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  • Technology Startup Website Copyright Registration Strategies

    Website copyright registration for technology startups can take many forms according to the predominant copyrightable content. Owners of Technology startup websites, like websites of other companies, sometimes require legal protection including website copyright registration, patent filing and protection, and trademark protection among other types of intellectual property barrier strategies.  When any text, images, video, graphics, […]

  • Trademark Abandonment for Failure to Respond to Office Action

    Trademark Abandonment can attach to Applications in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) who face Office Actions and miss the six (6) month deadline to file a formal response. Under the USPTO rules, if the USPTO does not receive a response within this period, the application is declared abandoned and a Notice of […]

  • Trademark Infringement Attorney Explains Likelihood of Confusion Factors

    Trademark infringement is one of the most serious allegations against a technology startup, entrepreneurs, or small business when choosing filing for registration of a new trademark, brand, or logo, with or without a trademark attorney. If a brand or trademark is deemed to potentially constitute trademark infringement because it is likely to cause confusion, the […]

  • E-Commerce Trademark Attorneys’ Role in Amazon Brand Verification Process

    Federal Trademark Registration in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) provides many brand protection benefits to e-commerce startups and small businesses selling goods on Amazon.com, sometimes this protection requires the involvement of an E-Commerce trademark attorney or other intellectual law firm or lawyer. Under the new Amazon Brand Registry process E-Commerce Trademark Attorneys […]

  • Trademark Law Blog - Mark Description In USPTO Applications

    Federal Trademark Applications’ Drawing Requirement Explained For Entrepreneurs

    During the trademark application process, entrepreneurs, technology startups, and other brand-owners seeking federal trademark registration through the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) may be required to submit a drawing of the trademark with their federal trademark application documents. Drawing Requirements Brand Names In US Trademark Application Process The drawing, also known as a […]

  • Confidentiality Agreement Tested As First Amendment Trumps President’s Prior Restraint Effort

    Adult film actress Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels, has been making headlines since she publicly disclosed her past “intimate relationship” with President Donald Trump despite being under an iron clad confidentiality agreement that is now being tested under contract theory and First Amendment law in a Los Angeles district court. Clifford is at […]

  • Trademark Registration Filing Costs for Technology Strartups

    Technology startups who wish to protect their brand name, slogan, or logo often include filing costs as among the primary considerations that drive their federal trademark application drafting and filing strategy. Unlike patents which can costs $5,000 to $15,000 to issue, trademark filing costs are generally more affordable for technology entrepreneurs to manage and budget for. […]

  • Use in Commerce and Priority of Trademark Rights in the United States

    Much like in innovation, when it comes to establishing trademark rights in the United States, timing is of the essence. During early stages of the technology startup process, perhaps even in the idea-stage, entrepreneurs reach the point of naming their product or service, and, almost instinctually, seek to protect that name or slogan against future infringing […]

  • Two Ways To Vest Trademark Rights in the United States

    Timing is of the essence in establishing priority to a trademark rights a word, logo or slogan as associated with a seller’s goods or services. Given the importance of priority in trademark law, understanding the various methods of establishing trademark rights in the United States provides an advantage to technology startups and entrepreneurs racing to the […]

  • How Technology Startups Can Establish Trademark Rights

    Technology startups often start thinking about marketing early in the company formation and product development process, sometimes before a product is even finalized. When an idea for a brand name emerges, i.e. what to call the product, understanding the fastest and most practical way to establish trademark rights becomes critical. Under U.S. Trademark Law, the party […]

  • Trademark Registration on Principal Register v. Supplemental Register

    Basis for Filing During Federal Trademark Registration Process, whether an application is filed as an intent-to-use or use-in-commerce basis, an option may arise to move the application on to the Supplemental Register as opposed to the preferred Principal Register. What is the Supplemental Register? The Supplemental Register is reserved for certain marks that are not initially eligible for […]