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Google AdWords and Trademark Infringement

In the previous blog post by my colleague, Alexander Scalia, we were introduced to Google AdWords, and how they can help you establish branding...
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Google AdWords and Commercial Use under the Trademark Act

Before a trademark can be registered with the USPTO, it must be used in commerce.  The Lanham Act defines the term “use in commerce”...
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How Do I Protect my Design? (Part 2)

So what if I think I qualify for more than one protection? Can I have two (or more) intellectual property protections for the same...
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How Do I Protect my Design? (Part 1)

So I have a design I want to protect – say it is the design for a dress, the style of the dress, or...
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10 Intellectual Property Goals For the New Year

The start of a new year means it’s time to prepare a list of business goals to accomplish this year.  This year every business...
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New Years Resolution: Trademark Audit

The start of a New Year is a time where many of us are setting goals and plans for the upcoming year, both on...

Year-End Checklist

In the last dwindling days of December, it's not just Santa who should be making a list and checking it twice. The end of the...
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Flying With Altaïr: Getting Your Gaming Startup Off the Ground

December 20th sees the release of the Assassin’s Creed film; the first motion picture in a media franchise that began with a video game...
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Copyright Law and Fanfiction…Not Always OTP: Legal Issues with Fanfiction

Do the words “fic” or  “fannish” mean anything to you?  If they do there are pretty good chances you are familiar with fanfiction.  Maybe...
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How to Choose a Trademark

Choosing a brand name is an exciting time for any business.   As much as it is fun, it is a very important business decision...
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How To Trademark a T-shirt Slogan

Check out Heather A. Sapp's, Senior Trademark Attorney at LegalForce RAPC, guest post on MerchInformer.   She has created a step by step guide...

Copyright Zombies

This article was originally published at The Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood blog in 2013, titled "Copyright Graveyard." It is being reprinted today with permission from the...
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Color Marks: A How-To and Why-To Guide

In keeping with our colorful theme this week, we thought we’d discuss a color that is more conventionally associated with Halloween -- orange! In an...

An Entrepreneur’s Checklist – Filing a Patent

Here is a very down and dirty outline of some important steps you need to take in order to file your patent. Use this...

What is Intellectual Property Law?

What is it?  Intellectual property law or (IP law for short) is the act of attaining and maintaining your legal rights to your inventions, designs...

6 Reasons You Need International Trademark Protection

Today, many businesses are global or have the potential to be. With the click of a mouse, your product can sail over seas or fly across...

An Entrepreneur’s Checklist – Filing Your Own Trademark

If you are reading this, you probably have already asked yourself, “Do I really need a trademark lawyer to file a trademark application?” Well,...

What Happens if soemeone registers MY trademark in a foreign country

This is not good news. The othe one claiming name to your brand could strom you disturution , manufacturing and other activity in the...

5 Things To Consider When Registering Your Trademark

So you think you have a great idea for a business name and logo and are ready to file a trademark. Consider the following...

How To Develop Your IP Strategy

As your business grows and your brand becomes more recognizable, it’s important to come up with a strategy on how to best protect your...