Do I Need a Patent Search?

1/11/17 | by | SHARE:

We get this question all the time from clients that are interested in obtaining a patent. The short answer is “No, but you probably should because it can save money, and it helps your patent attorney save you money.” First of all, let’s clarify what we mean by a “patent… Read more

How Long Do Patents Last?

1/4/17 | by | SHARE:

Most patentable inventions are registered as utility patents (as opposed to design patents). These patents last up to twenty years from the date the patent was filed, assuming the patent owner file the necessary extension and pays the required maintenance fees. (With few exceptions, a person who puts in the… Read more

Copyrighting Languages: Who Owns Klingon?

5/10/16 | by | SHARE:

The law isn’t always as dry and boring as a layperson may imagine, especially in Amicus briefs.  Take, for example, this Amicus brief for Paramount v. Axanar Written by Marc Randazza of Randazza Legal Group, PLLC, the brief contains both headings and entire phrases written in Klingon script.  This is… Read more

Keeping Up with the Kylies . . . KYLIE Who?

3/1/16 | by | SHARE:

When you think of KYLIE, who comes to mind – Minogue or Jenner? The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office is about to address this very question. The story began on April Fool’s Day 2015 when Kylie Jenner, the younger sister of the  Keeping up with the Kardashians reality television trio, filed two… Read more

Kering Fights Alibab for all Brand Owners?

12/4/15 | by | SHARE:

As the world’s largest online retailer, Alibaba regularly encounters trouble with brand owners for counterfeits sold on its websites. On May 5, 2015, Kering, a French company who owns Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, sued Alibaba for the second time within less a year over the counterfeit products allegedly sold… Read more

Happy Thanksgiving from Venjuris!

11/25/15 | by | SHARE:

It is Thanksgiving Week in the U.S. and all of us at Venjuris hope you are happy, healthy, and surrounded by people you love. We wanted to take a few minutes to share some of the things that we are most grateful for: 1. Our Loved Ones. We would not… Read more

From the Desk of John Mascari – Two Track Litigation

11/24/15 | by | SHARE:

At Venjuris we specialize in vigorously prosecuting and defending claims in Federal and State Court, particularly intellectual property matters, but we always keep focused on any underlying business transactions with our clients.  A two track strategy to litigation, where, if needed, we will fuel a case through trial and any… Read more


10/26/15 | by | SHARE:

Now that Holiday season is around the corner, we are all excited to celebrate the holidays, yet apprehensive of what we should be eating and what we should avoid. One of the main concerns most of us have are about SUGAR: which form is the right one to eat. With… Read more

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