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Trademarking Your Name: Why, When, and How **Attorney Advertising**

It comes as no surprise that celebrities and public figures often trademark their names. After all, their names make them money. Celebrities and public figures have to maintain tight control of their brand (i.e. themselves and their images) from being misused, confused, misrepresented, or diluted. However, name […]

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Are You Protecting the Hidden Trade Secrets in Your Business? ** Attorney Advertising**

When you hear the words “trade secrets,” what comes to mind? Many people think of super famous examples, such as the long-coveted recipes for Coca-Cola or KFC’s chicken. These top-secret formulas have managed to remain closely-guarded for decades and have allowed Coke and KFC to retain a […]

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Help! I’m Being Accused of Patent Infringement! ** Attorney Advertising **

It’s never a good day when an inventor, engineer, or business owner is accused of infringing on someone’s patent. Perhaps you did something wrong. Maybe your actions were unintentional, or maybe the infringement claim itself is bogus.  Let’s dig into some of the common reasons why you […]

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Seller Beware: Selling Counterfeit Goods is Trademark Infringement (and a Crime) **Attorney Advertising **

  What do bazaars, the internet, and small shops in every major city have in common? They all sell counterfeit items including merchandise, pharmaceuticals, and other goods. And they are all subject to legal prosecution. Big outlets aren’t immune to this, either.  According to The Counterfeit Report: Walmart […]

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Someone Else is Using the Same Trademark, but They Haven’t Registered It. Can You Still Use It? **Attorney Advertising **

A trademark is a symbol, phrase, or word that is used to identify a product or service for sale. Most of the things you buy or pay money for have a trademark. You use those trademarks to identify those products. Registering a trademark with the United States […]

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Is Your Trademark Distinctive Enough? **Attorney Advertising **

A trademark may be meaningful. It may be unique, or at least unique to you. It may have a backstory. It may be readily recognizable to your customers. However, if you haven’t registered it yet, you may not know whether it’s distinctive enough to be registered. There […]

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How to Tell If an Older Copyright Has Been Renewed **Attorney Advertising **

Copyright holders today are fortunate in that they do not have to renew registration for their copyright once it’s granted.  Under current laws, a copyright now lasts for the life of the author plus 70 years. Anonymous works, works created under a pseudonym, or works made for […]

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Patent Protection Is Not Forever: Here’s What to Know **Attorney Advertising **

It’s an exciting time when an inventor develops a solution to a problem not currently known in the marketplace.  While the inventor may be eager to share his or her discovery with the world, it’s often necessary to seek out patent protection so that no one else […]

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Why Every Business Owner, Entrepreneur, and Creative Should Care About Intellectual Property Rights *Attorney Advertising*

In my experience as an intellectual property attorney, I’ve found that the majority of business owners and entrepreneurs end up creating legal plans and only include the security and maintenance of their intellectual property rights as an afterthought, as a fluke or accident, or not at all. […]

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How to Transfer Ownership of Your Patents Following a Medical Crisis or Death *Attorney Advertising*

Inventors are often presented with many opportunities to sell or transfer ownership of their patents.  Usually, a proposal of this sort is a happy and joyful occurrence, meaning that the inventor is nearing a payday and receiving affirmation that their idea or invention could provide a valuable […]

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