Last week, Tampa Bay Business Journal announced Stanton IP Law as one of the Top 10 IP Law Firms in the area; marking the firm’s 4-year anniversary. Stanton IP is celebrating a fourth full year in business being selected as one of the Top 10 IP Law firms by Tampa Bay Business Journal. Since 2017,…

Finding photos for your business to use online can get tricky when it comes to copyright. You as the business owner assume all legal responsibilities when posting content online. Even if you are not making any money using a copyrighted image, you can be held liable for infringement. Ensuring you have a list of best…

Today, the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of Google in its decade-long copyright battle with Oracle over Google’s partial copying of the Java SE Computer program. When Google implemented the Android OS, Google wrote its own version of Java. But to allow developers to write their own programs for Android, Google’s implementation used the…

A common event in the career of any in-house Intellectual Property manager is the acquisition of Intellectual Property from other corporate entities or inventors.  These include either purchasing or licensing of their intellectual property.  Therefore, all  Intellectual Property managers should have a formal patent, trademark and trade secret due diligence process.  This article will focus…

Whether you are a new trademark owner or already a well-established brand, maintaining and policing a business’s trademarks is a process. Managing your Intellectual Property assets is well worth any trademark owner’s time. In fact, with the passing of the Trademark Modernization Act, trademark owners who seize the initiative will fare better and maintain the…

View Part One: Trademark Modernization Act: What Trademark Owner’s Need to Know Part I  Business owners know developing a brand can be time-consuming and frustrating. Finding out that there is some weird hard-to-track-down registrant of the trademark you have been planning to use can be demoralizing, especially after spending time and money in laying the…

Yes, if you are able to patent the technological invention required to make the business method work, then the business method becomes patentable. In so doing, the focus becomes the technological invention and the business method is shown as one useful application of that technological invention. For patentability, it must also meet the four-part test…

Imagine, you are a successful business owner who has built up a thriving company and created a national brand. Then after all your hard work, another company starts free-riding off the strength of your brand by using your trademark. Having enforced your trademark rights before, you know what injunctive relief and it is used to…

Synapse Summit 2020 was packed with two full days of amazing content all for you, by you. From hands-on workshops, to dynamic panel discussions, skills building and trend-spotting, we covered a lot of ground this year! This year’s Synapse Summit hosted 330 speakers on 8 stages for 127 sessions. Managing Member, Thomas Stanton of Stanton…

COVID-19 is quickly becoming a phrase that will remain in our history books for generations to come. We will tell our children and grandchildren about this time and it will be something that the whole world can relate to. Stories will be told about how we passed the time and how we survived the pandemic….

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