Nov 25, 2017

SGR Partner Scott Woldow Hosts USPTO Dialogue with INTA: “View from the Outside”

Trademark Attorney

SGR Partner Scott Woldow was recently featured in the International Trademark Association’s monthly bulletin regarding a Panel Discussion Scott gave to the Trademark Examination Division.  The topic he spoke on was called “A View from the Outside”.  Former Trademark Examiners discussed the differences between being an Examiner with the USPTO and being a trademark attorney in outside practice.

Apr 27, 2017

SGR Partner Bruce McDonald Co-Chairing Annual American Bar Association International Law Meeting

US Capitol View

SGR partner Bruce McDonald is co-chairing the annual Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of International Law this year at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C., April 25 – 29, 2017.  The ABA Section of International Law has over 20,000 members and is one of 27 sections and divisions of the ABA.  The Section has approximately 60 committees and publishes The International Lawyer, one of the oldest and best known quarterly journals on international law.  Currently there are more than 1,000 attorneys from around the world registered for the Spring Meeting, with several hundred more expected. In 2008,… Read more

Dec 22, 2016

Pastry’s Petals are Functional, Not Design Element

Richard Rivera wrote the article, Appellate Court Confirms Feature’s Functionality Prevents It from Acting as Trade Dress, published in the latest International Trademark Association Bulletin. Below is an excerpt: “On July 21, 2016, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals found no infringement of a registered trade dress because the design at issue, a six-fold design for a single-serve pastry, was functional. Sweet Street Desserts, Inc. v. Chudleigh’s Ltd., 119 U.S.P.Q. 2d 1641 (3d Cir. 2016) (non-precedential). . . . The court found that the petal design was essential to contain the filling and that six was the minimum number of… Read more