Monthly Archives: March 2018

Minding Your Own Business Or Keeping Your Trade Secrets Secret

Most businesses have trade secrets. These may consist of any information, including data, formulas, methods, techniques, drawings, financial information or lists of actual or potential customers and suppliers, that generates economic value to your business by reason of the fact … Continue reading

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Acquiring and Maintaining a Trademark

  Acquiring and maintaining a trademark is much like purchasing and maintaining a home. Before they purchase a home, reasonable buyers will have it inspected. That inspection will, among other items, check the electrical system to see if it is … Continue reading

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THE DEFEND TRADE SECRETS ACT

The misappropriation of a trade secret may now be enforced in the federal courts. On May 11, 2016 President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act. Previously, entities seeking relief for the misappropriation of their trade secrets had to resort … Continue reading

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DUE DILIGENCE BEFORE BRINGING A NEW PRODUCT TO MARKET

Before bringing a new product to market, a certain amount of due diligence is recommended. For example, before marketing a product or service; whether a financial product, a toy, a new restaurant, mobile phone app or anything else, it is … Continue reading

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YOU SHOULD POLICE YOUR TRADEMARKS!

You should police your trademarks! As I noted in http://www.chicagotrademarkattorney.net/acquiring-and-maintaining-a-trademark/ prior to selecting a trademark for either goods or services or, and you need to consider this, purchasing a domain name for those goods or services as that domain name … Continue reading

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