The Pan American Convention* is one of those arcane self-executing things that you want to keep in the back of your mind, hoping to bring it up at the right time. I’ve never blogged about it beofre – I had to create a “Pan American Category” tab just now (look at the right frame of this blog – did you know that you could search blog archives by catergory?).
There have been two Pan American Convention cases at the TTAB in the past two years and TTABlog discusses them, with a guest commentary from me.
*The members are: Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, the United States and Venezuela.