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How To Avoid Trademark Renewal Scams

  According to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), trademark renewal scams are on the rise. Countless companies with names that appear to be government entities are fooling consumers each year. The USPTO provides a list of companies to be wary of, and many of them sound very legitimate. At War [...]


How to Prove Your Trademarks are in Commercial Use

  Obtaining a trademark for your business that sells goods or provides services is no easy task. To be granted a trademark by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), you must go through a rigorous process. Trademarks are specifically intended for businesses that sell goods or services across state lines, and [...]


How To Register A Trademark Internationally

Trademarks distinguish the goods and services of one enterprise from those of other businesses. When registered properly, trademarks are protected by intellectual property laws. Trademark rights are private and protected through the law and in some cases, through court orders. Whether you are currently registered in the United States or have recently started the application [...]


Understanding USPTO Trademark Examination

Once the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) determines a trademark application meets the minimum filing requirements, it will assign an application serial number and forward it to an examining attorney. The trademark examination period can last several months and can potentially conclude with an approved trademark or a denial. Therefore, it is critical [...]


Steps Following A Notice Of Allowance

According to the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure, receiving a notice of allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) indicates that the trademark survived the opposition period after it was published in the Official Gazette and is allowed. This is an important step in the trademark application process. However, the trademark is [...]


Why You Need The Expertise Of An IP Attorney

Intellectual property (IP) includes assets such as ideas, designs, inventions, brand logos, music, written works, and other creations. When someone with a new idea or innovation decides they want to patent their creation or obtain a trademark or copyright, it is important to consider consulting with an experienced IP attorney who specializes in this area [...]


Can I Hire An IP Lawyer From Any State?

Intellectual property (IP) attorneys work to protect trademarks, patents, copyrights, and trade secrets. Clients often need a lawyer to help prepare documents, or for counsel in what are often highly technical matters. One question those who need guidance with intellectual property matters often ask is, "Can I hire an IP lawyer from any state?" War [...]


What To Do When You Receive A Trademark Cease And Desist Letter

Seeking trademark registration is a way to legally protect the logo or brand name of a company or business venture. When a trademark registration is obtained through the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), there are certain protections afforded to the registrant. Among these protections is the exclusive right to use the trademarked property. [...]


The Insider’s Guide to Copyright Symbols

If you’re in any creative industry, like photography, architecture, or writing, you need copyright protection against anyone who would like to profit from your work! Read on for a comprehensive guide to what you need to know about using copyright symbols and copyright laws!  If you’ve got more questions about protecting your intellectual property, we [...]

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