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30 Jun 2019

Trademark vs. Copyright 101

2019-07-08T09:46:05-04:00June 30th, 2019|Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks|

If you create something valuable to your Tampa business, it is vital to protect it. But should you trademark it or copyright it? What is the difference between a trademark and a copyright? Trademark and copyright both protect intellectual property, but determining which one to use can be confusing. Trademark Defined The United States Patent [...]

28 May 2019

Should I patent before making a prototype?

2019-05-28T09:56:12-04:00May 28th, 2019|Patents|

One of the most pressing questions an inventor faces early on is, “Do I need a prototype before I apply for a patent?” A Tampa patent attorney will tell you that while the straight answer is “no”—the U.S. Patent Office does not require you to have a prototype in advance of filing an application for [...]

25 Apr 2019

How Do You Register a Copyright?

2019-04-25T12:34:07-04:00April 25th, 2019|Copyright Lawyer, Copyrights, Patent Registration|

Whether your work is published or unpublished, copyright registration provides protection to authors of original works, including:   Dramatic works Musical creations (including lyrics) Artistic works Literary works Pantomimes and choreographs Pictorial, graphics, and sculptural designs Motion pictures and other audiovisual material Sound recordings Architectural designs   If you are a resident of St. Petersburg [...]

20 Mar 2019

America Invents Act Creates Changes for St. Petersburg Patent Applications

2019-04-03T15:23:14-04:00March 20th, 2019|Copyrights, Patent Registration, Patents, Trademarks|

Do you live in Florida and have an original idea, method, or device that is worth protecting? Obtaining St. Petersburg patents for your invention will protect you from others utilizing your original idea. Recent changes within the America Invents Act bring changes to patent filing, especially for those who are small entities. Below are key [...]

5 Dec 2018

Important Things to Know About the Patent Application Process

2018-12-05T13:51:23-04:00December 5th, 2018|Patents|

As an inventor in Tampa Bay, you want to ensure that your invention is protected from infringement. Your hard work can pay off, but not if someone else steals your idea. To protect your intellectual property, you can register your invention with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). To register, you will need [...]

16 Oct 2018

6 Questions for a Trademark Lawyer, Answered

2018-10-16T16:33:29-04:00October 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?

2018-10-10T14:24:41-04:00September 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

2018-07-31T09:37:10-04:00July 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 [...]