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INTENT-TO-USE YOUR MARK MUST BE “BONA FIDE”

You can file an application to register a trademark in the United States (1) based on a corresponding foreign application or registration to register that same mark for the same goods, (2) your current use of your mark on the … Continue reading

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SELECTING A DOMAIN NAME

Frequently, a client will come to me and say that they have come up with a name that they think is great for their business or for a product or service that they intend to offer and have gone ahead … Continue reading

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When You Should Call A Lawyer

You wake up one morning after a thunderstorm-filled night to find your driveway filled with roofing shingles, the problem being they’re from your roof and you didn’t order them. You don’t think twice …you call a roofer. You turn on … Continue reading

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DON’T WAIT TO REGISTER YOUR MARK!

Outside the U.S. and Canada, most countries are “first-to-register” countries. This means that trademark rights are not acquired by using your name on your storefront, website or product package, but by registering that name with that country’s respective trademark registrar. … Continue reading

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AVOIDING BRAND “REHAB”

I recently wrote a post about the new .XXX domain names which, while they are intended for use by members of the adult entertainment industry, could find themselves appended to your trademark or domain name if members of that industry … Continue reading

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TIPS FROM A SEASONED LAWYER

As an attorney who advises start-up enterprises certain issues come up regularly in representing them. These include selecting a business name, organizing the business, protecting the business’ intellectual property and dealing with potential litigation. I’ve therefore prepared a summary guide … Continue reading

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PROTECTING YOUR TRADEMARK FOR YOUR NEW OLD PRODUCT FOR THE NEW ECONOMY

Reuters reported today that consumer spending rose in February for the eighth straight month, by .3%. However, prices rose .4% that same month. Probably not coincidentally, the New York Times wrote on February 25th under the title “Consumers Hold On … Continue reading

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HOW TO CHEAPLY PROTECT YOUR IDEA

In the New York Times’ “You’re the Boss” column dated February 21, 2011 subtitled “The Art of Running a Small Business” the author, David H. Freedman, wrote “Got a Great Idea? Tell Everyone!” In that column, he cites the example … Continue reading

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IS YOUR DOMAIN NAME TOO LONG?

If you registered a trademark in any country on or before July, 30 2008, you have the opportunity until June 10, 2010 to register a .CO domain name ahead of the general public . The domain name must be an … Continue reading

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IP PROTECTION FOR GAMES

Copyright registration does not protect the concept of a game. It does protect its literary and pictorial expression, however, namely the appearance of the game, the board, cards, etc and the content of any instructions or published material packaged with … Continue reading

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