Dilution of your Trade or Brand Identity

A trademark is infringed when the mark or a similar mark is used in a way that is likely to confuse the public into believing that the trademark owner is the source or sponsor of products that it does not actually make or endorse. Trademark anti-dilution laws are intended to enable trademark owners to prevent Read more about Dilution of your Trade or Brand Identity[…]

Protecting and Registering Service Marks

Service marks are used to identify services which are performed by one person for the benefit of a person or persons other than himself or herself, either for pay or otherwise. A service mark is the same as a trademark except that it identifies and distinguishes the source of a service rather than a product. Read more about Protecting and Registering Service Marks[…]

Protecting Valuable Secrets

A trade secret is any sort of business or technological information not generally known that provides a company or other business entity with a competitive advantage or from which the company derives some economic benefit. Trade secrets are not registered, unlike copyrights and trademarks, nor is there a process for protecting trade secrets that is Read more about Protecting Valuable Secrets[…]

Multiple Inventions in a Single Patent Application

If an application contains multiple inventions within the application as determined by looking at the claims which are to more than one independent and distinct invention, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) may impose a restriction requirement. The applicant must then elect one of the inventions for prosecution in the original application but Read more about Multiple Inventions in a Single Patent Application[…]

Patents, Infringements and Defenses

In order to encourage the advancement of science and technology, the federal government gives an incentive to inventors to disclose new ideas that have been embodied in inventions by granting a patent, a temporary right to exclude others from making, using, selling, offering to sell, or importing the patented invention without the inventor’s permission. Activity Read more about Patents, Infringements and Defenses[…]