USPTO Introduces Pre-Prosecution Pilot Service to Facilitate Patent Application Review

USPTO Introduces Pre-Prosecution Pilot Service to Facilitate Patent Application Review

To enhance accessibility and streamline the patent application process, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has rolled out a pioneering Pre-Prosecution Pilot service. This innovative initiative aims to provide inventors, particularly those new to the patenting process, with a preemptive review of their patent applications before submission. Often, the complexities and costs associated with patent filing have been excessively high for many individuals, especially those without prior experience or extensive resources. The fundamental objective of the Pre-Prosecution Pilot [...]

Accelerated Patent Grant (APG) Program: Streamlining Patent Processes Between IMPI and USPTO

Accelerated Patent Grant (APG) Program: Streamlining Patent Processes Between IMPI and USPTO

In an era where innovation drives economies and shapes industries, the importance of securing patents cannot be overstated. Recognizing this, the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) has taken a significant step forward with the introduction of the Accelerated Patent Grant (APG) program. This collaborative initiative with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) aims to expedite the patent-granting process for applications filed in both Mexico and the United States, under specific conditions. Eligibility Criteria The APG program offers a streamlined [...]

The procedure of Trademark Renewal in the US

The procedure of Trademark Renewal in the US

Once you own a trademark registration, you must do a few important things to renew the trademark when it is about to expire. Below is some useful information that can help you have an in-depth understanding about its specific timeline in US. Grant, validity term and trademark renewal The term of a registered trademark in the U.S. is ten years from the date of registration. A U.S. trademark registration may be renewed for periods of ten years so long as the [...]

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Guidance for copyright submission of works created with AI in the United States

In accordance with the policies of the United States Copyright Office, applicants are required to disclose any AI-generated content in their submitted works and provide a brief explanation of the contributions made by human authors. Such disclosures are considered relevant information by the Copyright Office and may impact the preparation, identification, ownership, or duration of copyright. A. Submitting Applications for Works with AI-Generated Material: Individuals using AI technology to create a work can claim copyright protection for their own contributions. They [...]

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GOAT in boxing

The term “GOAT”, also known famously as an acronym for “Greatest of All Time” rather than referring to the animal in the sport industry, is mainly used in football of the United Kingdom or soccer according to the United States. However, the term is not only used for these sports where the athletes use foots to settle score. Surprisingly, Muhammad Ali Enterprises holds the trademark for “G.O.A.T.,” and they’re currently embroiled in a complex dispute over it. On January 23, [...]

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A law firm goes all out when feeling threaten by multiple media companies’ display

Trademark law can be intricate, and digital companies often choose to avoid involvement in user disputes. Consequently, owners of Facebook groups, Instagram profiles, and similar platform properties sometimes face page removals due to social media trademark takedown requests. However, a particular dispute is escalating. During Thanksgiving preparations, The American Dream U.S. Green Card Service initiated a trademark cancellation with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) against the American Dream Law Office. While such petitions are common, the preceding events [...]

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The problem of copyright protection for works created with AI assistance in the United States

The issue of copyright protection for works created with AI assistance in the United States has sparked considerable debate and uncertainty in recent years. In early 2023, the U.S. Copyright Office released guidance suggesting that works created using artificial technology could indeed qualify for copyright protection. However, this protection was contingent upon the presence of “sufficient human authorship” in the content. While this was seen as a positive step for AI content creators, it appears that practical application of this [...]

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The harms of plagiarism in the society of Vietnam

Plagiarism, commonly known internationally as the act of stealing intellectual property, counterfeiting, falsifying, or misrepresenting the work of individuals or organizations and claiming it as one’s own. This is an unethical behavior, with many adverse effects on society, impacting the development of human civilization in the age of knowledge, where intellect and intelligence are the main driving forces behind progress. In the field of intellectual property, plagiarism can be classified as one of the most common types of copyright infringement, [...]

Comprehensive Guide to New Accelerated Patent Grant Program in the US

Comprehensive Guide to New Accelerated Patent Grant Program in the US

On November 13, 2023, the Mexican PTO (“IMPI”) issued guidelines for the Accelerated Patent Grant (“APG”) Agreement. The APG program is a collaborative initiative allowing eligible USPTO patent holders to accelerate the processing of corresponding Mexican patent applications. The U.S. and Mexico have been engaged in a Prosecution Highway (“PPH”) partnership since 2010, facilitating expedited examination processes for qualified patent applicants across participating nations. While the existing PPH collaboration between the USPTO and IMPI has been successful, the introduction [...]

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