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Kris L. Canaday
Wife, mother, optimist, advocate, friend. Me!
Wife, mother, optimist, advocate, friend. Me!
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If you're developing yourself and working toward your passion, this is the only thing you need to watch today.
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Trademark attorneys - SCOTUS has issued its opinion on B&B Hardware in re issue preclusion

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Happy New Year, everyone!

Quick reminder for trademark attorneys and paralegals that any filings you have out for signature need to be signed and filed by the end of the week (that would be tomorrow)! 

The USPTO is upgrading it's trademark systems this weekend to introduce a new Trademark Reduced Fee application (TEAS RF), and implement fee changes on certain filings. 

As of Monday, there will be three choices from which to file trademark applications electronically:

TEAS:  Traditional electronic application with no restrictions - $325 filing fee
TEAS RF (new):   Must communicate with PTO electronically; no restrictions on G&S - $275 filing fee
TEAS Plus:  No change to filing requirements (e.g., must communicate with PTO electronically and use G&S from the ID Manual) - $225 filing fee (reduced from $275)

In addition, the Section 9 filing fee will be reduced to $300, so this is a great time to update client communication templates that discuss filing fees! 

Here's a link to the final rule http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-12-16/pdf/2014-29413.pdf

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In case you haven't heard... Next year, the USPTO will begin sending trademark post-registration maintenance deadline reminders.

Have a great Monday!

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Whoa.  Now here's a good way to catch your attention on a Friday afternoon.  (It worked on me, at least.) 

(Preston - I posted this in the family law section already.  I didn't see a way to include both the family law and litigation sections in one post.  Let me know if there's a way to do that.)

Have a great weekend everybody!

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Whoa.  Now here's a good way to catch your attention on a Friday afternoon.  (It worked on me, at least.)  Have a great weekend everybody!

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For those trademark practitioners who have been following the B&B Hardware case - SCOTUS granted cert. today.

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If you practice in front of the TTAB and you keep a copy of the TBMP on your local computer, it's time to update!  The revised TBMP was issued on Monday.

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This would be a great water cooler addition, but it doesn't look like we have that category.  I love TED talks and motivational speakers in general, but it's no secret that the legal field has a high depression rate so I share this as a Happy Friday to all!  Now, who's ready for a challenge?
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