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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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Meme Stealing and More: 7 Times Someone Sued Over a Meme

  Meme stealing may sound like harmless behavior, but recently cases have been filed. Check out these 7 and learn the laws behind creating memes here. Memes are nothing new. In his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins noted the primitive nature of the rapid spread of ideas, or  Meme stealing may sound like harmless behavior, but recently cases have been filed. Check out these 7 and learn the laws behind creating memes here. Memes are nothing new. In his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins noted the primitive nature of the rapid spread of ideas, or

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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

9 Steps to Business Success

So, you have a great business idea. Great! What now? Below are 9 steps that will help guide your idea from light bulbs to a profitable business. Step 1: Identify a Brand Name Branding is important and any new idea needs a name. There are many details that come intoSo, you have a great business idea. Great! What now? Below are 9 steps that will help guide your idea from light bulbs to a profitable business. Step 1: Identify a Brand Name Branding is important and any new idea needs a name. There are many details that come into

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Trademarks in China: Some Similarities, Many Large Differences

We wrote recently about registering trademarks in China and the importance of not getting “hustled” by trademark squatters. See here. This is a follow-up article proving some additional information on the China system of registering trademarks. There a some similarities and large differences between the China system and the trademarkWe wrote recently about registering trademarks in China and the importance of not getting “hustled” by trademark squatters. See here. This is a follow-up article proving some additional information on the China system of registering trademarks. There a some similarities and large differences between the China system and the trademark

Oil States Energy and SAS Institute: SCOTUS to Review Inter Partes Reviews

As we recently discussed with respect to the proposed STRONGER Patents Act of 2017, legal debate continues to swirl around inter partes reviews. The US Supreme Court has entered the ring recently by accepting certiorari on two cases: SAS Institute Inc. v. Matal and Oil States Energy Services LLC v.As we recently discussed with respect to the proposed STRONGER Patents Act of 2017, legal debate continues to swirl around inter partes reviews. The US Supreme Court has entered the ring recently by accepting certiorari on two cases: SAS Institute Inc. v. Matal and Oil States Energy Services LLC v.

Copyrighting Design Elements of a “Useful Item”: Lessons From Star Athletica

In general, no copyright protection is available for the design of something that is “useful.” “Useful” is defined by the Copyright Act as something with “an intrinsic utilitarian function that is not merely to portray the appearance of the article or to convey information.” 17 U.S.C. § 101. For example,In general, no copyright protection is available for the design of something that is “useful.” “Useful” is defined by the Copyright Act as something with “an intrinsic utilitarian function that is not merely to portray the appearance of the article or to convey information.” 17 U.S.C. § 101. For example,

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How to Protect Trade Secrets Under Federal Law

Trade secrets are among the most valuable forms of intellectual property owned by any business. Those trade secrets should be and must be protected from misappropriation and unauthorized disclosure. As recently reported here, trade secret litigation is on the rise, particularly in federal courts since the passage of the DefendTrade secrets are among the most valuable forms of intellectual property owned by any business. Those trade secrets should be and must be protected from misappropriation and unauthorized disclosure. As recently reported here, trade secret litigation is on the rise, particularly in federal courts since the passage of the Defend

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How Can a Startup Monetize its IP Assets?

Intellectual property (IP) rights are valuable assets and startup companies need sophisticated legal and business strategies for monetizing these IP assets. The basic IP inventory for startup companies contains: Trade Secrets Trademarks Internet Domain Names Copyrights and Patents The obvious way in which new startup companies monetize their IP isIntellectual property (IP) rights are valuable assets and startup companies need sophisticated legal and business strategies for monetizing these IP assets. The basic IP inventory for startup companies contains: Trade Secrets Trademarks Internet Domain Names Copyrights and Patents The obvious way in which new startup companies monetize their IP is

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Intellectual Property Primer for Startups

Many startup companies do not realize that their intellectual property (IP) rights are often their most valuable asset. Few startups have portfolios of real property or vast quantities of retail inventory and other physical assets. What startups usually have are ideas, and ideas are valuable if they are properly protected.Many startup companies do not realize that their intellectual property (IP) rights are often their most valuable asset. Few startups have portfolios of real property or vast quantities of retail inventory and other physical assets. What startups usually have are ideas, and ideas are valuable if they are properly protected.