Have you ever asked yourself, does a trademark help you build your business? Answer: Of course. What are trademarks? A trademark can be any word, phrase, symbol, design, or a combination of these things that identifies your goods or services. It’s how customers recognize a brand in the marketplace and distinguish from the competition. The word “trademark”…

International Intellectual Property: Trademarks In this part of our international intellectual property series, we will cover filing trademarks internationally. A trademark is a sign capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one enterprise from those of other enterprises. Trademarks are protected by intellectual property rights. [1] The word “trademark” can refer to both trademarks…

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,…

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….

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…

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…

For majority of businesses, the right IP (intellectual property) advice can protect a lot more than just a business idea or concept. It protects real business assets that are genuinely vital to core services, continuity and long-term success. And this is especially true for start-ups as they need to be even more vigilant when it…

  Stanton IP Law Firm to leverage over 15 years in the technology industry to revolutionize the traditional law firm model in order to deliver results oriented, client centric representation to clients nationwide.  The law firm will be focused on protecting, enforcing, and monetizing intellectual property rights for businesses and individuals Thomas H. Stanton, former…

By: Thomas Stanton, Esq. International law exists for two primary reasons: 1) public welfare; and 2) political welfare. Under the public welfare model, international law can only survive in areas that benefit the public welfare of the countries involved. Without the continuous benefit to the public the international law will deteriorate. Under the political welfare…

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