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SSJR wins Trademark Appeal in China

Navigating intellectual property laws in China continues to be a challenge; however, SSJR recently won its appeal against the refusal to register the mark FMS on behalf of its client Friction Materials Standards Institute, Inc. The initial examiner rejected the application, citing a prior trademark for FMS as an obstacle to registration. SSJR worked with local counsel to […]

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April 22, 2010 by in Appeals

SSJR wins Appeal of Rejections for Application Directed to Design of a Medical Instrument

SSJR’s attorneys have successfully appealed the rejection of a patent application directed to the ornamental design of a medical instrument such as an endoscope. Shortly after conducting an oral hearing, the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences issued a Decision on Appeal reversing all outstanding rejections that had been issued […]

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October 5, 2009 by in Appeals