Copyright and Best Edition

Copyright law requires that copies deposited in the Copyright Office be of the “best edition” of the work. The best edition of the work is the edition the Library of Congress determines is the most suitable for its purpose. When multiple editions of a work have been published, the one of the highest quality is Read more about Copyright and Best Edition[…]

Trademark Symbols

The “(r)” or “®” may be used if a trademark is registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The “TM” symbol may be used for a product that is not yet registered with the USPTO. The “SM” symbol may be used with a service that is not yet registered with the USPTO. Read more about Trademark Symbols[…]

Trademark Registration

While it is not necessary to register a trademark, owning a federal trademark registration provides many benefits. Such a registration puts the public on notice to the registrants claim of ownership of the mark, gives the registrant legal ownership of the mark and the ability to bring action concerning the mark in federal court. Registering Read more about Trademark Registration[…]

Indirect Infringement of Patents

Patent rights give an inventor the right to exclude others from making, selling, importing, or otherwise profiting from an invention without the inventor’s permission. Doing so is considered an infringement on the rights of the patent holder, and he or she may be able to recover a remedy. Indirect Infringement Indirect patent infringement occurs when Read more about Indirect Infringement of Patents[…]