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The intersection of patent law and Austin, Texas.

To gain value from living in a big city, a big part of your life should be centered on one of the major themes that drives life in the city. In Austin, the principal themes of the place are Texas government and politics, college life (particularly at the two large state schools), independent film and […]

Why Dates and Deadlines are Important in Registering a Trademark

In the process of registering a trademark, dates and deadlines can be critically important. The first reason that dates and deadlines are important in registering a trademark is that the trademark system tends to recognize the first user in commerce of a mark as being the legitimate owner of the mark. If there are two […]

How Trademarks are Different from Patents and Copyrights

There are essentially four types of intellectual property: patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret. Registering a trademark protects your good name. A registered trademark associates a particular product that you produce with you as the producer and enables the buyer of the product to know the source and quality of the goods or services that […]

What Trademarks Are And How They Work

A trademark is any device (generally a name, but you can register all sorts of trademarks) that identifies a product or service with the source of the product or service. The process of registering a trademark is the process of reporting to the United States Patent and Trademark Office that you claim exclusive use of […]