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Intellectual Property

Trademarks for Business Owners: 5 Things Every Trademark Owner Should Know

Choosing and Protecting a Trademark

1. What is a trademark?

A trademark can be “any word, name, symbol, or device” (alone or in combination) used to identify and differentiate goods or services from competitors and to indicate the source of the goods or services, even if the source is…

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5 Tips For Protecting Your Trademarks

Choosing a strong trademark can be more difficult than it looks. The risk of the mark being used by a third party as well as the risk of the mark being found as merely descriptive of the business, goods, or services offered is cause for concern. While there are many nuances in picking and…

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Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 passed by Senate and House

On April 11 and April 27, 2016, the Senate and House passed respectively the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA). The President indicated he will sign DTSA into law. The DTSA provides a federal civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation with various remedies available. The DTSA…

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