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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: Deborah Cohn , Todd Zinser , IG , Commerce Department , patent , hiring , investigation , USPTO , oversight

Monday - 07/14/2014, 04:11pm EDT
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Hail to the You-Know-Who Persons!!!

What happens when a tiny federal agency tells a man worth billions of dollars that his business is racist and offensive? It boils down to what's in a name, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: Mike Causey , PTO , football ,

Friday - 06/20/2014, 02:00am EDT

VA registers 'GI Bill' as a trademark

The GI Bill is now a registered trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The Department of Veterans Affairs announced it is now the sole owner of the phrase.

Tags: GI Bill , Katie Howard , VA ,

Tuesday - 12/04/2012, 09:44am EST

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: Deborah Cohn , USPTO , Tom Harkin , Barbara Boxer

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