McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC is an intellectual property boutique firm, specializing in protecting and defending our client’s patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, licensing, and regulatory needs. We focus on providing each client a customized IP portfolio, fit to serve their business needs and achieve their strategic goals.
By Richard Marsolais
Scammers have recently started calling trademark customers and falsely claiming to be an employee with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The scammers use a tactic called “spoofing,” where they will trick phone networks into displaying a name, number, and location different from their actual name, number, and location. They’re trying to trick […]
Today has been designated as George Washington Carver Day in Iowa and what a fitting tribute to kick off Black History Month in February. Born into slavery in Missouri around 1864, Carver sought higher education in Iowa, at Simpson College and then Iowa State University. He was Iowa State’s first black student, earning both bachelor’s […]
By Nicholas J. Krob
Late last year, news broke that ownership of the trademark for the phrase “White Lives Matter,” which has been categorized by the Anti-Defamation League as a “hate slogan,” was transferred to the hosts of an Arizona-based radio show focused on racial justice. These hosts—Ramses Ja and Quinton Ward—agreed to the transfer of the trademark in […]
By Cassie J. Edgar
The CBD industry is buzzing with today’s news that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working with Congress to develop a new regulatory framework for cannabidiol (CBD) products. This is great news for businesses developing CBD products, as it means that there will be a clear path forward for the lawful marketing of […]
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