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11/28/2017

It is still not clear how Brexit will affect trademark rights in the UK and other jurisdictions. Both the EU and the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) favor the “Montenegro” option under which all EUTM applications and registrations would automatically become UK applications or registrations.

At first glance, this all sounds good, and probably would be the best outcome; but there are substantial hidden costs for all concerned...

12/19/2016

Louis Stevenson Attorney at Law

lstevenson@tmcloud.com

The Digital Millenium Copyright Act safe harbor provision protects Internet Service Providers from liability for infringing works published by third parties on their websites provided that the ISP has supplied the Copyright Office with details of their designated Agent. The procedure for doing this was updated and much improved by changes intro...

10/18/2016

Louis Stevenson Attorney at Law

lstevenson@tmcloud.com

It may be time to replace your trademark software.

Most trademark practitioners in firms and corporate legal departments are still using trademark docketing systems that are 15 to 20 years old. You may have bought it a few years ago, but getting an “old established” system is not a recommendation for software. Would you use a 10 year old...

07/13/2016

Louis Stevenson Attorney at Law

lstevenson@tmcloud.com

One of the biggest complaints you hear about trademark docketing and management software is the difficulty of running reports. Most systems provide a selection of standard or “canned reports” but canned reports has become a pejorative term; it seems no-one likes them and they can’t usually be changed. “Custom” reports are just as bad; the exper...