Category Archives: Intellectual Property Newsletter

Trademark Protection – Cease and Desist

In America, a lot of successful companies like Apple, Disney, Google and Microsoft invest time and money into trademark protection.  However, trademark protection is not limited to large companies, many smaller companies including sports teams and universities also invest in … Continue reading

Posted in Attorneys, Intellectual Property Newsletter, Trademark Law | Comments Off on Trademark Protection – Cease and Desist

Online Trademark Search

Before Applying for a trademark, you should conduct an online trademark search.  Because trademarks are awarded to the first user of a mark, a trademark search may reveal if there are any other trademarks which have been registered or if … Continue reading

Posted in Intellectual Property Newsletter | Comments Off on Online Trademark Search

How to Copyright a Website

A common question we get from new businesses is how to copyright a website.  The U.S. Copyright Office does not expressly recognize websites as being copyrightable.  However, you can register the text, images, sounds, movies, computer code or even databases … Continue reading

Posted in Copyright Law, Copyrights, Intellectual Property Newsletter | Comments Off on How to Copyright a Website

Remedies for Patent Infringement

What patent infringement remedies are available when someone violates your patent rights?  What happens when someone infringes your patent rights?  Can you sue them?  Can you get money?  Can you stop them?  Yes, in some cases. One of the main … Continue reading

Posted in Intellectual Property Newsletter | Comments Off on Remedies for Patent Infringement

Fanciful Trademark

Many people wonder about a Fanciful Trademark?  Why should anyone want a fanciful trademark? Generally, trademarks help consumers distinguish one product or service from another by acting as a source identifier.  It helps consumers wanting to purchase Quaker Oats branded … Continue reading

Posted in Intellectual Property Newsletter, Trademark Law, Trademarks | Comments Off on Fanciful Trademark

Copyright Application vs. Copyright Registration

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will take on the issue of whether a copyright registration or a copyright application is required before bringing a copyright infringement suit. Currently, depending on the location of your copyright lawsuit, some courts … Continue reading

Posted in Copyright Law, Copyright News, Copyrights, Intellectual Property Newsletter, Litigation, Top News | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Copyright Application vs. Copyright Registration

Trademark Actions – Reverse Passing Off

Trademark law protects your business against confusion, which can be created by Forward Confusion, Reverse Confusion, Passing Off and Reverse Passing Off.  If this occurs, a trademark infringement lawsuit may be necessary to protect your business. Trademark Rights Trademark law functions … Continue reading

Posted in Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Newsletter, Trademark Law, Trademarks | Comments Off on Trademark Actions – Reverse Passing Off

10M Patent – Standing on Shoulders of Greatness

The 10th Million Patent was issued on June 20, 2018 to Joseph Marron for a “Coherent LADAR Using Intra-Pixel Quadrature Detection,” which relates to lasers.  This milestone in U.S. patent history truly shows that we are standing on shoulders of those … Continue reading

Posted in Intellectual Property Newsletter | Comments Off on 10M Patent – Standing on Shoulders of Greatness

Protecting Patents and Trademarks are Good Business

Intellectual property (IP) generally refers to the legal rights associated with patents and trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.  In some cases, intellectual property rights are the most valuable assets a business or organization will ever own. Unfortunately, many attorneys are … Continue reading

Posted in Intellectual Property Newsletter | Comments Off on Protecting Patents and Trademarks are Good Business

Plant Patent Provides Monopoly for Holiday Flowers

U.S. Plant Patent Many of us associate the holiday season with Poinsettia Plants. However, few people realize that it was covered by a plant patent for over a hundred years. Like the poinsettia plant, its history, is colorful and interesting. … Continue reading

Posted in Attorneys, Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Newsletter, Patent News, Patents, United States Patent Office, USPTO | Comments Off on Plant Patent Provides Monopoly for Holiday Flowers