I just attended a webinar on Trademarks hosted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office today. It gave a basic introduction to trademarks in the US and internationally. Great resource for inventors, and business people. The slides from the webinar should be available soon, and should be available here. Unfortunately, there are no new Inventor Info Chats scheduled for 2017, but if any new chats are scheduled, I will post them here.
On June 15 at 11 am to noon (Eastern Time), the United States Patent and Trademark Office will be offering a free Inventor Chat. The topic will be an introduction to Trademarks. More information can be found here.
I would like to congratulate my client Marcy’s Tennis Academy, LLC, of Shelton, CT for obtaining a registered trademark for their mark “MTA Serving Up Fun”. The mark can be seen here.
I would like to congratulate my client Andrew Powell from New Milford, Connecticut on receiving a patent for his Fireplace Gas Insert invention. The patent can be seen here.
I continually strive to stay on top of current developments in Patent, Trademark and Copyright law. As part of my continuing legal education, on Thursday April 27, 2017 I will be at the Joint Patent Practice Seminar in NYC. The presenters include: Andrew Hirshfeld, Commissioner for Patents for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; and the Honorable Richard Linn, Senior Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. More information on the seminar can be found here.
I would like to congratulate Kirk Matson of Lebanon, CT on receiving a patent for his Buoyant Ice Transport Vehicle. I worked on Kirk’s patent application when I was a professor at the UCONN School of Law Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic. Kirk’s patent can be seen here.
I started the Law Offices of Michael A. Blake, LLC back on April 1, 2004 in West Hartford, CT. In November of 2004 we moved to Milford, CT and have been here ever since then. I would like to thank all my clients for making my patent and trademark law practice a success! As I enter my 14th year, I look forward to providing valuable patent and trademark services to the people and businesses of Connecticut, New England, and the United States!
Last night was the first night of my first Milford adult education class on Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights. We had a great class, and covered patents last night. The attendees had insightful questions, and we had a great discussion. On Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 6:30 pm, the 2nd class will cover trademarks and copyrights. You can still sign up, go here for sign up information.
Edward Florczak, of Shelton, CT, recently obtained a patent for his palm shelf insert invention. Ed’s invention is related to handguns and the patent can be seen here. Congratulations Ed!
My client Shark Cage AS, formerly Mobile Shelter Systems AS, just received an issued patent for their Storage and Transport Container. Shark Cage AS is based in Fornebu, Norway with offices in San Antonio, Texas–my old stomping grounds. The patent can be seen here.