What Are Copyrights? Copyrights are a type of intellectual property designed to protect original works of authorship. This includes original literary, musical, dramatic, graphic, sculptural, audio-visual, architectural, photographic, video-graphic, web design, and audio works. Copyright protects work that is in a fixed and tangible medium like a book, digital recording, or photograph. It gives the…

These last few months have absolutely flown by. Our focus continues to be on servicing our clients and growing our staff. Fortunately we have also made time to increase our firm’s public image. In the last few months, we have been seen behind a booth at the 2019 Synapse Summit, on stage sponsoring the Forum…

Protections for trade secrets are used by businesses to safeguard secret information that is critical for maintaining their market advantage.  Many types of information can be a trade secret including formulas, processes, designs, instrument, compilations of information, pattern, commercial method, and manufacturing techniques. The qualifying factor for information to be considered a trade secret is that it must be…

Patent Process Requirements In a recent post, I explained what a patent was and why it was so important for entrepreneurs and inventors. A patent is a property right granted by the government to the inventor of a machine, process, composition of matter, or article of manufacturing. To receive a patent, the applicant must demonstrate…

A patent is an intellectual property right granted by the government to an inventor of a machine, process, composition of matter, or article of manufacturing.  The invention must be “new, useful, and non-obvious.”  An invention’s ability to meet this criteria is referred to as its patentability. Patents are mentioned in the constitution, along with copyrights. …

Sweater Weather is here! It’s the time of year we Floridians dream about: layering in the morning and dying of heat in the afternoon. The annual weather confusion means the Holidays are right around the corner. Make sure to get your shopping done soon; you wouldn’t want to get caught in a last-minute tussle over the…

It’s Spooky Season! Whether you’re a dedicated Pumpkin Spice lover or just a Floridian ready to finally break out your sweaters, Fall has a special meaning for everyone. Fall and Winter provide a plethora of holidays which start off in a spooky bang with Halloween! The kids get to walk around and collect their goodies…

Football is back! Tampa is a sports town! Yes, I said it. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 2-0, the Tampa Bay Rays are surging, the Tampa Bay Lightning have begun preseason, and the University of South Florida Bulls are off to a great start. Regardless of whether you are a Tampa Bay fan, college or…

Thomas Stanton of Stanton IP Law explains the importance and process of obtaining a trademark for your business or idea.

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