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Friday, 18 January 2019

18 January 2019

IP IN THE MASS MEDIA

Beyoncé Drops Feyoncé Trademark Infringement Suit

Yesterday Pitchfork reported that BEYONCÉ dropped a trademark infringement suit against the Texas business “Feyoncé” concerning the company’s name and sale of products referencing her songs.

USPTO SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR NATIONAL MEDAL OF TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office is seeking nominations for the 2019 National Medal of Technology and Innovation. Nominations are due by 5 April. Information about requirements for submission are available on the USPTO website.

FINNEGAN TO SPONSOR IPOwners Spring Summit™ – 7 MARCH

IPO appreciates the support of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP for sponsoring the lunch during IPO’s 2nd Annual IPOwners Spring Summit™ on 7 March in Austin, Texas.


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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