7 05, 2015

Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning International Registration of Industrial Designs to go into Effect for US

2020-03-16T19:10:54-04:00May 7, 2015|

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that on May 13, 2015, the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (Hague Agreement) will go into effect for the United States, making two things possible for international design applicants.  As of this date, U.S. applicants will need to [...]

27 03, 2015

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Announces Increases to Certain Page Limits in Post-Grant Proceedings

2020-03-16T19:11:04-04:00March 27, 2015|

Director Michelle Lee announces the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s intent to issue a “quick fix” rule package to improve post-grant trial proceedings. Included in the changes to post-grant trial practice are increases in page limits for motions to amend, oppositions to motion to amend, and reply briefs. PTAB judges will begin implementing new page [...]

13 02, 2015

U.S. takes final step to become member of the Hague Union.

2020-03-16T19:11:16-04:00February 13, 2015|

February 13, 2015 – Industrial Design: U.S. takes final step to become member of the Hague Union. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) announced today that U.S. innovators will soon be able to pursue industrial design protection in multiple jurisdictions by filing a single international design application either through WIPO in Geneva, Switzerland, or [...]

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