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Monday, 21 May 2018

21 May 2018

IP IN THE MASS MEDIA

23andMe Sues Ancestry.com on Genetic Testing Kit Patent and Seeks Cancellation of “Ancestry” Trademark

Last week Bloomberg’s Health Care Blog reported that 23andMe sued Ancestry.com, claiming that its AncestryDNA kits infringe the genetic testing company’s patent for finding relatives in a database and seeking cancellation of Ancestry.com’s trademark for “Ancestry,” which it argues is generic.

Pop Artist’s Agent Sues Studio, Claiming Forgery of Iconic Works

On Friday Morgan Art Foundation, which represents American pop artist ROBERT INDIANA, sued American Image Art for copyright and trademark infringement, claiming that the studio forged Indiana’s works. Indiana is the artist who created the iconic “Love” image that first appeared on a U.S. postage stamp in 1973 and became a sculpture in Philadelphia. (Reuters)

Nixon Campaign Uses MTA’s Trademarked Logos on Campaign Gear

Last week the New York Post reported that CYNTHIA NIXON used trademarked logos owned by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority without permission on campaign t-shirts and other gear. Nixon is running to become governor of New York.


Law & Advocacy

Friday, February 21, 2014

2014 USPTO BUDGET WILL ALLOW HIRING, SATELLITE OFFICES

During the quarterly meeting of the USPTO’s Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC), Chief Financial Officer TONY SCARDINO reported that the 2014 appropriations bill signed in January funds the USPTO at $3.024 billion – $90.8 million above the fiscal 2013 enacted level and $238.3 million above the fiscal 2013 sequestration level. The budget will allow the USPTO to hire 1,000 patent examiners and 63 administrative patent judges and provides funding related to opening satellite offices in San Jose, Denver, and Dallas. Projected 2014 spending is estimated at $2.948 billion. The White House will release its fiscal 2015 budget on March 4.


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