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Court Issues Temporary Restraining Order Against Invention Patenting and Promotion Company for Unfair and Deceptive Trade...

There are many businesses focused on helping inventors develop and monetize their ideas. There are companies that, for instance, help people seek patents on their inventions, license their inventions, turn their ideas into...more

Scams, The Biggest Threat to Patent and Trademark Owners

After threading the tortuous path through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and withstanding assaults of infringers, who would have thought that one of the biggest problems for patent and trademark owners is scammers? ...more

Patent Offices Issue Warnings Regarding Fraudulent Requests for Fees

Several patent offices, including the European Patent Office (EPO), United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and Israel Patent Office (ILPO), have recently issued...more

Beware of IP Scams-Invention Development

by Winstead PC on

Information about patent and trademark applications, processes and maintenance requirements is much more accessible to the public than it used to be. In particular, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has...more

Warning: Unsolicited Requests For Payment Of Fees

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Owners of patent or design applications or registrations should be aware that there are bogus operators in existence who take the published details of such applications to send out invoices for unnecessary publications or...more

Beware Deceptive Trademark Solicitations from Organizations Not Affiliated with the US Patent and Trademark Office

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Private organizations not affiliated with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) often use the USPTO's publicly available trademark database to obtain applicant information, and then disseminate deceptive,...more

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