When Can Your Slogan Be Registered as a Trademark?

When Can Your Slogan Be Registered as a Trademark?

To be registrable, a trademark must be able to “identify and distinguish” the goods and/or services of the applicant from others, and “indicate the source” of those goods and services to US consumers.  To determine whether a slogan functions as...
Only Humans, not machines, can be inventors of patents in the US

Only Humans, not machines, can be inventors of patents in the US

Thaler claims to own an artificial intelligence “AI” software system named DABUS, which is an acronym for “Device for the Autonomous Bootstrapping of Unified Sentience”.  Thaler further claims that DABUS conceived of two patentable inventions, one for a fractal-shaped...
USPTO Will No Longer Mail Paper Trademark Registration Certificates

USPTO Will No Longer Mail Paper Trademark Registration Certificates

Starting Tuesday, June 7, 2022, the US Patent and Trademark Office will begin issuing only electronic trademark registration certificates, accessible through the website https://tsdr.uspto.gov/.  Trademark owners will have the option to request paper “presentation”...
We Lost a Great Leader: Madeleine Albright

We Lost a Great Leader: Madeleine Albright

In January 2013, I had the privilege of being in the room with greatness.  My husband, Tony, and I attended the Kenner Lecture on Cultural Understanding and Tolerance at Lehigh University.  In an informal question and answer format, former Secretary of State Madeleine...