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Latest IP News More Updates
Supreme Court Finds Bar on Scandalous or Immoral Trademarks Unconstitutional
June 25, 2019On June 24, 2019, the Supreme Court upheld the Federal Circuit's decision in In re Brunetti, 877 F.3d 1330 (Fed. Cir. 2017), ruling that the Lanham Act provision which bars the registration of “immoral[ ] or scandalous” trademarks violates the First Amendment. Iancu v. Brunetti, No. 18-302, 6/24/2019.
No Broad Trademark for Adidas Three-Stripe Design
June 25, 2019The EU General Court in Luxembourg on June 19, 2019, limited the reach of sportswear giant Adidas’s iconic trademark.
Claims in Reissue Patent Must Match Original Patent Requirements
June 20, 2019The Federal Circuit on June 17, 2019, held that patent holders who introduce new claims during the prosecution of a patent must ensure those claims meet the requirements in the original patent.
Upcoming Events Upcoming Events
2019 PTAB Bench + Bar
June 27, 2019 1:00 PM to 5:15 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)Peek behind the PTAB curtain. Get an edge by engaging directly with PTAB & USPTO staff. Register today!
2019 Patent Cooperation Treaty Seminar
July 22 to 23, 2019The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Seminar is a "Nuts and Bolts" training program for paralegals, paralegal managers, and legal staff.
Legal Secretaries & Administrators Conference
July 29, 2019This two-day conference, which has been a cooperative effort with AIPLA and the United States Patent & Trademark Office, for 40 years, is an ongoing outreach program that debuted in 1979. It is the premiere source of help and information for hundreds of office administrators, paralegals, and legal secretaries.
Design Rights Boot Camp
August 5 to 6, 2019The Design Rights Boot Camp is a first of its kind two-day comprehensive CLE program designed for both new and experienced IP practitioners who wish to learn about protecting and enforcing designs in all areas of IP, including design patents, copyright and trademark dress.
2019 Annual Meeting
October 24 to 26, 2019Join a diverse, global community of law firms, companies, and institutions involved in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and other unfair competition laws at AIPLA's Annual Meeting at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, DC.
Upcoming WebinarsUpcoming Webinars
AIPLA CLE Webinar: Division of Labor and Divided Infringement: Unified Strategies for Personalized Medicine and other Medical Treatment Inventions?
June 26, 2019 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time) | 1.5 CLE CreditsIn this Webinar, our panel will provide an overview of recent developments in the law, discuss various practical implications of the test for divided infringement as they relate to personalized medicine and other types of Bio/Pharma patents, and present possible strategies for drafting claims that are more easily enforced.
AIPLA CLE Webinar: Statistics and Perspectives for Effective and Efficient Patent Prosecution
July 10, 2019 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time) | 1.5 CLE CreditsJoin us for an in-depth and engaging discussion of programs offered by the USPTO to compact patent prosecution. Topics will include statistics regarding programs, First Action Interviews, Interviews and Track One, Patent Prosecution Highway, and others.