Sherman IP is Onboarding the AKeyMark Platform! Sherman IP is constantly innovating and striving to maintain its competitive edge. The AKeyMark Platform was launched to provide trademark applicants self-service tools when working with a trademark attorney. Sherman IP has always been the trademark legal team powering AKeyMark. Now, we’re excited to announce that Sherman IP … Continue reading June 2017 Sherman IP Newsletter

When you work in Intellectual Property law, you know a thing or two about creativity. This creative spark is the catalyst that propelled Kenneth L. Sherman, the Managing Partner of Sherman IP to rethink how Sherman IP approaches the traditional attorney client relationship. After hearing from clients about how many traditional law firms left them … Continue reading Innovating Client Relationships in Intellectual Property Protection – A Case Study with the L&R Group of Companies

By Kenneth L. Sherman On March 21, 2017, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) implemented a new order to enhance their examination of trademark registrations up for renewal and to remove registrations that are no longer in use. The new order may result in the cancellation or limitation of a trademark registration if … Continue reading Getting Help for Your Trademark Renewals Just Became Imperative; Post-Registration Trademark Use Audits Now Conducted by USPTO

May 2017 Newsletter Our Clients Make Headlines! This month we’re focusing Sherman IP’s newsletter on you, our clients.  Over the past 25 years (yes, we’re gearing up to celebrate our 25th Anniversary this year!), we’ve built a reputation of providing high quality, efficient legal services. We look at you, our clients, as relationships where we … Continue reading May 2017 Sherman IP Newsletter

By Kenneth L. Sherman There’s a ton of confusion around the question, “Can I copyright my logo?” To answer this question appropriately, it’s important to first identify the scope of protection you may be seeking, by distinguishing between trademarks and copyrights. Each type of legal registration serves different purposes, are obtained differently, and provide different … Continue reading Should I Copyright or Trademark My Logo?

By Kenneth L. Sherman Coming up with a name for your company, product or service is one of the most important decisions you make that will set the stage for your brand and your future marketing efforts. How do you pick the right name that will not only sound great, but one that will allow … Continue reading Picking the Right Trademark for Your Brand

April 2017 Newsletter And the Winners Are… Last month we announced our participation and sponsorship of the Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition (MEPC) and Min Family Social Entrepreneurship Challenge at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. This month we wanted to congratulate the student participants on a job well done and announce the winners! We are proud … Continue reading April 2017 Sherman IP Newsletter

Crowdfunding Tips You Need to Succeed Imagine the feeling you get when you’ve finally pressed the “launch” button on your Kickstarter campaign.  That one small click represents hundreds or even thousands of hours of hard work and creativity.  The feeling is one of excitement, relief and anticipation that funding will flow like manna from heaven.  You’ve done … Continue reading Crowdfunding Tips You Need to Succeed

Procrastinating on Your Trademark Application Will Cost You For a busy entrepreneur, trademark protection may be the last thing on your mind.  It’s understandable.  You’ve got a to-do list longer than the Great Wall of China and you keep adding more to it everyday.  But since you’ve taken the time out of your over-packed schedule … Continue reading Procrastinating on Your Trademark Application Will Cost You

  March 2017 Newsletter Supporting Our Future Inventors & Entrepreneurs Sherman IP and our sister company AKeyMark are proud sponsors of the Min Family Engineering Social Entrepreneurship Challenge and the Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Each competition is uniquely designed to foster up and coming entrepreneurs in topics spanning … Continue reading March 2017 Sherman IP Newsletter

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By Dennis Crouch In re Celgard (Supreme Court 2017) [2017-6-19 Celgard Cert Petition] In what looks like a well-postured case, Celgard LLC has asked the Supreme Court to consider several questions stemming from the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) decision that the claims of the company’s U.S. Patent No. 6,432,586 are invalid as obvious.  … Continue reading Celgard: Important Challenge to the Federal Circuit’s Pervasive No-Opinion Judgments

By Dennis Crouch In re Celgard (Supreme Court 2017) [2017-6-19 Celgard Cert Petition] In what looks like a well-postured case, Celgard LLC has asked the Supreme Court to consider several questions stemming from the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) decision that the claims of the company’s U.S. Patent No. 6,432,586 are invalid as obvious.  … Continue reading Celgard: Important Challenge to the Federal Circuit’s Pervasive No-Opinion Judgments

By Dennis Crouch In re Celgard (Supreme Court 2017) [2017-6-19 Celgard Cert Petition] In what looks like a well-postured case, Celgard LLC has asked the Supreme Court to consider several questions stemming from the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) decision that the claims of the company’s U.S. Patent No. 6,432,586 are invalid as obvious.  … Continue reading Celgard: Important Challenge to the Federal Circuit’s Pervasive No-Opinion Judgments

By Dennis Crouch In re Celgard (Supreme Court 2017) [2017-6-19 Celgard Cert Petition] In what looks like a well-postured case, Celgard LLC has asked the Supreme Court to consider several questions stemming from the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) decision that the claims of the company’s U.S. Patent No. 6,432,586 are invalid as obvious.  … Continue reading Celgard: Important Challenge to the Federal Circuit’s Pervasive No-Opinion Judgments

Guest post by Ian McCarthy and Karen Ruckman, both from the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University. This is based on the research article: Why do some patents get licensed while others do not? If the deluge of reality television shows about the subject is any indicator, the public has an ongoing fascination with … Continue reading Licensing matchmaking: the allure of reputation and organizational capital

Guest post by Ian McCarthy and Karen Ruckman, both from the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University. This is based on the research article: Why do some patents get licensed while others do not? If the deluge of reality television shows about the subject is any indicator, the public has an ongoing fascination with … Continue reading Licensing matchmaking: the allure of reputation and organizational capital

The Supreme Court has affirmed that Trademark law’s restriction on registration of disparaging marks violates the free speech provision of the US Constitution. Read it: 15-1293_1o13 Although the court’s logic is largely incomprehensible, the result is simple: the PTO will begin allowing registration of disparaging marks and will not cancel Registered marks because they are disparaging. … Continue reading Matal v Tam: Only I Can Disparage You!

The Supreme Court has affirmed that Trademark law’s restriction on registration of disparaging marks violates the free speech provision of the US Constitution. Read it: 15-1293_1o13 Although the court’s logic is largely incomprehensible, the result is simple: the PTO will begin allowing registration of disparaging marks and will not cancel Registered marks because they are disparaging. … Continue reading Matal v Tam: Only I Can Disparage You!

The Supreme Court has affirmed that Trademark law’s restriction on registration of disparaging marks violates the free speech provision of the US Constitution. Read it: 15-1293_1o13 Although the court’s logic is largely incomprehensible, the result is simple: the PTO will begin allowing registration of disparaging marks and will not cancel Registered marks because they are disparaging. … Continue reading Matal v Tam: Only I Can Disparage You!

The Supreme Court has affirmed that Trademark law’s restriction on registration of disparaging marks violates the free speech provision of the US Constitution. Read it: 15-1293_1o13 Although the court’s logic is largely incomprehensible, the result is simple: the PTO will begin allowing registration of disparaging marks and will not cancel Registered marks because they are disparaging. … Continue reading Matal v Tam: Only I Can Disparage You!

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