Budgeting For Intellectual Property Costs **Attorney Advertising**

“What’s this going to cost?”  Don’t worry; every intellectual property attorney knows that you have this question when it comes to finding out how much you’ll need to invest to protect your patents, copyrights and trademarks. The answer to this question, as you probably guessed, is not so clear cut.  Every business is different and […]

Franchising and Intellectual Property: What to Know ** Attorney Advertising*

Franchising is a business strategy whereby a franchisor (or founder/developer of the business) licenses his or her procedures, intellectual property, marketing, general know-how, and the rights to sell branded products and services to a franchisee. McDonald’s is a well-known example of a franchise. When a person purchases a McDonald’s franchise, he or she is licensing […]

Coronavirus Causing Worldwide Disruptions at IP Offices **Attorney Advertising**

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, government agencies that handle intellectual property issues around the world are either closed or working short-staffed. As such, emergency policies related to intellectual property claims are being issued, such as the suspension of IP deadlines and altered rules for digital filings. If you are in the process of filing for […]

Intellectual Property Highlights from the New USMCA Trade Agreement **Attorney Advertising**

On January 29, 2020, President Trump signed into law an updated trade agreement between the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement, or “USMCA,” was a fresh attempt by Congress to address some of the deficiencies of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which throughout the years has received criticism for not fully […]