international trademark registration

Is Your Business Ready for Foreign Trademark Registrations?

Do You Have a Us Trademark Registration or Pending Application? Certain international treaties provide some advantages to filing based on your US trademark application or registration. Your international trademark is dependent on your domestic registration for the first five years. Anything that happens to your home trademark registration in the first five years of international… READ MORE

cybersquatting laws overview

An Overview of Cybersquatting Laws

Consider the following scenario: You’re a successful business owner, and you have a customer base that’s expanding daily. Recently, you decided it’s time to start a website to continue growing your business, but when you try to register your trademark as your domain name, you find out someone else already owns it. Without warning, you may have just become the victim of cybersquatting.

How Bad Can It Be? Penalties Under the SCPA

Over $30 million in damages, with an additional $6 million in interest and costs. That’s the price Clear Logic, Inc found itself paying after losing an infringement claim under the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act (“SCPA”).

The SCPA: Semiconductor Chip Protection

Not really Copyright law and not really Patent law, but somewhere in between: this is where the Semiconductor Chip Protection Act (“SCPA”) stands in US intellectual property law. In 1992 a case came before the Federal Circuit Court that resulted in a detailed explanation of the SCPA and a look at what Congress really intended. 

Need a Trademark Attorney in Kalamazoo?

Do you need to register or protect your trademark? Do you have questions about the legal steps involved in protecting your brand, logo, or identity? Our expert trademark lawyers have represented clients in trademark infringement disputes in…

Trademarks and Copyrights and Patents: Oh My

The world of intellectual property law primarily focuses on protecting assets. And the law provides different forms of protection depending on the asset. In general, these protections are found in copyrights, trademarks, and patents. These …

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