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RAJ ABHYANKER, is the founding partner of LegalForce RAPC Worldwide. Raj is a winner of the American Bar Association Legal Rebel award, and the Fastcase 50 Legal Innovation Award. In addition, Raj was an economic policy adviser to the Chief Technology Officer of the United States White House for the America Invents Act, and invited speaker at the Association of California Bar Associations conference, and an invited speaker at the U.S. District Court (9th district) Judge Aiken conference on Innovations in Law, Science, & Technology. He has been quoted in the ABA Journal, New York Times, Bloomberg, Fox News, and Fast Company magazine.

The Trademark Timeline

Trademark Timeline: Didn't I file a trademark about six months ago?  Did that trademark become registered? Why haven't I heard from my lawyer? Well, there's good...

PATENTLY OFFENSIVE: Why We Sued the USPTO

Part 5 in a series In the pantheon of poky and inefficient government bureaucracies, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is the exception, a kind...

TRIAL OF THE CENTURY: For Lawyers and LegalZoom

Part 4 of a series Lawyers have an alacrity for hyperbole, so please indulge me for a moment while I describe to you what could...

TAKING ON LEGALZOOM: Somebody Had to Do It

Part 3 of a series As a lawyer forced to compete against the giant scale and mighty marketing budget of LegalZoom, I should resent this...

A SNEAKY SHELL GAME: Some Lawyers Break All the Rules

Part 2 of a series State bar associations impose a thicket of onerous rules that make it difficult for lawyers to operate in the internet...

WHEN LAWYERS SUE LAWYERS: Forcing the Bar to Wake Up

Part 1 of a series When you go to Google and fill in the search line with the phrase “Lawyers who sue other lawyers,” you...
Brand Theft

6 Tips: Responding to Brand Theft

As an entrepreneur, you have worked hard to carefully build your reputation. However, imagine that one day you are surprised by that customer that...
lawsuit

What To Know Before Filing A Lawsuit

You may believe that someone has infringed upon your legal rights to such an extent that it is necessary to sue them. Before you...
Agreement

Agreements between Founders

Not all businesses are started with just one person. Oftentimes, a group of friends or colleagues will start a business together, with each person...
trademark application

6 Tips: What To Do After Filing a Trademark Application

Start using your trademark (if you haven’t already). A trademark protects you when you continually use it, and can demonstrate that you have...
strategy

Creating Your Own IP Strategy

As your business grows and your brand becomes more recognizable, it’s important to protect your intellectual property and come up with a strategy for...
trade secret

Protecting IP Through Trade Secrets

A trade secret is a formula, practice, process, design, instrument, pattern, commercial method, or compilation of information that is not generally known or reasonably...
Design Patent

Protecting Growth with Design Patents

Design patents protect the unique ornamental designs of the functional aspects of your product. Ornamental designs may include perceivable designs such as a unique...
Starting Your Startup

Starting Your Startup

As both an attorney and entrepreneur, I have personally experienced the common struggles of the brave, new business owner of the 21st century. Through...
intellectual property international

Does Your Brand Need International Protection?

As your business grows, it’s important to evaluate whether or not your brand extends beyond the country in which you are located as trademarks...

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...

Protecting Growth With Design Patents

Design patents protect the unique ornamental designs of the functional aspects of your product. Ornamental designs may include perceivable designs such as a unique chair shape...

Before Starting A Startup

Written by Raj V. Abhyanker Founder of Trademarkia As both an attorney and entrepreneur, I have personally experienced the common struggles that the brave, new business owner...

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