Do I Need a Separate Trademark for My Name and Logo? **Attorney Advertising**

If you’re trying to decide whether to trademark your name as a logo or just the words themselves, it’s important to understand the benefits and drawbacks of each option. What Is a Trademark? Let’s start by identifying what a trademark is. A trademark can be any word, phrase, symbol, design, or combination of these things […]

What Can’t You Patent? **Attorney Advertising**

A patent is a form of intellectual property that gives its owner the legal right to exclude others from making, using, selling, or importing an invention for a limited period of years. In order to get a patent, you must first file a patent application with the Patent Office in your country. In the US, […]

3 Things to Know Once Your Trademark Application Is Filed **Attorney Advertising**

Clients often ask us what they should expect after their initial trademark application is filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. While your attorney will keep you abreast of all key dates, deadlines, and developments, here are three general things to know about this interim process: Your application will be reviewed by an […]

Should I Copyright My Entire Website? **Attorney Advertising**

Most people don’t realize that in the United States, creative works are protected by copyright law by default. That means that whenever you create something unique in a tangible medium, like website content, it’s automatically owned by you. However, this “default” right may not give you the legal recourse or compensation you desire if someone […]

Common Examples of Trade Secrets in Your Business That Deserve Protecting **Attorney Advertising**

Trade secrets can include not only the obvious intellectual property categories such as new inventions, technologies, and improved processes but also materials such as customer lists and contacts, marketing tactics, your business processes or procedures, pricing discounts, information, vendor contacts, and other information. Examples of trade secrets that you may already be familiar with include: […]

Is My NFT Protected by Copyright? **Attorney Advertising**

What happens when you create a new digital asset? Is it automatically protected by copyright laws? In this blog post, we will discuss the legal protection of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and whether or not they are subject to copyright protection. What Is An NFT? NFTs are “non-fungible tokens”, meaning they represent digital assets accompanied by […]

Protecting Intellectual Property Rights in a Franchise Agreement **Attorney Advertising**

A franchisor (or creator/developer of a business) licenses his or her techniques, intellectual property (trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and potentially patents), marketing, basic know-how, and rights to sell branded items and services to a franchisee through franchising. A typical franchisor–franchisee relationship lasts several years, during which time the franchisor provides various levels of support to […]

The Benefits of Conducting a Prior Art Search **Attorney Advertising**

When it comes to securing a patent, one of the most important things that you can do is conduct a prior art search. This type of search allows you to find out if there are other inventions that are similar to yours, which can help you determine if your invention is truly unique. Prior art […]