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Intent-to-Use Trademarks- How can they Help?

Do you have a business name, tagline, logo, catchphrase or other trademark that you plan to use, but aren't using quite yet? Maybe you're planning on starting your own small business, ...

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How Canadian Businesses can Register Trademarks in the United States

If you have a Canadian business or own a Canadian trademark, can you obtain a U.S. Trademark registration? If you plan on using the mark on goods or services in the ...

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What is a Copyright?

If you’ve ever drawn, painted, written, or otherwise created anything in your lifetime, you are a copyright holder. What exactly does that mean? What does a copyright do?  Copyrights protect creative ...

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Cease & Desist Letter – What Now?

Crucial Steps to Take after Receiving a Cease & Desist Letter Imagine that you have recently opened a new business, or your business has just launched a new product.  A few ...

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Benefits of Copyright Registration

Top Reasons Why You Should Register Your Copyrights Copyrights exist as soon as the work is created-they are automatic. So, why go through the trouble of hiring an intellectual property attorney ...

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What Trademarks Need Protection?

All trademarks need protection! But, there are some trademarks that are more susceptible to infringement than others. Consumers have numerous options when purchasing goods and services. What makes a company stand ...

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What Type of Patent Application should I use to Protect my Invention?

A patent gives its owner the legal right to exclude others from making, using, selling, or importing an invention for a limited amount of time in exchange for publishing a description of how ...

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What is a Trademark?

The term "trademark" is used casually in conversation these days, especially with the growth of small businesses and the importance of branding in both small and large businesses. Today, it is ...

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Top 10 Tasks to Increase the Likelihood of Getting Patent Approval for a New Product

Develop a working prototype of the new product.  You will learn what works and what does not work, and the patent attorney can focus a patent application on the structure and ...

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Top Things Entrepreneurs can do to Increase a Likelihood of Protection for a Trademark

Select a mark that has at least one distinctive word (e.g., Google is a distinctive term) at the beginning of the mark. A distinctive word is not an ordinary word using ...

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