In a year that is unlike any other, the pandemic has wrecked havoc on the trademark for Corona. First, consumers were confused about the association of the beer with the virus. Then, as a result of increased demand for alcoholic beverages, Corona was sued as a result of sales of fruity fizzy flavored beverages. One Read more about Crazy Year Causes Trademark Challenges to Corona Brand and Goodwill[…]
Patent maintenance fees are mandatory fees that must be paid to the Patent Office to keep a utility patent alive. If you have questions about your patent, please contact the IPCenter.
COVID Relief includes Copyright provisions Last night, as part of the latest round of COVID relief, Congress enacted new intellectual property regulations within the proposed legislation. There are almost 100 pages of new intellectual property regulations within the COVID-19 appropriations bill. The new legislation has not yet been signed by the President. Based on the Read more about In surprise move, Copyright Office can decide Copyright Infringement Cases[…]
Strong Trademarks Creating a strong brand is an integral aspect of forming a new business. Businesses using historical trademarks help create a strong brand. A historical trademark is a brand which includes a historical term. Generally, the historical term in a historical trademark has some historical significance. A brand name which includes a famous person’s Read more about Historical Trademarks are Good for Strong Branding[…]
Cost of a Patent One of the first questions from inventors is how much does a patent cost. The answer, unfortunately varies. You can file your own patent for as little as a few hundred dollars. However, because of the complexity and potential value most people prefer to have a patent attorney file a patent Read more about How Much does a Patent Cost[…]
Based on the trademark issues when Washington decided to change their football team’s name, you should follow the following 5 steps when choosing a new trademark.
When protecting computer code, your failure to properly protect the trade secret can result in a loss of IP rights. If you wish to protect a trade secret, the copyright office allows you to keep portions of the computer code a secre.
Enforcing Trademark Rights during a Pandemic In an unlikely scenario, 3M has filed a lawsuit against a reseller of N95 surgical masks to enforce its trademark rights during a pandemic. The reseller, a medical supply company selling surgical masks to NY City for use during the pandemic, was price-gouging city officials. 3M brought suit against Read more about Trademark Rights during a Pandemic[…]
Enforcement of Design Patents is expensive. A new law, if passed, will allow inventors to stop infringing products easier and cheaper.
One of the first questions many inventors ask is: What Does a Patent Do, and Why Should I get a patent? What Does a Patent Do? A patent is a grant from the government which provides the receiver of a patent the exclusive right to their invention for a fixed period of time. In exchange, Read more about What Does a Patent Do ?[…]