U.S. begins participation in the Hague Agreement on industrial designs Starting on May 13, 2015, the United States began participating in the Hague Agreement on industrial designs​ . The Hague Agreement provides a streamlined process for filing design applications in multiple countries through a single application. Many countries have participated in the Hague Agreement for…

In 2012, a federal appeals court held that shoe designer Christian Louboutin was entitled to trademark protection for his red-soled shoes, except when the alleged infringing shoe is entirely red. That ruling apparently did not hold much influence in Europe, as Louboutin filed suit in 2013 against Dutch brand Van Haren for selling black and…

Forming a patent strategy is one of my favorite parts about being a patent lawyer. In so doing I get the opportunity to really understand my clients’ businesses and objectives. Many times, forming a patent strategy begins with analyzing my clients’ patent portfolios. What is a patent portfolio? A patent portfolio is a collection of…

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