Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’

Historic IP Decision: The Future of ‘Immoral,’ ‘Scandalous’ and ‘Disparaging’ Trademarks

Posted by Kathryn Allen and Adam Rehm

Polsinelli_University of Texas at Dallas_ Dallas Innovates is a Silver Founding SponsorThe U.S. Supreme Court recently made a decision that will likely have wide-ranging impact on the field of trademarks and open up protection for trademarks that may have been traditionally viewed as culturally or socially insensitive or disparaging. 

In a …

Patent Office to Hire More Examiners, Ease Backlog

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Young entrepreneurs and startups are thriving in North Texas and nationwide, flooding the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with a backlog of applications.

So much so that if you’re 22 years old when you file the patent, you’ll likely be …

Beyond Books: Dallas Public Library Answers Inventors’ Questions

Posted by Dan Koller

When Meesha Robinson moved to Dallas last fall, she had an important deadline looming. Nearly a year earlier, she had filed a provisional application for a patent on her idea for making hospitals’ triage processes more efficient and universal. But …