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USPTO Is Raising Trademark Governmental Fees Effective January 2, 2021 Sherman IP Will Reduce It’s Attorney Fees For All Trademark Filings Paid Before December 31, 2020 To Allow Clients To Acclimate to the New PTO Filing Fees

The United States Trademark Office has announced that it is increasing fees effective January 2, 2021. Sherman IP will absorb the fee increases for its clients through December 31st, regardless of whether filings need to be completed after the New Year in the hopes that it will allow clients to maintain ...

Assessing Patent Infringement Claims in Light of New Venue Restrictions

In May, the United States Supreme Court made it somewhat less expensive and easier for businesses to defend against what are often “strong-arm” patent lawsuits. The Supreme Court thereby made well-drafted patents, with strong claims and supportive specifications, much more valuable. At first glance, the Court’s decision in TC Heartland LLC ...

Innovating Client Relationships in Intellectual Property Protection – A Case Study with the L&R Group of Companies

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 ...

Getting Help for Your Trademark Renewals Just Became Imperative; Post-Registration Trademark Use Audits Now Conducted by USPTO

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 ...

Should I Copyright or Trademark My Logo?

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 ...