Intellectual Property Blog

Copyright Owners Seeking Less than $30,000 in Damages Can Now Skip Federal Court

Are you the owner of a copyright that has been violated? Are you seeking damages that are less than $30,000? Good news is here! You may have heard that in December of last year, Congress passed the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019 (CASE Act) as part of their COVID relief bill. The CASE Act allows for the creation of a separate copyright infringement tribunal system for small claims cases.  In other words, […]

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The Road Ahead

On New Year’s Day, I hiked throughout the Cedar Creek Preserve in northeast Florida. I enjoyed the peaceful views of the saltwater marshes and the pine needle-covered pathways as I walked through a cathedral of pine trees. I had to protect myself from biting insects and watch for rattlesnakes along the way.  Later, it struck me that the entire hike could be seen as a microcosm of the New Year we have just entered. We […]

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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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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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