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U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Remains Open during Government Shutdown

“Although parts of the federal government have experienced a lapse in appropriated funding, the USPTO remains open for business as normal. This is possible because the agency has access to prior-year fee collections, which enables the USPTO to continue normal[...]

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Celebrating our 6th Anniversary!

The law office celebrated its 6th anniversary this summer. We continue to grow, strengthen and diversify. We opened a second, satellite, office in the celebrated Merchandise Mart, in downtown Chicago. Six patents issued. These represented inventions in the fields of[...]

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How much does a patent cost?

This is probably my most frequently asked question. It is a very important one, too. A patent is a very powerful legal document. It gives you the right to sue someone for making, using, selling or importing your product without[...]

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Can’t catch me! Boston Marathon organizers lose bid to stop trademark in Marathon Monday

The Boston Athletic Association (BAA) lost its bid to stop Velocity, LLC to register a trademark in “Marathon Monday” for athletic apparel. The Trademark Trial and Appeals Board ruled that while BAA is synonymous with, and therefore has trademark rights[...]

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