Thursday, December 6, 2007 - 12:00am

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Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 12:00am

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) processed 362,227 patent applications and 323,527 trademark applications during the past year, the highest numbers in history. The USPTO also set records for quality examinations and processing times. For example, the average time from filing an initial trademark application to receiving a preliminary decision was less than three months. The USPTO also initiated a number of improvements such as offering a 12-month accelerated patent examination process and making electronic filings simpler.

Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 12:00am

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ruled that employers must pay the cost of providing any personal protective equipment (PPE) necessary to protect workers from job-related injuries. The new rule covers PPE including respirators, hard hats, gloves, goggles, safety shoes, safety glasses, and welding helmets, but there are several exemptions to the mandate.

Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 12:00am

SEMA is looking for four vehicles from the winning categories of “The Most Accessory-Friendly Vehicles” awarded at the 2007 SEMA Show. The four vehicles are:

Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 12:00am

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Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 12:00am

Registration for SEMA Spring Expo and SEMA OFFROAD, February 8–9, 2008, in Indianapolis, is in full swing and available for attendees online by visiting www.semaspringexpo.com and www.semaoffroad.com. The spring events deliver the acclaimed SEMA Show experience to the Indianapolis area and surrounding regions. With a special emphasis on trucks and SUVs, exhibitors will display a variety of products and services covering accessories, restyling, wheels and tires, and mobile electronics.

Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 12:00am


Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 12:00am

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Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 12:00am

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Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 12:00am

As of January 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will limit volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from aerosol cans, such as spray paints, primers and clear coatings. The EPA rule is similar to a standard already established by California and subsequently adopted by Washington state and Oregon. The rule applies to manufacturers and distributors of aerosol products which are used for both industrial applications and by do-it-yourselfers.

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