US Trademark Office Operating status during government shutdown

Dear Clients, As you all are aware the federal government is operating under a partial government shutdown, as of today the US Trademark Office remains open for business as normal. This is because the Office has access to prior-year fee collections, which enables the USPTO to continue normal operations for a few weeks.  Please note that should the

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Augusto Perera, P.A. participated in the XX Congress of ASIPI recently held in Rio de Janeiro.

Recently we participated in the XX Congress of the Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property or Asociacion Interamericana de la Propiedad Intellectual, ASIPI. The Annual gathering of Intellectual Property Attorneys from Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from November 25-28th. The Annual gathering is an opportunity for us to meet

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First to file, first to use, and trademark squatters

The United States trademark law is based on the common law first to use in commerce theory. Is the use of the mark in interstate commerce which creates rights over a trademark, not its registration. In the United States, trademark US Applicants can base their applications on the following basis: Prior use of the trademark in interstate commerce,

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