Trademark Ethics

  • Is Mommy More Ethical Than Daddy?

    … disciplinary decisions of the US Patent and Trademark Office. Those matters are posted on-line in the Office of Enrollment and Discipline “FOIA Reading Room.” I found that, since January 1, 2007, there have been approximately 340 published disciplinary decisions posted. Of those, roughly 270 involved male practitioners. That to me reflected…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 14 readers -
  • “The Trademark Company” Pivots To A Copyright Company

    … “The Trademark Company,” whose owner Matthew Swyers agreed last month to give up his license to practice before the USPTO, ending a three-year ethics battle, appears to be alive. While still operating under the old name, logo and URL, The Trademark Company has shifted gears away from offering trademark-related services and is now offering only…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 18 readers -
  • Fraudulent Trademark Solicitations Raise Ethical Concerns For TM Attys

    … trademark scams so they can recognize when a trademark-related communication is legitimate or fraudulent and take appropriate action–such as alerting the practitioner and not paying the fake entity’s invoice. Training non-attorney staff about fraudulent USPTO correspondence, such as the trademark scam letters, may avoid professional embarrassment. Such training may also keep a trademark practitioner from inadvertently violating one or more USPTO ethics rules. Related …

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 22 readers -
  • “Rising Star” Falls For Suspended Trademark Attorney

    … By all accounts, Jeremy Blackowicz is a fine trademark attorney with a long and bright future ahead. According to a recent version of his law firm’s website, Mr. Blackowicz was an associate in the Boston, Massachusetts intellectual property department of Day Pitney, LLP. According to the firm’s website, Mr. Blackowicz, a 2001 graduate of Boston…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 72 readers -
  • Arizona Bar IP Section Hot for Ethics

    … Arizona Bar IP Section Hot for Ethics May 20, 2015 Michael E. McCabe, Jr. Continuing Legal Education On Friday, May 15, I was honored to be a presenter at the Annual Meeting of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Arizona Bar, held in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona. Roberta Tepper of the State Bar of Arizona and I went a full two hours…

    Michael E. Mccabe Jr./ IPethics & INsights- 31 readers -
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