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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

30 May 2018

What You Need to Know When It Comes to Trademark Applications

2018-05-30T10:29:32-04:00May 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 [...]

20 Dec 2017

When and Why to Hire a Trademark Attorney

2018-01-05T16:36:30-04:00December 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?

2017-12-20T12:46:30-04:00December 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 [...]

19 Oct 2017

Likelihood of Confusion Explained by Your Trademark Attorney

2017-10-19T16:53:34-04:00October 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 [...]