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Punctuation Matters When Applying for a Trademark ** Attorney Advertising **

After being caught up in the college admissions scandal earlier this year, Olivia Jade Giannulli found herself making news for an unrelated blunder: her beauty trademarks were temporarily denied due to poor punctuation. Admittedly, the daughter of actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli did not […]

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Can I File for a Trademark if the Product or Service I Offer is Free? **Attorney Advertising **

Recently the following question about a podcaster was presented: “I want to trademark the name of my podcast, but I’m a little confused about my ability to do so.  My podcast is free. I don’t have any advertisers and the content that I offer is accessed by […]

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Is Trademarking the Legal Name of Your Company Necessary? **Attorney Advertising **

As your business forms and you choose a unique name that you plan to operate under, you may wonder if it’s necessary to trademark the actual legal name that you plan to use for your company. As with most things in intellectual property law, the answer is […]

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Trademark, Copyright, or Patent: Which Do I Need? **Attorney Advertising **

When it comes to protecting one’s intellectual property, there are a number of legal tools that a business owner or entrepreneur can use to safeguard their assets and prevent others from stealing their work. The terms trademark, copyright, and patent are often mistakenly used interchangeably, but it’s […]

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Can I Save Time and Money by Registering My Trademark in My State Only? ** Attorney Advertising

Business owners or brands who wish to protect their trademarks have two options for doing so: they can register their marks with the federal government by filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), or they can register their trademark in the state in which […]

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Should I Apply for My Trademark in My Personal Name or The Name of My Corporate Entity? **Attorney Advertising**

When filling out an application for trademark protection with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), one of the very first questions the applicant will be asked for is the name of the owner of the mark in question. At first glance, this may seem like […]

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You Can Lose Your Trademark If It Becomes Too “Generic” **Attorney Advertising**

A trademark is a word, symbol or phrase that is used to identify the source of a particular product.  Because a trademark works to uniquely set apart the source of a product from other brands and service providers in the marketplace, the United States Patent and Trademark […]

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Trademark Owners: If You Receive an Email About Changes to Your Trademark Application or Registrations, It May Be Scam **Attorney Advertising **

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently put out an alert regarding a new scam in which unauthorized parties use the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) to file changes to accounts in an attempt to register the marks of others on third-party brand registries. Trademark […]

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Just How Different Does My Trademark Have to Be from One That Is Already Registered? **Attorney Advertising**

As an Intellectual Property attorney and small business owner, I know how difficult it can be to settle on a trademark that accurately depicts your business or brand. I also know how frustrating it is to ultimately choose a trademark and then discover that there are other […]

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Having a Registered Trademark Can Help You Protect Your Brand on Amazon **Attorney Advertising**

Online retailers are often targeted by counterfeiters who seek to mimic their products and/or services to ultimately trick and defraud consumers.  Throughout the years, major websites and social media platforms have developed various methods of “verification” to help consumers sort through the noise and more easily identify […]

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