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Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Litigation

6 Jun 2018

Four Reasons to Hire a Patent Law Attorney

2018-06-06T13:07:36+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Patents|

Hiring a patent law attorney in Tampa can save you time and difficulty when you want to protect your intellectual property. While it is not required in the United States, there are many benefits to this service. 1. Attorneys Are Knowledgeable of Patent Regulations A patent law attorney must pass a specific bar exam. This [...]

30 May 2018

What You Need to Know When It Comes to Trademark Applications

2018-05-30T10:29:32+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Trademark Applications, Trademarks|

In 2017, the USPTO received more than 440,000 trademark applications, which is a 13.4% increase over 2016. These applications require a lot of information, including details about the intellectual property owner, the IP itself, how it will be used, and more. There are many important things to know when it comes to trademark applications, and [...]

29 May 2018

Tips for Meeting with Patent Attorneys

2018-05-29T11:34:36+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Patent Infringement, Patent Registration, Patents|

As an inventor, you want to protect your idea by registering it with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. To do so, it is best to meet with patent attorneys who have the knowledge and experience to solidify your application and ensure that you are covered. If you are preparing to meet with lawyers in [...]

12 Feb 2018

Three Common Mistakes on Patent Applications (And How to Correct Them)

2018-02-12T16:36:35+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Patent Registration, Patents|

Applying for a patent can be an exciting time. You have come up with a brilliant, unique idea and want to make sure you claim ownership to it by registering it with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The process, however, can be complicated, and many innovators in Tampa make mistakes when they file patent [...]

20 Dec 2017

When and Why to Hire a Trademark Attorney

2018-01-05T16:36:30+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Intellectual Property, Trademark Applications, Trademark Infringement, Trademarks|

As trademark attorneys, we often get asked what the differences are between trademarks, copyrights, and patents. A trademark refers to a symbol, word or words, design, or sound used to distinguish the source of goods or services. Whereas copyrights protect the expression of ideas such as books, songs, and more. A patent protects inventions. At [...]

20 Dec 2017

What Do I Need When Filling Out a Trademark Application?

2017-12-20T12:46:30+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Trademark Applications, Trademarks|

The first step when filing a trademark application is determine if you are registering for the right type of protection. Trademarks protect logos and brand names for services and goods. This is in contrast to patents, which protect inventions, and copyrights, which protect works of art like books, plays, songs, and movies. If you are [...]

20 Dec 2017

Should I Call a Patent Attorney to Protect My Intellectual Property?

2017-12-20T12:41:51+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Intellectual Property, Patents|

Theft is no longer limited to physical items. In fact, stealing takes many forms, ranging from identity to intellectual property. Many of us post to social media and see our pictures, ideas, or designs in use by someone else. In the age of digital information, ideas spread faster than ever, and you have to protect your [...]

19 Oct 2017

Likelihood of Confusion Explained by Your Trademark Attorney

2017-10-19T16:53:34+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Trademarks|

In cases of infringement throughout Tampa, your trademark attorney will need to prove that others using marks similar to yours are causing a “likelihood of confusion” among consumers. The intellectual property attorneys at Larson and Larson want to help you understand what “likelihood of confusion” really means. Here, we will reveal three simple ways to [...]

5 Oct 2017

Copyright Registration: Five Useful Things to Know

2017-10-05T16:34:00+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Copyrights|

If you’ve created an excellent new creative work, you want to protect your rights to it. If the work is not registered with the U.S Copyright office, you will not be able to sue for copyright infringement. Registration also makes your work searchable to the public in a database so that people in Tampa and [...]

11 Aug 2017

Your Trademark Attorney Can Help You Secure Your Blog Name

2017-08-14T11:29:52+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Trademark Infringement, Trademarks|

Blogging for businesses is becoming widespread in Tampa. If you have built a solid blogging identity, your trademark attorney can help you register your name. Securing your name will allow you to move forward confidently with your blogging goals like building a following and strengthening your business knowing that you can take action in case [...]