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Legal Articles, Intellectual Property

Trade Name, Trademark, Trade Dress - What's the Difference?

This reference provides a short discussion of three terms in intellectual property that are often confused.

Working with Web Hosts & Designers

No matter how averse you are to "techie" projects like web development and site management, you must be involved enough to ensure your rights are protected--and that no one else's are being violated. This reference discusses how.

Alimony Award of Intellectual Property Shares Ruled Improper Double Dipping

Blog post about a court that mistakenly awarded a woman a large share of her ex-husband's intellectual property and value from his unsold books.

What is trade dress infringement?

The core concepts of trademark protection are that consumers not be confused, misled, or deceived as to whose product they are buying, that sellers’ goodwill--or investment in their reputation for quality--be protected, and that competition thereby be enhanced.

What is the test for infringement of a federally registered trademark pursuant to 15 U.S.C. § 1114?

A registered trademark is infringed when a person uses it or a phrase similar to it in a manner likely to cause confusion, mistake, or deception among ordinarily prudent buyers or prospective buyers as to the source of the product.

Naming your Business - More than just choosing a cool name

Technology has a big impact on choosing a name for your business, including a greater risk of violating a trademark

Protecting Jewelry Design by Copyright or Patent?

Patents and copyrights are all enacted to provide protections over intellectual properties, including jewelry design, but from different aspects and on different parts of the intellectual property. The protections offered by these laws are not mutually exclusive.

Protection of Your Mobile App – Multifaceted Protection Approach

The vulnerability of a mobile app includes not only the source codes, but also in other aspects, such as the user interface, the screen display, the app’s name, and the business model behind the app. What protection can the law provide?

Publication, Nonpublication, and Early Publication of Patent Application-The Strategy

Patent application will be published after 18 months from the earliest filing date. Publication will make the invention to the public's knowledge. If the application fails to mature into a patent, the public will be able to use the knowledge of the invention without infringement. How to prevent it?

reedom to Operate Opinions: The Value of a Bold Patent Landscape Study

http://www.boldip.com/bold-blog/bold-update-freedom-to-operate-opinions-the-value-of-a-bold-patent-landscape-study

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