Entries by IntellectualProperty

Decade of Distinctiveness

By Ed Timberlake From the way they are typically discussed in news stories, a casual observer could perhaps be forgiven for concluding that trademarks are primarily about confusion. In North Carolina – the only state that recognizes Trademark Law as a separate, board-certified specialty – we are not casual observers.As a result, we recognize that […]

MacCord’s List: IP News & Notices From Art MacCord

Art MacCord is a patent attorney with 40 years of experience. He keeps an eye on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Copyright Office for new rules and practice tips of interest to intellectual property attorneys. Find his latest updates here. Update on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility https://www.uspto.gov/about-us/news-updates/update-patent-subject-matter-eligibility Participate in the Patent Center […]

Mixtape Magic

By Angela Doughty I would like to think my time as IPL Chair could be described as a compilation of assorted melodies creating the perfect intellectual property mixtape. As we look back, let’s lend an “ear” to the top tracks from the past year. Track 1:  Is My Subject Matter Eligible? Our Patent Committee hosted […]

Pro Bono Outstanding Achievement Award

Congratulations to William G. Pagán of Coats & Bennett PLLC, the recipient of the 2018 Pro Bono Outstanding Achievement Award, which was announced at last week’s NCBA IP Law Section’s Annual Meeting held in Charlotte. Every lawyer has a professional responsibility to provide legal services to those unable to pay.  Pursuant to Rule 6.1 of […]

USPTO China Road Show Coming To Durham

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show Find details and a registration link here. 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 25 Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show is a free, one-day program that brings together experts from […]