MAY 2023


We always recommend filing for trademark protection as soon as possible. But now that advice is even more imperative because (i) the backlog at the USPTO continues to cause unprecedented delays, and (ii) the USPTO has announced that it intends to raise many of trademark application filings fees next year. As a result, filing now will likely save money.

Regarding the details proposed fee increases, stay tuned here and on our social media channels (links below) for lots of news and developments. We are especially concerned about the impact on small businesses. We plan to submit comments to the USPTO detailing our concerns, as we have done in the past.

- Erik

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The manner in which you should use your trademark depends on whether you are providing goods or services. Olivia shares key differences and considerations in this video.

When should you consider applying for trademark registration in other countries outside the US? Denisse explains how it works and why it may be important for you to consider here.

Taylor Swift is currently on tour and is all over the news. Her brand also happens to be heavily protected, and our very own Erik Pelton was cited several times in a recent University of Illinois Law Review article. Read the full article here.

What makes EMP&A unique? Our team shares what makes us special—including our flat fee structure, more than 20 years of experience, and being a small business like many of our clients in this video.

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