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COVID-19 Client Alert: Intellectual Property Considerations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As many businesses reduce employees onsite and look at changing business activities during the COVID-19 Pandemic, there are a few considerations for businesses to keep in mind as our world continues to shift during this time.

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COVID-19 Client Alert: Copyright Office Provides Temporary Relief in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

The Library of Congress buildings, which includes the Copyright Office, are closed to the public until at least April 1, 2020, as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As a result, the Copyright Office has reduced the number of staff working onsite and has established several interim rules to mitigate the effect of such closure on the examination of copyright application.

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COVID-19 Client Alert: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Extends Filing Deadlines Under CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act provides widespread relief to businesses and individuals as the Coronavirus crisis continues to see travel restrictions, shelter-in-place orders, and business closures across the United States and world. In addition to providing $100 billion in emergency funds to eligible healthcare providers, expanding unemployment benefits for displaced workers, and allocating $349 billion for loans to eligible businesses under the Paycheck Protection Program, the CARES Act also provides temporary relief to businesses and entrepreneurs currently working to protect their intellectual property.

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