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Maier & Maier was established with the goal of providing intellectual property analysis and advice for large, multi-national corporations, universities, middle-market and emerging market companies, and startups and spinouts. We are proud of our ability to advise our clients, and to obtain patent protection for a wide scale of technologies, and offer years of experience in litigation, licensing, and other intellectual property-related issues.

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Fast Food Empires Put Their Weight Behind Trademarks

Fast food companies have been actively asserting their trademarks, recently highlighted by noteworthy activity by both McDonald’s and In-N-Out. McDonald’s aggressive defense of its trademarks hit a snag recently as the EUIPO canceled their trademark for “Big Mac” for failing to provide sufficient evidence of use. In their argument, McDonald’s relied mainly on affidavits from […]

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Iancu Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on IP

On March 13, 2019, Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, testified before the U.S. Senate’s Committee on the Judiciary’s subcommittee on Intellectual Property to discuss the USPTO and the current state of patent and trademark law in the United States. In their […]

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Supreme Court Curbs Copyright Owners With Pair of Copyright Rulings

Two recent Supreme Court decisions may have far reaching consequences for those looking to assert (or avoid) copyright infringement claims. Registration Requirement On March 4, 2019, the Court ruled on Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com, where it held that Copyright Infringement was only available after a copyright is registered at the Copyright Office. […]

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