Month: August 2020

Update on Section 889 restriction on government contractors use of Chinese-made telecommunications equipment and services

08/19/2020Mazzeo, Anthony J.

Last week, we advised government contractors in this article about the new restrictions imposed by an interim rule and revised Federal Acquisition Regulation clauses that require contractors doing business with DoD, GSA, and NASA to certify they do not use “covered telecommunications and services” from Huawei and other Chinese companies.  We’ve learned that the Director… Read more »

New FAR provisions will have far reaching impact for government contractors: Government imposes restrictions on contractors’ telecommunication equipment

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08/13/2020Mazzeo, Anthony J.

Prime contractors can expect to be asked for a new round of certifications as the result of a FAR provision that takes effect on August 13, 2020.  The provision was announced by an Interim Rule published in the Federal Register on July 14, 2020.  The rule is applicable to all contractors doing business with the… Read more »

Expedited Trademark Registration For COVID-19 Products and Services

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08/07/2020Tucker, Jane D.

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, and the need to quickly develop medical products and services to fight the virus, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) is allowing the trademark examination process for marks used to identify qualifying COVID-19 medical products and services to be expedited.  This program expedites the review of qualifying… Read more »