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Protecting Trademarks in Domain Names

The U.S. Department of Commerce has prepared an information sheet, also in chart form, about protecting trademarks in the expansion of generic top-level domains (such as ".com", ".org", and ".net") in the internet domain name system ...

USPTO Hosts Trade Secret Symposium

On January 8, 2015, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will host a symposium on important trade secret issues facing innovators today. Panels will discuss legislative proposals, challenges to estimating losses, the intersection of patents and trade secrets, issues in civil litigation, and international considerations. Attendance is free and open to the public. For more information and registration please visist www.uspto.gov/ip/init_events/index.jsp

USPTO and WIPO Announce Fall Dates for Educational Programs on International IP Protection

This seminar for small and medium sized businesses, legal and financial advisors, and business leaders will be offered in Boston, MA on November 10-11, 2014; in Princeton, NJ on November 12, 2014; and in Alexandria, VA on November 13-14. Read more for details and registration links...

USTR Begins Special 301 Report Out-of-Cycle Review of India's Engagement on Intellectual Property

In the 2014 Special 301 Report, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that, in order to assess progress on engagement with the Government of India on intellectual property rights (IPR) issues, an Out-of-Cycle Review (OCR) would be conducted for India. USTR requests written submissions from the public ...