As an Amazon seller, intellectual property should be important to you. Growing numbers of online retailers, small businesses and independent sellers rely on Amazon’s seller platforms to present their products to millions of customers. This presents a unique set of challenges to sellers that often involve intellectual property. The sale of counterfeit items can really…

International IP: Patents A patent is a government authority or license conferring a right or title for a set period, especially the sole right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention. At the peak of the industrial revolution, with worldwide industrial expansion, it became necessary to create a standard for patent law internationally. Currently,…

Highlights from Synapse Orlando 2021 Last Friday, we attended Synapse Orlando 2021. Synapse Orlando is the annual gathering for all of the doers, creators, innovators, thought leaders making Orlando one of the world’s fastest growing innovation communities and hottest destinations to live, work and play. We met with industry leaders and innovators from all over Florida for…

International Copyright Law Copyright laws internationally are complex and require a deeper understanding of the history of copyright around the world. Copyrights are the exclusive legal right, given to an originator or an assignee to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same. Many countries…

What to know about International IP Rules? International intellectual property law refers to global laws that govern the creation, protection, sharing, and use of intellectual property. The growth of global business has prompted rights holders to protect their intellectual property not only in the US but also worldwide. As IP rights are territorial and typically…

As an entrepreneur or investor, it is important to conduct due diligence to reduce risk. Risks inevitably come with intellectual property, but proactively being diligent to protect your IP can avoid issues in the future. Many become dead set on a particular name for their business or a certain logo and get started on branding,…

Patent prosecution can be a slow process. What can the patent agent or patent attorney do to speed up the patent prosecution process? Patent prosecution is usually slow because of the applicant represented by the patent agent or patent attorney either does not provide information or makes it difficult for the USPTO examiner to evaluate….

In our most recent IP Over Tea webinar, rising star and managing shareholder Thomas Stanton discussed IP investments and what makes intellectual property attractive to investors. Millions of SMEs are born each year with big ideas; some are successful and others are not. It is possible that some of the “unicorn” startups that have flourished, understand what makes…

There are a few things to note before going forward on a trademark registration. The strongest trademarks are those that are inherently distinctive. These are trademarks which easily identify the good or service. Descriptive and generic trademarks are weak and often get rejected so it is important to understand what makes or breaks a trademark….

How are NFTs and intellectual property related? In our last webinar, we had a question about how intellectual property & NFTs  are intertwined. Forbes describes NFTs or non-fungible tokens as “a digital asset that represents real-world objects like art, music, in-game items and videos. They are bought and sold online, frequently with cryptocurrency, and are generally…

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