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USPTO seeks comments on women’s participation in patent system

US07-05-2019

The US Patent and Trademark Office is seeking public comments on the participation of women, minorities and veterans in entrepreneurship activities and the patent system.

Photographer sues Clorox over cat portraits

US23-04-2019

Photographer Jill Greenberg is suing advertising agency Dentsu McGarry Bowen and consumer products manufacturer the Clorox Company for copyright infringement after they allegedly misused licensed portraits of cats on glass.

EUIPO resumes UK trademark oppositions after Brexit extension

EU, UK16-04-2019

The European Intellectual Property Office has reinstated opposition and invalidity proceedings that are based solely on UK rights.

'Sluggish' growth in women inventor numbers: USPTO

US13-02-2019

Women inventors still make up just 12% of all patent inventors in the US, according to the US Patent and Trademark Office.

India seeks to expedite women’s patent applications

India17-12-2018

The Indian Patent Office will have to expedite the examination of patents filed by women under new rules proposed to promote female entrepreneurship.

USPTO accepts ‘Comfyballs’ trademark—but only for women

US08-08-2016

An underwear brand called Comfyballs, which was initially denied a US trademark for its name because the term was “vulgar”, has now had an application accepted—but only if the product is used for women.

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