The Trademark Modernization Act of 2020

  • January 14, 2021
  • Blog
Potente, Business Lawyer and Company Formation

The Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 became law on December 27, 2020. This new law ushered in uniform procedures in many facets of trademark litigation, but none more so than ex parte cancellation proceedings. In an effort to reduce bad faith filings and clutter, any petitioner may now file a petition to cancel an unused trademark regardless of that petitioner’s standing. Petitioners may achieve cancellation via an Ex Parte Expungement or Ex Parte Reexamination against unused trademarks. In addition to standardizing and modifying trademark cancellation procedures, the new law establishes a rebuttable presumption of irreparable harm for plaintiffs seeking injunctive relief, formalizes the procedure for submitting a Letter of Protest in a pending application, and allows for more flexible response periods. To learn more about the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 and its nuances, check out this detailed article by Mintz Levin.

  • September 29, 2022
  • Blog

The Rise and Fall of NFTs

Non-Fungible Tokens give proof of ownership of a digital object. NFTs have unique qualities that cannot be exchanged for others of the exact same type. NFTs are primarily centered around digital art, but can also include collectables, trading cards, event tickets, music, digital video clips, and virtual fashion. Although digital...

Tax exemption
  • August 11, 2022
  • Blog

Annual Tax Fees Waived for New Business in California

If you are interested in starting a Limited Liability Company in California, there is no time like the present. In an effort to welcome new businesses to the golden state, California Governor Gavin Newsome signed legislation in 2020 to exempt startups from paying the LLC franchise tax during their first...