Friday Foreign Filing Roundup

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Good morning, readers.  Summer is in full swing here in New York City and we couldn’t be happier after the past winter. We invite you to take a look at the latest foreign filing headlines for the week of June 16th:

  • You should take those FIFA logos off of your Twitter profile now, as they are sending cease and desist letters to users throughout the World Cup. 
  • As most people have heard by now, the USPTO has rescinded the Washington Redskins trademark. This article looks at how much it would cost for the team to change their name. 
  • This quiz is tougher than you’d think: play “guess that invention” now to see if you can figure out the purpose of various 18th and 19th century patent models. 
  • Last week Tesla opened up its patent portfolio to an unprecedented “good faith” use by competitors. 

Please follow us on Twitter @inoviaIP for all relevant patent updates throughout the week.  We’ll see you back here next week for another roundup.