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MacCord’s List: IP News & Notices From Art MacCord

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.

Copyright Office Adopts Final Rule Streamlining Regulation on Copyright Notice

Copyright Office Publishes Archive of Briefs and Legal Opinions

Copyright Office Releases Section 108 Discussion Document: Copyright Exceptions for Libraries and Archives

Lunch-hour CLE With a Rock Star: The Slants Front Man Talks About the Legal Battle To Name His Band

Spend your Monday lunch hour chatting with a rock star while earning CLE/CPE credit. Register for the webcast “A Name Worth Fighting For: How Naming My Band The Slants Got Me To the Supreme Court,” featuring rocker Simon Tam, presented by the NCBA CLE Department. Members of the NCBA  Intellectual Property Law, Litigation, and Sports & Entertainment Law sections enjoy a discounted rate.

Tam, founder and bassist of The Slants, will talk about how his fight with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office over his band’s name led to a U.S. Supreme Court case. The webcast discussion runs from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 18. Tam will answer audience questions and speak frankly about racism, legal troubles and his incredible stories of playing in the world’s “first and only Asian-American dance rock band.”

Here’s a preview of Monday’s conversation, based on a Q&A with Joyce Brafford, NCBA’s  Distance Learning Manager for CLE.

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MacCord’s List: IP News & Notices From Art MacCord

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.

Modified U.S. Copyright Office Provisional IT Modernization Plan

MacCord’s List: IP News & Notices From Art MacCord

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.

Revival of Abandoned Trademark Applications, Reinstatement of Abandoned Trademark Applications and Cancelled or Expired Registrations, and Petitions to the Director

Trademark Exam Guide 02-17 Merely Informational Matter

Copyright Office Proposes Rule to Simplify Deposit Requirements for Certain Literary Works and Musical Compositions

Copyright Office Submits Proposed Fee Schedule and Analysis to Congress

Trademark Examination Guide: Surname Combined With Wording

Summary of Revival of Abandoned Applications, Reinstatement of Abandoned Applications and Cancelled or Expired Registrations, and Petitions to the Director

MacCord’s List: IP News & Notices From Art MacCord

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 Announces Start of Seventh Triennial Rulemaking Proceeding Under Section 1201

Copyright Office Publishes Final Rule for Group Registration of Contributions to Periodicals

 

MacCord’s List: IP Notices & News From Art MacCord

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.

Examination Guidance for Section 2(a)’s Disparagement Provision after Matal v. Tam and Examination Compliance with Section 2(a)’s Scandalousness Provision While constitutionality Remains in Question

Copyright Office Releases Redlines for Draft Compendium

Copyright Office Releases Report on Section 1201 (Section 1201 provides legal protection for technological protection measures (TPMs) used by copyright owners to prevent unauthorized access to or use of their works.)

 

MacCord’s List: IP Notices & News From Art MacCord

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.

Revision of Patent Cooperation Treaty Procedures: Final rule.  Effective July 1, 2017

Updated Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Manual of Procedure (TBMP)  June 2017

 

MacCord’s List: IP Notices & News From Art MacCord

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.

Copyright Office Publishes Recent Review Board Decisions

Copyright Office Releases an Updated Draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition

 

MacCord’s List: IP Notices & News From Art MacCord

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.

Copyright Office Proposes Rule to Modernize Document Recordation

USPTO Seeks Comments on Possible New Streamlined Procedure for Cancellation of Trademark Registrations

 

Annual Meeting Hotel Information for NCBA Intellectual Property Law Section

Please note that the Hilton Riverside in Wilmington is currently full. We have obtained rooms near by at the Courtyard Marriott. Please make your hotel reservations by clicking here. If you haven’t signed up for the Annual Meeting/CLE you can do so by clicking here. This is a great program with a variety of top-notch speakers!

Join us the night before at Elijah’s Restaurant for a joint reception with Sports & Entertainment Law Section (guests welcomed). Click here to rsvp! See you next month in Wilmington!

 

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