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Monthly Archives from December 2020

How Will Brexit Impact International Trademark Applications and Registrations?

“IP Completion Day”, when the Brexit Transition Period for the United Kingdom leaving the European Union (EU) officially ends, is December 31, 2020.  Many businesses in the United States have registered their trademarks in the EU or have international registrations that are awaiting grants of protection from the EU. After IP Completion Day, how will the protection of international trademark registrations in the EU and the UK be impacted? New Protections from the UK… If […]

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Video: What Can You Expect from the Biden-Harris Administration on Business Immigration?

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Our Business Clients Share Their “Immigration Wish List” for the Biden-Harris Administration

US business immigration reform and consistency is desperately needed. The Trump Administration made more than 400 immigration policy changes that have reshaped and delayed every aspect of the system.  For example, Trump suspended the issuance of new L-1, H-1B, and other visas until 2021, ostensibly to protect the labor market. Unfortunately, this ban will have massive long‐​term economic implications. These talented foreign workers who have been blocked from entering the country provide us with needed […]

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Get Your Submissions in Now — Trademark Fees are Going Up in 2021

On January 2, 2021, many fees for trademark applications and maintaining trademark registrations  are going to increase according to a recent announcement from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Which fees are going up? There are quite a few, including applications for trademark registration, maintenance filings, and some Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) filings. Additionally, there will be a number of completely new fees. Below, we’re going to cover some of the […]

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