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  • USPTO Trademark Office Actions Explained: Merely Ornamental Refusal

    USPTO Trademark Office Actions Explained: Merely Ornamental Refusal When entrepreneurs or tech startup CEOs file an application in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), a variety of USPTO Office Actions can be issued. These Office Actions, or refusals may range in legal issues such as, for example, a section 2(d) Likelihood of Confusion […]

  • Tech Startup Trademark Disputes

    When entrepreneurs and tech startup team begin the trademark selection and adoption process, many important legal and marketing considerations are on the table. A brand name, or trademark, is a word or symbol (or sound, or color in some cases), that consumers use to associate the services or goods provided under the mark with the […]

  • Legal Issues Facing Entertainment Technology Startups

    Entertainment Technology Startups launching products and services using digital media face new and traditional legal issues in business and intellectual property law. Some legal issues facing technology startups may include entity formation, brand name (trademark) selection and adoption, and formalization of ownership splits between co-founders. More groundbreaking legal issues facing technology startups and innovation departments […]