How to Maintain Your Trademark Registrations

This article explains filing deadlines and document requirements for maintaining federal trademark registrations with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”). The documentation for establishing proof of continued use of your mark, registration renewals and establishing the incontestability of your mark are all explained in this first article of the series. Special requirements for international registrations will also be discussed.

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By William P. Smith


Spilman Attorney Schuler Recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” 2015

We are pleased to announce that Ronald W. Schuler, Member in Charge of the law firm’s Pittsburgh office, was named the 2015 Pittsburgh Mergers and Acquisitions Law “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers. Only a single attorney is recognized as such for each practice area in each community. Schuler joins nine other Spilman attorneys that have been recognized as a “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practices and markets.

Schuler is a corporate, securities and commercial transactions lawyer with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and private placement financings in the energy, software, biotechnology and telecommunications industries. He served as a chief operations executive of a $100+ million oil and gas company before joining Spilman in 2009. Click here to read Schuler’s complete biography and to contact him directly.

Best Lawyers, published by Woodward White, Inc., is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which nearly 50,000 leading attorneys cast almost 5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. More information on the research process can be found by clicking here.