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16 Oct 2018

6 Questions for a Trademark Lawyer, Answered

2018-10-16T16:33:29+00:00October 16th, 2018|Trademark Applications, Trademark Infringement, Trademarks|

When it comes to filing for rights to protect a brand in Tampa Bay, there are many questions that a trademark lawyer can answer for you. Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions. 1. What is a Trademark? A trademark, or service mark, is essentially a brand name. Simply put, it is [...]

17 Sep 2018

Should You Patent Your Mobile App?

2018-10-10T14:24:41+00:00September 17th, 2018|Patents, Trademarks|

Creating a mobile application requires a lot of hard work and dedication. After toiling over your idea, you want to ensure that no one infringes on your intellectual property by stealing it or using it for their benefit. Therefore, some app inventors may consider obtaining patent protection for their app. Is it worth going through [...]

31 Jul 2018

What You Need to Know About Patent Protection

2018-07-31T09:37:10+00:00July 31st, 2018|Patent Infringement, Patent Registration, Patents|

Patent protection is essential for safeguarding your invention. Registering your intellectual property is important to prevent another entity from taking your idea and putting it forth as their own or profiting from it. While you are not required to work with an attorney to file a patent, doing so is wise because the process is [...]

30 May 2018

What You Need to Know When It Comes to Trademark Applications

2018-05-30T10:29:32+00:00May 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+00:00May 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+00:00February 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

What Do I Need When Filling Out a Trademark Application?

2017-12-20T12:46:30+00:00December 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+00:00December 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 [...]

17 May 2017

Do I Need a Trademark Attorney to File an Application?

2017-05-17T11:50:36+00:00May 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 [...]