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  • Legal Issues for Tech Startups: Terms of Service and EULAs

    Most technology startup product development operations inevitably involve development and publishing of a website and mobile application, and almost instinctually, entrepreneurs, mobile application developers, or inventors, consider how to address legal issues in creating reliable Terms of Use, Terms and Conditions, or other legal disclaimers and disclosures for their digital products and platforms. In some cases, the website or […]

  • Dates of First Use Trademark Filing Strategy For Technology Startups

    During the federal trademark registration process in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), entrepreneurs and technology startups inevitably come across the issue of identifying their bona fide date of first use and date of first use in commerce on the federal trademark record. In the racehorse setting of trademark law, the first to […]

  • 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 […]