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Tuesday, 13 November 2018

13 November 2018

IP IN THE MASS MEDIA

Satanic Temple Sues Netflix on Use of Statue in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Yesterday Forbes reported that The Satanic Temple sued Netflix and Warner Bros. for copyright and trademark infringement, claiming that their remake Chilling Adventures of Sabrina features images of a goat-headed statue that resemble its statue titled “Baphomet With Children.”

Louis Vuitton Sues New York Wholesaler for Trademark Infringement

Yesterday The Fashion Law blog reported that Louis Vuitton sued i-Fe Apparel for trademark infringement, claiming that the New York wholesaler sells apparel that copies the luxury fashion house’s trademarks.


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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