How and when is the Copyright Law implemented in Washington?

How is Copyright done in Washington, DC? Copyright is a type of intellectual property protection given by United States law. Original works of authorship that are fixed in a tangible medium, whether published or unpublished, are protected by copyright. Literary works, artistic works, live performances, photos, movies, and computer programs are examples of copyrightable works [...]

By |2022-05-02T11:36:47+00:00October 21st, 2021|Copyrights, IP Law|Comments Off on How and when is the Copyright Law implemented in Washington?

Does Trademark Engine Work?

Intellectual property management, trying to register a trademark, and preparing for a federal trademark application can be pretty overwhelming. For some people, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is only for inventors who want to protect inventions from unfair competition. This is not the case. Since a wide range of things is patentable, [...]

By |2022-06-10T03:48:15+00:00October 5th, 2021|IP Law, Trademarks|Comments Off on Does Trademark Engine Work?

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 [...]

By |2022-05-02T11:35:37+00:00September 9th, 2021|Intellectual Property, IP Law|Comments Off on Pros & Cons: Principal Register vs. Supplemental Register

Dangers of DIY Trademark Applications

Previously, an applicant for a U.S. trademark could reside anywhere in the world and still submit their trademark application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office on their own. However, new laws now require that foreign-domiciled trademark applicants without a United States address must hire a U.S. licensed attorney to represent them with respect [...]

By |2022-06-10T03:48:11+00:00June 4th, 2021|IP Law, Trademarks|Comments Off on Dangers of DIY Trademark Applications

Basics of Intellectual Property Law That You Need to Know

Intellectual property management is not simple. While it is of high importance, not a lot are familiar with how intellectual property and copyright law works. For some people, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is only a place for inventors who want to protect inventions from unfair competition. This is not the case. [...]

By |2022-06-10T03:48:14+00:00April 17th, 2021|IP Law|Comments Off on Basics of Intellectual Property Law That You Need to Know

Licensing Agreements: A Run-Through

Licensing of intellectual property and drafting a non-exclusive or exclusive license can be overwhelming. Without knowledge of copyright law, licensing terms (that often constitute a licensing agreement) can be quite confusing. Indemnification, commercialization, jurisdiction, perpetual, warranties: the list is endless. Oftentimes, what is implied and expressly stated in daily conversations shall mean differently in a [...]

By |2020-12-09T10:14:00+00:00December 9th, 2020|IP Law|Comments Off on Licensing Agreements: A Run-Through
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