Dr. Paul Grivas has extensive experience in the health sciences and biotechnology, which can be critical in prosecuting cases before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Grivas Law Group was honored to assist a local Veterans’ group by successfully appealing their Trademark rejection, giving them the chance to develop nationwide.
Only about one in seven appeals are successful, and the California firm that filed their original Trademark application was unwilling to help them.
Did You Know?
Non-profit organizations need to protect their naming rights just like for-profits.
Registering a business name with the Division of Corporations (sunbiz.org) does not protect that name outside of Florida.
The owners of the original Burger King are limited to a small area in southern Illinois and lost out on a fortune, because they didn’t get a trademark.
There are “Patent Trolls” who patent inventions with zero intent to develop them. Their sole intention is to sue anyone who tries to develop similar inventions.
Fewer than 1% of attorneys are even qualified to sit for the Patent Bar Exam.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office changed from “first to invent” to “first inventor to file”, so if someone files for a Patent before you, he/she would win, even if you invented it before them.Most patent attorneys were never tested on these changes, or on the increasing impact of international treaties on U.S. patent law.
The person who first struck gold in California died penniless, because he never staked a claim. Stake yours.