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Cease And Desist Letters: How To Protect Your Trademarks

Protecting Your Trademarks From Infringers Trademarks are an important way to protect your brand’s reputation. They also protect consumers because trademarks allow consumers to determine the source or origin of goods or services. Filing for trademark protection is the first step in enforcing your brand rights. However, in order toProtecting Your Trademarks From Infringers Trademarks are an important way to protect your brand’s reputation. They also protect consumers because trademarks allow consumers to determine the source or origin of goods or services. Filing for trademark protection is the first step in enforcing your brand rights. However, in order to

Trademark Registration of Marijuana, CBD, and Hemp Products

Trademark Registration of Marijuana Products

Trademark Registration of Marijuana, Cannabidoil, and Hemp Products A trademark is any word, slogan, logo, symbol, or design that identifies an organization’s goods or services as unique from another set of goods or services. Trademarks serve two important functions. First, they are a source identifier, allowing one company to distinguishTrademark Registration of Marijuana, Cannabidoil, and Hemp Products A trademark is any word, slogan, logo, symbol, or design that identifies an organization’s goods or services as unique from another set of goods or services. Trademarks serve two important functions. First, they are a source identifier, allowing one company to distinguish

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What You Should Do if Someone is Infringing Upon Your Trademark

Do you have a registered trademark that is being infringed upon? Check out this helpful guide to put a stop to it immediately. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office receives half a million applications every year. About three-quarters of them get registered. That leaves a lot of people and companiesDo you have a registered trademark that is being infringed upon? Check out this helpful guide to put a stop to it immediately. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office receives half a million applications every year. About three-quarters of them get registered. That leaves a lot of people and companies

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How to Trademark a Product: The Ultimate Guide

Do you need to know how to trademark a product? Check out our ultimate guide to get started and protect your work today. A trademark legal battle has waged over the word “Apple” for three decades. You see, the Beatles named their music company Apple Corps. Eight years later SteveDo you need to know how to trademark a product? Check out our ultimate guide to get started and protect your work today. A trademark legal battle has waged over the word “Apple” for three decades. You see, the Beatles named their music company Apple Corps. Eight years later Steve

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Is Someone Illegally Using Your Trademark? The 8 Factor Trademark Infringement Test

A court will apply the “likelihood of confusion” test in a trademark infringement suit. This is actually an umbrella term for several tests employed by the various federal circuits. However, most courts use a group of similar factors to assess confusion. The court will analyze and weigh each factor toA court will apply the “likelihood of confusion” test in a trademark infringement suit. This is actually an umbrella term for several tests employed by the various federal circuits. However, most courts use a group of similar factors to assess confusion. The court will analyze and weigh each factor to

Naming your Business, Naming your Baby

As a trademark attorney I often try to come up with good ways to explain the intricacies of the law to my clients. Whenever I work with a new trademark client we discuss ideas for naming their business and potential problems they might have in using a trademark and obtainingAs a trademark attorney I often try to come up with good ways to explain the intricacies of the law to my clients. Whenever I work with a new trademark client we discuss ideas for naming their business and potential problems they might have in using a trademark and obtaining

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10 Reasons Why You Should Register Your Trademark

Most business owners know it is important to register a trademark to uniquely identify their products and services in a crowded marketplace. A protected trademark sets you apart from the competition, helps drive traffic and sales, keeps customers loyal to a brand, and can influence consumer purchasing decisions. But waitMost business owners know it is important to register a trademark to uniquely identify their products and services in a crowded marketplace. A protected trademark sets you apart from the competition, helps drive traffic and sales, keeps customers loyal to a brand, and can influence consumer purchasing decisions. But wait

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Trademark Applications: Think Twice About Automated Registration

Properly cared for, your trademark can develop into the most valuable asset you own. At a gathering of staff from several Coca-Cola bottling plants, a senior executive reportedly declared that “the company could lose all its plants, lose all its staff, lose its access to the sources of its rawProperly cared for, your trademark can develop into the most valuable asset you own. At a gathering of staff from several Coca-Cola bottling plants, a senior executive reportedly declared that “the company could lose all its plants, lose all its staff, lose its access to the sources of its raw

How Strong is Your Trademark? 5 Levels of Distinctiveness [Infographic]

Picking a mark to represent your brand can be one of the most important decisions you make. Think about the brands we see everyday. Apple. Coca Cola. Microsoft. These are immediately identifiable both with the company and the products they produce. Just how strong is your trademark? On one endPicking a mark to represent your brand can be one of the most important decisions you make. Think about the brands we see everyday. Apple. Coca Cola. Microsoft. These are immediately identifiable both with the company and the products they produce. Just how strong is your trademark? On one end

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International Trademark Law: Thoughts on Japan’s Post-Registration Opposition Proceedings

Most nations with fully-developed trademark legal frameworks allow for opposition proceedings with regard to newly filed applications for trademarks. Most jurisdictions, like the United States, provide that opposition proceedings shall occur during the registration process, prior to issuance of the relevant Certificate of Registration. However, about 10 jurisdictions allow forMost nations with fully-developed trademark legal frameworks allow for opposition proceedings with regard to newly filed applications for trademarks. Most jurisdictions, like the United States, provide that opposition proceedings shall occur during the registration process, prior to issuance of the relevant Certificate of Registration. However, about 10 jurisdictions allow for