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Sir Isaac Newton

On this day in 1687, Sir Isaac Newton makes public his outline of the laws of motion and universal gravitation. This world renowned work entitled Principia was first published by the Royal Society in England. Today we honor this  great physicist and mathematician with some patents putting these principles to work. #patents #omnilegalgroup #isaacnewton #physics #USPTO

By |July 5th, 2017|Patent and Trademark|0 Comments

Sax Patent

On this day in 1846, the first patent to a Saxophone was issued to Antoine Joseph Sax. Born Adolphe Sax in 1814, he was awarded French Patent #3226 for his novel apparatus illustrated below in a family of 8 different embodiments. Over the years, Sax was attributed to producing and improving upon a number of different instruments. However, none of them gained the same level of acceptance and commercial success as the Saxophone.#Saxophone #patent #omnilegalgroup #internationalpatentlaw

By |June 28th, 2017|Patent and Trademark|0 Comments

International Yoga Day

June 21st is International Yoga Day. In 2014, a UN declaration was issued with support by 177 nations who cosponsored the resolution (the highest number ever for any such measure). This year, 72 students and teachers have traveled to the United States from India and will be performing yogic exercises at the United Nations Headquarters to honor the occasion. #patent #namaste #omnilegalgroup #international #yoga #internationalyogaday

 

By |June 21st, 2017|Patent and Trademark, Uncategorized|0 Comments

SUPREME COURT RULING: Disparagement Clause of the Lanham Act

SUPREME COURT RULING: The Asian-American rock band originally denied registration for their band name The Slants prevails in their effort to gain U.S. trademark registration. They were originally denied by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for violating the disparagement clause of the Lanham Act. This part of the Trademark Act denies federal registrations for trademarks comprising immoral, deceptive or scandalous matter or that might disparage persons or groups or bring them into contempt or disrepute.  In what is certain to be a controversial decision, the Supreme Court today found this to be a violation of free speech. This ruling will most certainly open the door for applicants seeking Federal protection for derogatory marks such as the Redskin football team who in 2014 had their trademarks cancelled for violating the disparagement clause.  #trademarks  #omnilegalgroup #SupremeCourt #USPTO #lanhamact #disparagementclause

By |June 19th, 2017|Patent and Trademark|0 Comments

Flag Day

On this day in 1777, the stars and stripes were adopted by the Second Continental Congress as the official Flag of the United States. This version of old glory has numerous legends tracing its origins with design credits being attributed to Francis Hopkinson and Betsy Ross. To this day, neither has been corroborated. In honor of Flag Day, we solute the inventors who have incorporate the stars and stripes into their patented designs. #patents #USPTO #flagday #america #oldglory#thestarsandstripes #omnilegalgroup

By |June 14th, 2017|Patent and Trademark|0 Comments