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Applicant Must Pay PTO Lawyer Fees (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds an order requiring a “dissatisfied applicant in an ex parte trademark proceeding” to pay attorney’s fees and expenses of $36,320.49, including salary expenses of PTO attorneys and a paralegal, to the director of the Patent and Trademark Office. In June 2009, appellant filed a federal trademark application for the mark “PROBIOTIC” for ...

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