Federal Unfair Competition Law

The law of unfair competition is primarily composed of torts that cause an economic injury to a business through a deceptive or wrongful business practice. Unfair competition consists of two broad categories. First, the term “unfair competition” is sometimes used to refer only to those torts that are meant to confuse consumers as to the Read more about Federal Unfair Competition Law[…]

Trademarks and Secondary Meaning

To be treated as a trademark a mark must have a certain quantity of distinctiveness. A mark that is not inherently distinctive is entitled to legal protection only if the mark acquires a secondary meaning that distinguishes the goods/services it represents from the goods/services of another. A descriptive mark that is initially unregistrable may achieve Read more about Trademarks and Secondary Meaning[…]

Filing Requirements for Patents

To obtain a patent, an inventor must file an application in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Inventors may apply for one of two types of patent applications: (1) a non-provisional application, which begins the examination process and may lead to a patent and (2) a provisional application, which establishes a filing date Read more about Filing Requirements for Patents[…]