By Art MacCord

Art MacCord is a patent attorney with 38 years of experience. He keeps an eye on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Copyright Office for new rules and practice tips of interest to intellectual property attorneys. Please click on the links below for the most recent updates.

U.S. Copyright Office Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Relating to Group Registration of Newspapers

USPTO Finalizes Revised Patent Fee Schedule

New Voluntary Mark Description in the International Application (Madrid Protocol) and Subsequent Designation Forms

USPTO Launches Two Year Diversion Pilot Program for practitioners whose physical, mental, or emotional health issues (including substance or alcohol abuse) or law practice management issues resulted in minor misconduct and little, if any, harm to a client

Cooperation for an Expanded Collaborative Patent Search Pilot with the JPO and KIPO

U.S. Copyright Office Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Seventh Triennial Rulemaking Proceeding Under Section 1201