Protecting Generic Names under Trademark Law

A generic name is the common descriptive name of the product a trademark identifies. Generic names may not be protected under trademark laws. The intended trademark cannot be registered and the owner has no right to stop others from using a similar mark. Unlike descriptive marks, generic devices will not become a trademark even if Read more about Protecting Generic Names under Trademark Law[…]

Patenting Business Methods

In the latter part of the 20th century, there was a slow realization that business methods could be patented. Originally, the basis for rejecting business-method patent applications was because the subject matter of the application did not meet the fundamental requirements for patents such as novelty and non-obviousness. With the widespread use of computers and Read more about Patenting Business Methods[…]