Sep 21, 2021

United States: Attorney Recognition Rule Changes

INTA Bulletin | September 15, 2021 | Vol. 76 Issue 36 Verifier: Scott D. Woldow – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP | Trademark Office Practices Committee—USPTO Subcommittee Scot A. Duvall – Middleton Reutlinger | Trademark Office Practices Committee—USPTO Subcommittee To implement provisions of the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020, in May 2021, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing changes to the Trademark Rules of Practice (TMRP). The public comment period expired on July 19, 2021. Notable among the proposed changes are (in Section VI) a new procedure for attorney recognition… Read more

Jun 21, 2018

SGR’s Kirsch to Present at the European Patent Office in The Hague, Netherlands

Speaker at European Patent Office

SGR’s Greg Kirsch, partner and Head of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department, has been invited to make a presentation at the European Patent Office (EPO), in the Hague, Netherlands, on July 5, 2018. The EPO, established in 1977 and operating under the European Patent Convention, in parallel with but separate from the European Union, is a major regional authority that receives and reviews patent applications, and grants patents for its member countries.  Patents granted by the EPO can thereafter be nationalized in any and all of the member countries, and are thereafter enforceable in such countries.  Along with the US… Read more