The Dobrusin Law Firm - Intellectual Property

Strategic Intellectual Property Law

Month: December 2022

Attorney Rebecca Wilson Sworn In As Kiwanis Club Secretary

Join us in congratulating attorney Rebecca Wilson on becoming Secretary for the Kiwanis Club of Macomb. She was sworn in on October 26, by Sue Petrisin, the first female President of Kiwanis International. Becky is honored to take a leadership role in an organization that does so much to help children locally and around the world.

New Response Deadline for Trademark Office Actions

Beginning December 3, 2022, the United States Patent and Trademark Office reduced the time allotted for responding to most Trademark Office Actions from six months to three months. A three-month extension of time is available for an additional fee. This new deadline applies to Office Actions issued on or after December 3, 2022, and the Office Actions will specify that the response period is three months. The USPTO hopes that this will decrease the time it takes to get a trademark registration, but this also means trademark applicants may have to address any issues on an expedited timeline. Learn more here.

SCOTUS to Hear Jack Daniels’ Trademark Dispute

The Supreme Court, Jack Daniel’s, and a company that sells dog toys–this one has all the makings of a good joke but is a serious intellectual property (IP) case headed to our nation’s highest court. The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear a trademark dispute stemming from objections by Jack Daniel’s to a dog toy company using a design that resembles the whiskey brand’s “Old No. 7” label. The issue at the case’s core is whether the “Bad Spaniels” toys are an expressive work covered by First Amendment protections. Our trademark attorneys will be watching this case. Learn more here.

Kristen Pursley and Erin Klug Sworn Into The Supreme Court of The United States Bar

Kristen Pursley and Erin Klug were sworn into the Supreme Court of the United States Bar along with other attorneys from the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan during a recent trip to our nation’s capital. Congratulations!


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