You have already taken a step in the right direction by knowing that you need to protect your invention, brand or other original works with a patent, trademark, or copyright, respectively. But, what are the most cost effective, efficient and […]
Your intellectual assets are some of the most powerful resources your business has. These assets separate your business from your competition and make you unique – as long as they are protected. Trademarks, copyrights, and patents are methods of protecting […]
Is your business anticipating an upcoming merger or acquisition? If so, you will be facing a number of upcoming due diligence responsibilities such as, but not limited to, financial stability, asset valuation, contractual obligations, employee benefits arrangements, ownership rights, licenses, […]
The reach and impact of the internet is well known and it provides a must-have medium to advertise, promote, and conduct business. Setting up and maintaining your website may seem like a relatively straightforward process, but just under the surface […]
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has announced that it will publish new and updated goods and services identifications and classifications in its ID Manual. The update will be effective January 1, 2016. Classifying goods and services in […]
The United State Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently initiated a pilot program to allow limited amendments to identifications of goods and services in trademark registrations that would be outside the scope of the current identification. Due to evolving technology […]
In a recent Sixth Circuit opinion for Varsity Brands, Inc v Star Athletica, LLC, a different approach to copyrights was seen for the first time – design can be separated from the utilitarian aspects of a work. This is the […]
In this day and age, every company from the smallest startup to Fortune 500 corporations needs to be concerned about protecting its Intellectual Property rights and avoiding infringing the intellectual property rights of others.