Courts have been grappling with how current IP laws work with Web3 emerging technologies such as crypto collectibles, NFTs (non-fungible tokens), and digital artwork.
Hovey Williams Ranked #7 on the 2022 US Trademark Registration Tote Board
We helped clients obtain a colossal number of 521 trademark registrations in 2022!
Hovey Williams Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 Edition
Congratulations to our honorees, you make us look good.
How Times Have Changed at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office saw record numbers of new trademark applications filed in 2021.During 2021, the USPTO reported over a 25% increase in applications. See USPTO Performance and Accountability Report 2021, available here. Such a steep increase is...
Four Hovey Williams Partners Honored as Super Lawyers®
We are pleased to announce that four of our Partners, Scott Brown, Cheryl Burbach, Crissa Cook, and Michael Hurd have been selected to the 2022 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list. Selection for the Super Lawyers list means these Partners rate among the top 5% of...
Global Entrepreneurship Week – KC
ATTENTION PIONEERS and INVENTORS!! DON'T MISS OUT ON FREE INFORMATIVE SESSIONS FOR ENTREPRENEURS. Global Entrepreneurship Week - KC happens November 14-20, 2022. Learn how to to protect and commercialize your inventions with patents, trade secrets, copyrights and...
Dianne Smith-Misemer Named in Top 25 US Trademark Attorneys Specialized in Web3
Congratulations to our own Dianne Smith-Misemer on this great honor.
USPTO Implements New Deadlines to Respond to Office Actions for Applications and Registrations
USPTO ALERT! SHORTENED RESPONSE TIME Beginning on December 3, 2022, instead of the current six months, trademark applicants will have three months (with a possible three-month extension) to respond to an office action issued during the examination of a trademark...
Hovey Williams 2023 Recognition in “The Best Lawyers in America”®
Congratulations to our honorees. A well deserved honor.
New Trademark Registrations Linked to Future Profitability and Stock Valuation, but Consistently Undervalued by Analysts and Investors
A study recently published in Management Science entitled, “Valuation of New Trademarks,” finds that a public company’s new trademark registrations substantially contribute to the firm’s long-term valuation but are notoriously undervalued by analysts and investors....