Topic: trademark

Register Your Trademark with the USPTO: An Essential Step in Brand Protection

For business owners who want to protect their brand with a trademark, here’s Jaburg Wilk’s Maria Speth on how to file an application with the US Patent and Trademark Office. Some key points: You can register your mark with your state, but federal registration trumps state trademarks A search for similar names should include trademarks… Read more »

What is the Difference Between a Trademark and a Trade Name? [With Video]

Important question – and here, via video, is a good answer by Jaburg Wilk’s Maria Speth. [Link: What is the difference between a trademark and a trade name and what are the legal protections for each?] — Also see: New Rule Regarding Specimens of Use for U.S. Trademarks – Ladas & Parry LLP We May… Read more »

Small Business and IP: 5 Issues You Might Not be Considering (But Should!)

(Tech Start-Up Legal Issues 3: Guarding Your IP Assets by Bloomberg Law) It is often said that the success or failure of a technology startup can hinge on the protection of its intellectual property. But tech startups are not the only businesses with IP concerns. In today’s digital age, all small business owners and entrepreneurs… Read more »

Louboutin Trademark Case: Yves Saint Laurent Gets a Leg Up in the Shoe Biz

Christian Louboutin’s trademark on red-soled shoes was kicked aside last month in US District Court, setting the stage for Yves Saint Laurent (and others) to sell their own shoes with red soles. For fashionistas around the world, an update on the ruling from lawyers and law firms on JD Supra:  Louboutin Gets the Boot: S.D.N.Y. Judge… Read more »

IP Law & Business: Legal Reading List – Feb 2011

For your reference, here’s a reading list of legal updates covering IP Law and Business matters, recently published on JD Supra: – Trademark Owners Beware…Of Unofficial Trademark Registers and Domain Name Solicitations from China and Hong Kong by Mintz Levin: “Entry of your trademark information into the ‘registers’ of these ‘wannabe’ trademark registration companies has… Read more »

Protecting Intellectual Property: An Entrepreneurs’ Guide to Trademarks, Copyrights, and Patents

Here’s what lawyers and law firms on JD Supra are writing to help business owners and entrepreneurs make sense of trademarks, copyrights, and patents. A legal reading list on protecting your company’s intellectual property: – Protect your Intellectual Property – People, Processes & Products (by Bambi Faivre Walters, PC): A brief overview: “The term ‘intellectual… Read more »