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Design patent protection plays an important role in a company’s intellectual property portfolio, and can be extremely valuable, despite lower procurement and maintenance costs. Design patents also offer additional damages remedies not available for utility patents. BSKB excels in developing strategies to protect your designs and has a long track record of obtaining and enforcing design patent rights. In fact, BSKB has consistently ranked among the top five law firms for number of design patents obtained annually.

 

 

Attorneys and Professionals

  • John Bailey

    John W. Bailey

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  • James Eller

    James T. Eller Jr.

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  • Paul Lewis

    Paul C. Lewis

    Partner

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  • Irene Lin

    Irene (Qing) Lin

    Registered Patent Agent

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  • James Slattery

    James M. Slattery

    Senior Counsel

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  • Catherine Voisinet

    Catherine M. Voisinet

    Partner

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  • Chad Wells

    Chad D. Wells

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Insights

  • July 24, 2020

    Washington, D.C. NFL Team Loses Race to the Trademark Office: Does it Matter?

    by Michael. T Smith | IPWatchDog

    In surveys throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area, three possible replacement names have emerged as favorites among the fans: Warriors, Red Wolves, and Redtails. Armed with the knowledge of the name change and the relative popularity of the possible replacement names, two enterprising individuals have applied to obtain a federal trademark registration for the marks WARRIORS, WASHINGTON RED WOLVES, and WASHINGTON REDTAILS, respectively. Neither applicant appears to be connected to the owners of the Washington D.C. professional football team.

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  • July 10, 2020

    Could good intentions lead to future danger?

    by MaryAnne Armstrong, Ph.D. | LSIPR

    MaryAnne Armstrong, Ph.D. discusses the potential risks to IP rights with open-access to technology, medicines and devices in the fight against COVID-19 in the latest issue of LSIPR.

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Recent News

  • August 27, 2020

    USPTO Fees Update

    Effective October 2, 2020, many USPTO fees will increase including application filing, RCE, appeal and issue fees. Therefore, to save costs, with one exception, you may consider filing any items with fee increases prior to October 2, 2020. The exception relates to the payment of the Issue Fee. Any issue Fee having a mailing date prior to October 2, 2020, will have the lower Issue Fee printed on the Notice of Allowance (even if the Issue Fee is paid after October 2, 2020).

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  • November 1, 2019

    BSKB sponsors WIPR – World IP Review Influential Women in IP Project

    BSKB is a proud sponsor of the World IP Review Influential Women in IP Project. The initiative will place a positive spotlight on the development and progress that women have made in creating, protecting and securing IP, as well as supporting and enabling women to move forward in their respective industries. Partner MaryAnne Armstrong and Hailey Bureau will represent BSKB at the project’s opening event. Read more here.

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