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By: Bonnie Smith One of the unique aspects about intellectual property (IP) law is its applicability to all people- anybody can create IP and everybody has a right to protect their IP. These days, younger people are being homeschooled and spending more time at home. These young people are future...Read more
By: Bonnie Smith In response to COVID-19, many industries are actively creating solutions and inventions to respond to the various needs presented by the crisis, such as vaccines, treatments, virtual engagement tools, personal protective devices, etc. These inventions are typically protected by...Read more
Renner Otto Partner Nick Gingo has always had an interest in technology and innovation, but it was his passion for helping and advising others that took his legal career to the next level. Tell us a little about your background. I’ve always been interested in “how things work” and all things math...Read more
By: Rhiannon Yetzer Have a new product or invention? Chances are you need an Intellectual Property lawyer. Intellectual Property rights are designed to secure and protect designs, inventions or artwork that you’ve created so that you can successfully bring your work to the marketplace. Simply...Read more
Renner Otto is proud to announce that Nick Gingo , Grant Steyer , and Richard Wolf have been selected to the 2019 Ohio Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a...Read more
If you or your clients do business via Amazon, then you should know that registering a trademark on the Supplemental Register may not be the best idea. Typically, when seeking to register an arguably descriptive trademark at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, applicants are presented with the...Read more
The new Unified Patent Court and unitary patent system to be created by the UPC Agreement has taken a big step forward with ratification by the UK in April 2018. But even though the UPC Agreement is outside the European Community agreement, and thus potentially independent of the Brexit...Read more
Renner Otto Updates is our newsletter dedicated to discussing developments in domestic and international IP law. The third issue of 2017 can be found here . For more information, please contact Executive Editor Nick Gingo .Read more
In a continuing effort to maintain an accurate U.S. Trademark Register by eliminating registrations for marks that are not in use, the USPTO is in the process of establishing a new method of challenging registrations based on non-use. The concept is a streamlined version of the existing inter...Read more
An article entitled "Post-Grant Proceedings: Decisions Recently Made Precedential" and written by Mark Saralino, Luis Carrion and TaeRa Franklin was recently published in the February/March 2017 issue of The Report , a publication of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association. The entire...Read more