District Court Affirms PTO’s Disbarment Of Patent Agent Who Practiced TM Law

by Michael E. Mccabe Jr.
On February 27, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia affirmed a decision by the USPTO Director excluding a registered patent agent from practice before the USPTO because the agent practiced trademark law. Factual Background Bang-er Shia became a registered patent agent in 2005; she has never been admitted to the bar of any court as an attorney. Ms.Read the full article