Thu Apr 9, 2020 | | Covid-19, Trademarks

Relief for Trademark Registrants and Applicants Affected by COVID-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is having a major effect on many businesses throughout the country. Due to the pandemic and its effects, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in accordance with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), is extending the time for trademark applicants and registrants to file certain documents or pay certain fees which would ordinarily have been due on or after March 27, 2020. Such documents include responses to an Office Action, statements of use (or requests for extensions), and renewal applications that were due between, and inclusive of, both March 27, 2020 and April 30, 2020.  Due dates have now been extended by thirty (30) days from the initial date from when the filing or payment was due, as long as the filing is accompanied by a statement that the delay was due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Fri Feb 3, 2017 | | Trademarks

Why it’s the Super Bowl® for some and “The Big Game” for others

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As America prepares for that annual tradition of watching the best-of-the-best go to battle on the first Sunday evening in February, if you have ever wondered why certain retailers, restaurants and others “cryptically” refer to the Super Bowl® as “The Big Game”, wonder no longer.

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