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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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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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BRINGING YOUR BRAND TO CHINA

I previously reported on the problem Tesla faced when it started to sell its cars in China. See http://www.chinaeconomicreview.com/tesla-starts-offering-cars-china Well, apparently Tesla’s Chinese trademark problems are not unique. See also http://markscounsel.com/update-apple-pays-small-fortune-to-use-ipad-trademark-in-china/ Last month, the New York Times reported that as established … Continue reading

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Avoiding Mistakes In International Branding-A Case Study

I am taking this opportunity to volunteer my services as trademark counsel to Microsoft Corporation A year ago, on August 6, 2012, I blogged that Microsoft, in its efforts to come up with a name for its Windows 8 interface, … Continue reading

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UPDATE-APPLE PAYS SMALL FORTUNE TO USE IPAD TRADEMARK IN CHINA

In my December 28, 2011 blog entry titled Why Do A Trademark Search? I noted that Proview Technology, a Chinese company that tried to sell a tablet computer called I-PAD a number of years ago, registered that mark in China … Continue reading

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NEW DOMAIN NAMES BRING NEW CHALLENGES TO PROTECTING YOUR BRAND

On Wednesday, June 13, 2012 ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers published the full list of submissions for new generic top level domains. The owners of these domains will no longer be limited to .net, .com, .org, … Continue reading

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WHY DO A TRADEMARK SEARCH?

What do these two well-known tech companies have in common? One saw its earnings drop 71% in the third quarter of this year and its share of the smart phone market in the United States drop from 30% to 18%. … 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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THE IPAD & WHY YOU SHOULD DO A TRADEMARK SEARCH

“Remember that prior to filing an application to protect a product name, logo or design, a search should be undertaken to determine if a mark or design similar to the one that you are seeking to protect has already been … Continue reading

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