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 […]

How to Select a Lawyer to Handle Registering Your Trademark

Once you’ve made the right decision and hired a lawyer to handle registering your trademark, the next trick is to hire the right lawyer to handle registering your trademark. Trademarks are not like patents. In patents, a lawyer has to have a science or engineering degree and take a separate registration exam in order to […]

Why You Should Pay a Lawyer to Register Your Trademark

1. You don’t want to mess up when you are registering a trademark. Registering a trademark is a lot like changing the alternator on an automobile. It’s pretty simple, and most people of average intelligence can do it themselves, but there some small details that can be incredibly destructive if you get it wrong. It’s […]

The Benefits of Registering a Trademark

You’ve probably reached this blog because you are staring a new business or launching a new product and somebody told you that you should consider registering a trademark. Congratulations! I admire the nerve of entrepreneurs, and the decisions that you are making that bring you to the point of registering a trademark (like defining the […]

How To Register A Trademark

You’re here because you’re wondering how to get through the process of registering a trademark. Cool. Welcome aboard. Let’s start with a simple understanding. If you have even the slightest suspicion that you want to go through the process of registering a trademark, you need to hire and get legal advice from a trademark lawyer. […]