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A Break in the Glass Ceiling? Majority of Law Students are Women

Spilman Ingots 20 Dec 2016 | 4:16 PM

For the first time in history, there are more women in U.S. law schools – just over 50 percent of the seats at accredited law schools. According to The New York Times, a nearly equal amount of men and women … Continue reading

Green Grass and High Tides: The Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act

Spilman Ingots 19 Dec 2016 | 7:44 AM

On April 17, 2016, Governor Tom Wolf signed Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program into law, making it the 24th state with a comprehensive medical marijuana program. The new law – Act 16 or the “MMA” – will protect registered patients and … Continue reading

Ornamental Features, Apple and Samsung: The Reverse of the $400M Verdict

Spilman Ingots 08 Dec 2016 | 12:43 PM

The Supreme Court has stepped into the Apple and Samsung argument by reversing a $400 million verdict. According to Bloomberg, “The U.S. Supreme Court gave Samsung Electronics Co. its first good news in a while on Tuesday, reversing a nearly $400 … Continue reading

Correction – Let’s Amend This Trademark: Part Five of Our Trademark Series

Spilman Ingots 05 Dec 2016 | 7:50 AM

In our previous four articles (articles 1, 2, 3 and 4) in our trademark series, we discussed mandatory and optional filings for maintaining and protecting your marks, in order to avoid abandonment or cancellation. The final segment of our trademark … Continue reading

Spilman’s Open House

Spilman Ingots 22 Nov 2016 | 2:13 PM

Spilman welcomed its clients and guests to an Open House on Wednesday, November 16. Everyone enjoyed craft beer tastings courtesy of North Country Brewing and tasty treats from Fabled Table.Filed under: Pittsburgh Tagged: Pittsburgh office open house

Your Trademark on Steroids – Making Your Trademark Registration Stronger

Spilman Ingots 03 Nov 2016 | 11:06 AM

In our previous articles (part one, part two and part three), we discussed ways in which trademarks are maintained and protected through filings that are mandatory and which filings would result in abandonment or cancellation if not timely submitted. There … Continue reading

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

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