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PTO commissioner illegally intervened in hiring

An executive in the Patent and Trademark Office was found to have violated several federal laws when she used her position to get a relative's boyfriend a job in her agency. The inspector general of the Commerce Department investigated the matter after getting a tip from a whistleblower.

Tags: Todd Zinser , IG , Commerce Department , trademark , patent , hiring , investigation , USPTO , oversight

Monday - 07/14/2014, 04:11pm EDT
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How common are government trademarks?

A group of 14 senators is urging the Department of Veterans Affairs to seek a trademark for the phrase, GI Bill. But just how common are government trademarks? We ask Deborah Cohn, commissioner for trademarks at the Patent and Trademark Office.

Tags: USPTO , trademark , Tom Harkin , Barbara Boxer

Friday - 03/09/2012, 05:01pm EST
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