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Can an Intent-to-Use Trademark Application Be Assigned?

It is possible to file an intent-to-use trademark application if you are not yet ready to use your mark in commerce but plan to in the future. When filing this type of trademark application, it is important to list the appropriate applicant — but can an intent-to-use trademark be assigned? To answer this question, it [...]

2023-03-01T14:51:05+00:00Intellectual Property|

What Is a Trademark Opposition?

The process of filing a trademark begins with an application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Once the application is published, a 30-day opposition period begins, during which time anyone who believes the trademark could damage their business may file a formal opposition. In recent years, there has been a huge [...]

How Can I Change The Goods And Services Listed In My Trademark Application After It Has Been Filed?

Choosing the right goods and services is one of the most important parts of filing a trademark application. All applicants should be positive that they have included all relevant goods and services for any products that will use the trademark. If an error has been made in this portion of the application, you may [...]

What Is an Insurance Extension of Time?

An insurance extension of time is a type of “insurance” for intent-to-use trademark applications when a Statement of Use (SOU) is filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This type of extension is a common way to have an additional six months to cure any problems with the specimen of use filed [...]

Pros & Cons: Principal Register vs. Supplemental Register

Trademark registration is integral to protecting one’s intellectual property (IP). As such, countless companies, creatives, and inventors have sought trademark protection for their brand names and logos. In many cases, trademarks work in tandem with other protections, such as copyright or patents. For some businesses, however, trademark registration is the first step to comprehensive IP [...]

Intellectual Property Protection under the US Patent and Trademark Office: Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), an agency in the US Department of Commerce (USDOC), is responsible for granting patents and registering trademarks. The United States Copyright Office (USCO) is a part of the Library of Congress and it maintains records of copyright registrations in the United States. The USPTO also maintains [...]

2022-12-09T18:02:20+00:00Intellectual Property|

Infringing and Other Intellectual Property Concerns: When Can I Be Liable?

Unless you are working for the United States Patent and Trademark Office, knowing who owns the rights to an invention or any other intellectual property can be difficult. What do the terms copyrighted, patented, or trademarked even mean? Copyrights, patents, and trademarks can be quite confusing. Even more so are licensing agreements, and combinations [...]

2022-12-01T16:08:03+00:00Intellectual Property|

Intellectual Property Basics

Intellectual property (IP) law deals with the intangible—the legal right to creations of your mind. Your IP could be almost anything! Some examples include mechanical inventions, clever branding, secret recipes, or works of art. Types of Intellectual Property There are four main types of IP: copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. They are each [...]

2022-12-02T10:56:19+00:00Intellectual Property|

Copyright or Trademark Protection?

Intellectual property (IP) is an umbrella term which covers any original intangible products of the mind—inventions, creative works, or brands—that are used for commercial purposes. If you are searching for the best means to protect your intellectual property against misuse or stealing, you might also be wondering whether your intellectual property is, exactly. Generally, [...]

2022-11-02T17:36:29+00:00Intellectual Property|

How to Avoid Infringing on Intellectual Property

There are different types of intellectual property (IP). You want to ensure that your property is covered by the right kind of IP protection, and you also want to make sure you don’t violate anyone else’s rights. In intellectual property infringement actions, penalties or awards can be hefty. Depending on the type of IP [...]

2022-11-28T16:38:58+00:00Intellectual Property|
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