Successful Inventors Association of Connecticut presentation on Filing a Trademark Application

I presented to the Inventors Association of Connecticut (IACT) this afternoon, May 17, 2022.  The topic was Filing a Trademark Application at the USPTO.  The members asked a lot of interesting and probing questions.   We had a good turnout.   Next month, Onyeka Obiocha Executive Director of CTNext will present.  More information can be found here.

I will give a presentation on Trademarks to the Inventors Association of Connecticut on May 17, 2022!

Hi All,

I will be giving a presentation on Trademarks at the Inventors Association of Connecticut on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 5 pm via.   I will walk the attendees through how to file a trademark application at the USPTO.   More information can be found here.

Longtime client receives trademark for 3RD DEGREE FIN SYSTEMS

My longtime client Quint Higgins of Raleigh, NC recently obtained a registered trademark for 3RD DEGREE FIN SYSTEMS.  My client is in the business of manufacturing and selling paddleboard fins; surfboard fins; fins for body boards; fin boxes for paddleboards; fin boxes for surfboards; fin boxes for body boards; surfboard accessories, namely, leashes, repair patches, traction pads, storage racks, carriers worn on body, holders worn on body, paddles, kits for building surfboards, bags, hydrofoils, deck grips.   The trademark can be seen here.

SQUARE BARREL Trademark Registered for client

My client Jonathan Steeves of Sandy Hook, CT recently received his registered trademark from the USPTO for SQUARE BARREL.  I prepared and prosecuted his trademark application through the USPTO.  The trademark can be seen here.  My client is in the business of making and selling containers for transport, commercial or industrial use.

Offering a free Overview on Trademarks at Milford’s Conversations with Colleagues

HI everyone,

On April 8, 2021 I will be offering a short overview on Trademarks.  Topics to be covered will be:  What are trademarks? Do I have to file a trademark application? How much do they cost?

This will be a zoom meeting offered by the Milford Economic Development Department called “Conversations with Colleagues”.  The zoom link to register and attend is here.

Click the link to see other topics to be covered by Conversations with Colleagues:  Conversations with Colleagues 2021 Final

 

USPTO extends certain deadlines for Patent and Trademark Filings to June 1, 2020

On April 28, 2020 the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) further extended the time to file certain patent and trademark-related documents and to pay certain required fees, which otherwise would have been due between March 27 and May 31.  The new deadline is June 1, 2020.  This is in addition to the prior extension the USPTO had announced on March 31, 2020.  Such an extension will be allowed if they are accompanied by a statement that the filing delay was due to the COVID-19 outbreak.   More information can be found at the USPTO website here.

CORONAVIRUS RELIEF HELP

The Federal Government through the Small Business Administration has several relief options for businesses, and the self employed.

The first is the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  The PPP is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities, however, 75% of the money must be used for payrool in order to get forgiveness of the loan.    The following entities affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19) may be eligible to apply for the PPP:

          • Any small business concern that meets SBA’s size standards (either the industry based sized standard or the alternative size standard);
          • Any business, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, 501(c)(19) veterans organization, or Tribal business concern (sec. 31(b)(2)(C) of the Small Business Act) with the greater of:
            • 500 employees, or
            • that meets the SBA industry size standard if more than 500;
          • Any business with a NAICS Code that begins with 72 (Accommodations and Food Services) that has more than one physical location and employs less than 500 per location; and
          • Sole proprietors, independent contractors, and self-employed persons.

More information on the PPP can be found here.

The second is the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance (EIDLEA).  small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000. This advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available following a successful application. This loan advance will not have to be repaid.  This program is for any small business with less than 500 employees (including sole proprietorships, independent contractors and self-employed persons), private non-profit organization or 501(c)(19) veterans organizations affected by COVID-19.  Businesses in certain industries may have more than 500 employees if they meet the SBA’s size standards for those industries.  More information on the EIDLEA can be found here.