Federal Government to Begin Crackdown on Counterfeit Goods and Piracy

  Following the signing of the first round of a new trade deal with China in mid-January 2020, the Federal government announced plans to begin cracking down on the sale of counterfeit and pirated merchandise on web-based retail platforms. See CNBC News report here. The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) issued a 54-page report detailing… READ MORE

Five Reasons to Register Your Self-Employed Brand as a Trademark

Trademarks and service marks are essential to every business. A trademark identifies your business as the exclusive commercial source of the goods and services you are providing. That is a significant advantage in a competitive marketplace. This applies with equal force to individuals who are self-employed, particularly those working from on-line platforms trying to build… READ MORE

Trademark Opposition and Cancellation Proceedings

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“Board”) has jurisdiction over four types of inter partes (“between the parties”) proceedings: oppositions, cancellations, interferences, and concurrent use proceedings.   If a party believes that he/she will be damaged by the registration of a mark, they can file an opposition. An opposition is a proceeding in which the… READ MORE

Doctrine of Foreign Equivalents

Selecting a name for your product, service, or company is a difficult process. You want to send the right message and convey an intangible aspect of your business to potential consumers. You want the name to reflect your corporate values and mission. And you want to be creative and stand out. Many time businesses look… READ MORE

Renewing and Maintaining Your Trademark Registration

Trademark registration serves an important function for large and small businesses alike. But, the cost of trademark registration can be an important consideration for smaller businesses. While Revision Legal provides up-front transparency in our flat fee registration packages, a question often arises regarding the costs of renewing a trademark. Below is a summary of the… READ MORE

Trademark Registration Attorney

Revision Legal’s trademark registration attorneys are experts at trademark registration. Our trademark lawyers have handled trademark registration matters from companies ranging from startups to established brands. Our trademark registration attorneys will help you: Perform a trademark clearance to determine whether any marks may prevent against the successful registration of your trademark; Identify the appropriate class… READ MORE

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