, I decided to do it professionally. I took[...]

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More patents and trademarks issue: Clients happy

It’s been quiet on the blog, but the last two months have been busy making clients happy. Two more patents issued: one for a new percussion musical instrument and the other for a clever sun shield for the face. Many[...]

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How FUCT is this trademark?

We may find out soon. While the rest of the government has ground to a halt, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and the Supreme Court are hard at work. How FUCT is that? Seriously, the PTO and Mr Erik[...]

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Happy clients receive patents and trademarks. Happy lawyer visits the Mother (Ship) of Invention

The law firm has sure been busy. We have prepared and filed two new patent applications for a returning client. We applied for over a dozen new trademarks. Several happy clients received their patents and trademarks. We continue to fight[...]

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Trademark dispute brews between Ravinia Festival, neighborhood pub

Ask anyone who has ever lived in Chicago, the best thing about the city is its summer. We throw off our coats, toss our boots into the closet and celebrate the joy of being outside again. The lakefront comes alive[...]

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U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Continues to Operate During Government Shutdown

For my clients wondering about the federal government shutdown: The Patent & Trademark Office continues to operate. Their website reported this late Saturday ,January 20: While activities across much of the federal government ceased at 12:01 a.m. January 20, 2018,[...]

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Immoral and Scandalous Trademark Clause gets “FUCT” by First Amendment

This is not your grandmother’s trademark. At least for now, you may be able to trademark “immoral and scandalous” words as “FUCT.” The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that trademarks are a form of personal expression, even if used[...]

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