US Trademark Law

Building a commercial brand takes time and money. For this reason, it’s important to get legal protection for your intellectual property investment. If you want to protect your business’s identifying marks, it behooves you have a good offense and defense. Offense: The Right Trade Name Your offense involves choosing your preferred business name, logo, and [...]

By |2020-02-26T08:34:38+00:00February 26th, 2020|Trademarks|Comments Off on US Trademark Law

Intellectual Property Law (IP Law)

When people talk about intellectual property rights or IP rights, they refer to a legal matter that involves the creations of the mind, such as literary and artistic works, inventions, names, images, symbols, and designs used in trade and commerce. Examples include novels, songs, illustrations, brand logos, and other marks of identification. These intellectual property [...]

By |2020-02-15T07:24:32+00:00February 15th, 2020|Intellectual Property|Comments Off on Intellectual Property Law (IP Law)

Intellectual Property Law in Washington, DC

What is Intellectual Property Law? Intellectual property (IP) law covers laws wherein the state protects and secures the copyright holder’s exclusive rights to their intellectual property, creations, and inventions. These may be in the form of industrial property, industrial designs, design rights, technology transfers, biotechnology, trade dress, computer software, the authorship of a person with [...]

By |2020-02-08T21:43:18+00:00February 8th, 2020|Intellectual Property|Comments Off on Intellectual Property Law in Washington, DC

Protecting Your Intellectual Property with Copyright

If you have any form of intellectual property, you have to ensure its legal protection, not only for the sake of your authorship but also for the purpose of safeguarding your ability to earn a living from it. A creator should seek intellectual property rights for his or her creations. Intellectual Property Law There are [...]

By |2020-02-10T12:46:58+00:00February 4th, 2020|Copyrights|Comments Off on Protecting Your Intellectual Property with Copyright

Protecting Your Intellectual Property with a Patent

In the past, the United States had a “first to invent” system when it comes to patent protection. In September of 2011, however, the government switched to a “first to file” system. This is why it is paramount that you file a patent application in a timely manner to lend legal intellectual property protection for [...]

By |2020-01-20T13:05:19+00:00January 20th, 2020|Patents|Comments Off on Protecting Your Intellectual Property with a Patent

Patent Filing Mistakes to Avoid

While patents provide the protection needed for innovation, there are some stringent requirements in the patent process that innovators must heed to ensure that they don’t compromise their patent application. What are some of the common pitfalls that invention patent applicants should be aware of? Publicly disclosing an innovation before they file a patent application. [...]

By |2020-01-13T12:14:50+00:00January 13th, 2020|Patents|Comments Off on Patent Filing Mistakes to Avoid

Transferring Ownership of Trademarks

Trademarks are often transferred from one owner to another. The transfers may well be temporary through licensing or permanent through the assignment. There are many reasons behind transferring ownership of federally registered trademarks. For instance, in the event of reorganization or business acquisition, you may have to reassign or transfer the ownership of your trademarks. [...]

By |2020-01-07T10:24:23+00:00January 7th, 2020|Trademarks|Comments Off on Transferring Ownership of Trademarks

First to File Rule in Patent Filing

If you have an invention and you want to protect it in the United States, you need to get a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The patent is a form of intellectual property (IP) protection that gives the creator of an invention the exclusive legal right to market, sell, manufacture, and profit [...]

By |2020-01-04T07:27:59+00:00January 4th, 2020|Patents|Comments Off on First to File Rule in Patent Filing

Protect Your Company from Copyright Infringement

How Can I Protect My Company from Copyright Infringement? In this digital age, most companies maintain an online site where they may upload content that is helpful to their target market while building their brand. It is often a challenge to protect all those images and texts online. While there is a law that protects [...]

By |2019-06-05T22:00:25+00:00May 21st, 2019|Copyrights|Comments Off on Protect Your Company from Copyright Infringement

Avoid Copyright Infringement

How Can I Avoid Copyright Infringement? Copyright law protects the creative works of expression such as music, the written word, photographs, and paintings, but it also protects creations such as software code, engineering designs, architectural plans, and more. Copyright protections include the exclusive rights to reproduction, distribution, public performance, and the right to create derivative [...]

By |2019-05-03T06:27:33+00:00May 3rd, 2019|Copyrights|Comments Off on Avoid Copyright Infringement