AFCP 2.0 Extended

On September 23, 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that the After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 (AFCP 2.0) has been extended through September 30, 2020. AFCP 2.0 is part of the USPTO’s on-going efforts towards compact...

TRADEMARK LAW – A NEW TOOL FOR FEDERAL PROSECUTORS?

For the last decade the federal government has been attempting to use criminal asset forfeiture laws to seize the trademarked logo of the notorious biker club the Mongols (the “MONGOLS trademark”) in a campaign to shut down the biker club once and for all.  The logo...