Donika Pentcheva’s Legal Research Has Been Cited in A Book, Titled “U.S. Law for Civil Lawyers: A Practitioner’s Guide”

Per the book’s Abstract: The book is not only a useful reference for foreign legal practitioners, but also includes an extremely interesting theory of comparison. It revisits the notion of “foreign law” and elaborates a method to allow foreign lawyers to understand and overcome the gaps between legal cultures. Numerous examples, concrete practical tips and…

Donika Pentcheva Has Received A Rating Review of 100%

Donika Pentcheva has received a rating of 100% on CareerBliss. Below are the categories Donika Pentcheva’s work was rated on:

Donika Pentcheva’s Interview Has Been Published on RegInfo.gov–an Official Website of the U.S. General Services Administration and the Office of Management and Budget

Donika Pentcheva was interviewed by Bloomberg Law regarding patent law. The news article was used by www.RefInfo.gov. RegInfo.gov is a United States Government website produced by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the General Services Administration (GSA). Per RefInfo.gov, under the Paperwork Reduction Act and Executive Order 12866, OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory…

Donika Pentcheva’s Research Has Been Cited in The Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal

Donika Pentcheva’s research involving intellectual property law has been cited in the Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, The University of Texas School of Law’s premier student-run law journal for cutting-edge, substantive legal issues in Intellectual Property, Patents and emerging technologies. The article is titled: “Rogue One: Section 285 Attorney’s Fees in Doctrinal Patent Ineligibility Cases.”…

Donika Pentcheva Has Been Acknowledged by The American Intellectual Property Law Association For Her Work on the Model Patent Jury Instructions

The 2024 Model Patent Jury Instructions are a neutral set of jury instructions that are not biased in favor of either the patent owner or the accused infringer. These Instructions are not intended to address every conceivable issue that might arise in patent litigation. Instead, guidance is provided on those issues that typically arise in…

Donika Pentcheva Has Been Nominated as a Lawyer of Distinction for 2023

Donika Pentcheva has been invited to accept a nomination as a Lawyer of Distinction for 2023. Lawyers of Distinction Members have been selected based upon a review and vetting process by a Selection Committee utilizing U.S. Provisional Patent # 62/743,254. The platform generates a numerical score of 1 to 5 for each of the 12…

DONIKA PENTCHEVA HAS BEEN AWARDED THE PATENT ATTORNEY OF THE YEAR (KENTUCKY) AWARD BY THE NEW WORLD REPORT

Law Office of Donika Pentcheva, PLLC – New World Report (thenewworldreport.com)

Adding “.com” To A Generic Name Can Create A Protectable Trademark

In an 8-1 majority decision, the United States Supreme Court held that adding “.com” to a generic name can create a protectable trademark. United States Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com B.V. A generic name is the name of a class of products or services. Id. A term styled “generic.com” is a generic name for…

The Classification of Merchandise by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection is Important

Apple filed suit against the U.S. in the U.S. Court of International Trade in which Apple challenged U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s classification of Apple’s iPad 2 Smart Cover under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”) Subheading 6307.90.98.  Apple, Inc. v. United States, 375 F. Supp. 3d 1288 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2019). …

USPTO Will Accept Petitions to Advance Initial Examination of Applications for Marks Used to Identify Qualifying COVID-19 Medical Products and Services

Beginning June 16, 2020, the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) will accept petitions to advance initial examination of applications for marks used to identify qualifying COVID-19 medical products and services.  Because the USPTO considers the effects of COVID-19 to be an “extraordinary situation” within the meaning of 37 C.F.R. §…

General Information on Patents: Importance of Filing Applications Promptly

A patent application must be filed in accordance with the United States patent laws. One of the most critical requirements of our patent laws is that a patent application must be filed promptly. As of March 16, 2013, patents will be awarded to the first inventor to file a patent application for a particular invention.…