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Pennsylvania Continues to Lead the Way in Natural Gas Production

Spilman Ingots 10 Oct 2016 | 9:54 AM

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (“EIA”), Pennsylvania has seen the biggest gain in U.S. natural gas production and production is expected to continue to rise. The EIA’s Natural Gas Annual indicates that the marketed production of natural gas reached more … Continue reading

Congratulations to the New President of Duquesne University

Spilman Ingots 23 Sep 2016 | 11:43 AM

Spilman is thrilled to congratulate Ken Gormley, J.D., on his installation as Duquesne University’s 13th president. Ken has had a long and distinguished legal career and follows in the footsteps of other attorneys turned presidents including University of Pittsburgh’s Mark … Continue reading

Protecting a Precious Asset- Your Trademarks (or Your Brands): Part Three in Our Trademark Series

Spilman Ingots 20 Sep 2016 | 9:43 AM

In our last article, we explained trademark filings for showing continuous use of a mark. This third article in our trademark series explains renewal applications and practical suggestions for the trademark owner to avoid losing trademark protection for its marks. … Continue reading

Sharing a Bit of History – Spilman Guides Tour of Historic Baseball Sites

Spilman Ingots 12 Sep 2016 | 10:43 AM

It was a beautiful day in Pittsburgh for the historical baseball parks tour Spilman Managing partner Ron Schuler led for Spilman clients and friends. Schuler was part of the team that brought PNC Park to life and provided a “behind the scenes” … Continue reading

Ron Schuler Weighs in on Law Firms, Leadership and Pittsburgh

Spilman Ingots 29 Aug 2016 | 12:03 PM

Ronald W. Schuler, Member in Charge of Spilman’s Pittsburgh office, was recently asked about the impact of Pittsburgh’s law firm leadership being located outside of the city. It’s a trend that has materialized with two of Pittsburgh’s largest law firms, … Continue reading

62 Spilman Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers 2017

Spilman Ingots 25 Aug 2016 | 7:38 AM

We are pleased to announce that 62 of the firm’s attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 directory of leading attorneys. The Best Lawyers in America, published by Woodward White, Inc., is based … Continue reading

Maintaining Your Trademark Registrations-Part 2

Spilman Ingots 22 Aug 2016 | 9:31 AM

Once you have obtained a U.S federal trademark registration, you must take certain steps to maintain the registration or else you risk losing your trademark protection. We now discuss a key step in maintaining your federal trademark registration—showing use of … Continue reading

How to Maintain Your Trademark Registrations

Spilman Ingots 04 Aug 2016 | 4:34 PM

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 … Continue reading

Congratulations to the 2016 Athena Award Finalists

Spilman Ingots 21 Jul 2016 | 10:41 AM

Congratulations to all of the finalists for the 2016 Athena Awards Program of Greater Pittsburgh. The Allegheny Conference on Community Development created the award to focus on three attributes – professional excellence, contributions to the community and mentorship of other women. … Continue reading

Post-Brexit: EU and UK Intellectual Property Protection

Spilman Ingots 24 Jun 2016 | 12:38 PM

Many U.S. companies rely on foreign intellectual property protection for their inventions, including, of course, the European Union (“EU”). European Patent Organization (“EPO”) President Benoit Battistelli issued a brief statement today on the U.K. referendum voted in on June 23, … Continue reading

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