CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: Grillo's Pickles

If you haven't been to the Grillo's Pickles website, you should. There, you'll find the fantastic story of how this company began. We've copied part of it here to save you a click.

Grillo's Pickles began with a pickle cart, just a small wooden stand in downtown Boston, where Travis Grillo and his friends would sell two spears for one dollar. Travis would make the pickles by night using his family's 100-year old recipe - one he'd memorized from making pickles every summer as a kid. In the morning, Travis would bike to the Boston Common and set up the cart with his buddies. They'd hang out all day, urging people to try the simple Grillo family pickle. It was a small business but Travis worked hard for it. He made more pickles, biked more miles, and slept less hours than he ever had before.
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CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: Factory Five Racing

Factory Five Racing was founded in 1995. Over the years they have grown from a start-up business in a small garage to become the world's largest manufacturer of "build-it-yourself" component car kits. They employ a full-time crew of about 40 people, and are located in Wareham, Massachusetts (about an hour south of Boston). They make their products right here in the USA, in the heart of New England where American manufacturing was born.
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CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: Luca + Danni

Fred and Danny Magnanimi grew up watching their father create beautiful, handcrafted jewelry in the family's Cranston, RI jewelry manufacturing business. When the boys grew up, Fred moved to New York and began working on Wall Street as an investment banker, while younger brother Danny, still enamored by the family business, stayed home. Increased competition from overseas businesses created significant challenges for the business, but Danny was confident he could find a way for the family business to evolve and thrive. This was his mission, this was his passion.
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        John E. Ottaviani Comments In World Trademark Review on "Return To Normal" In Trademark Filings

        As he did earlier this month, John E. Ottaviani once again provided his insight to World Trademark Review, analyzing the rollercoaster in filings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Earlier this month, John discussed the unprecedented surge in trademark filings in advance of a new USPTO rule that went into effect August 3. You can read a discussion of that article here.

        In this follow up article, USPTO Warns Of 'Bad Actors' As Filing Levels Return To Normal,  noting the return to normal of filing applications, John put the rollercoaster activity into perspective.

        “This spike in applications is going to slow down the examination process for all applicants,” John said. “The USPTO examining attorneys will have greater caseloads and will take longer to initially review the applications – therefore, the average time from application to registration for all applicants will increase.”

        To read the World Trademark Review article, please click here. (Subscription required)