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Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Litigation

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 [...]

20 Jul 2017

Is a Design Patent Application Right for You?

2017-08-14T11:26:52+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Patent Registration, Patents|

Not sure whether a utility or design patent application is right for your product? The team at Larson and Larson, P.A. in Tampa can help you decide. Read on to find out whether your item qualifies as a design. Utility vs. Design Patent Applications When people in Tampa talk about a patent application, most commonly [...]

6 Jun 2017

From a Patent Litigation Lawyer: How are My Rights Enforced?

2017-06-06T13:36:52+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Patents|

Obtaining an issued patent is an exciting event for all inventors and business owners.  In the best-case scenario, once you receive your patent from the USPTO, you can grow your business in Tampa through production and revenues without threats from competitors. Unfortunately, the more successful a product, the more attractive it is for potential infringers [...]

17 May 2017

Do I Need a Trademark Attorney to File an Application?

2017-05-17T11:50:36+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Trademarks|

Many entrepreneurs, inventors, and artists in Tampa want to trademark their brand in order to protect it from theft. However, not all of them want to go through the process of hiring and retaining a lawyer. While, it is true that having a trademark attorney is not required to file an application, the trademark process [...]