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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Bridgeport Trademark Attorneys
Our experienced Bridgeport trademark attorneys & lawyers represent individuals and businesses with everything they need to secure and protect their trademarks. Our attorneys can help individuals with everything from trademark clearance searches to determine whether the desired mark is available for adoption, use, and registration. By reviewing the search reports thoroughly, they can conclusively determine the extent to which a mark is already being used and the potential success of filing a trademark.
Trademark licensing can be complex, but our trademark attorneys have experience drafting agreements on behalf of both licensees and trademark owners - thus allowing you to capitalize on your valuable intellectual property. Our Bridgeport trademark attorneys can also draft and file your trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), including Intent to Use and Use in Commerce applications.
Our attorneys can also help protect your trademark around the globe by assisting clients with filing trademark applications under the Madrid Protocol, which allows trademark holders to obtain protection in multiple countries by filing a single application.
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What is Trademark Class 9?
Trademark Class 9 is one of 45 classes used by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to classify products or services. Class 9 is comprised of a broad range of trademarks for nautical, scientific, surveying, cinematographic, photographic, measuring, signaling, and weighing devices. Teaching and life-saving apparatuses and instruments also fall under Class 9, as do DVDs, CDs, cash registers, data processing equipment, and computer software.
Class 9 includes many of today's modern inventions, including electronics, software, computers, smartphones, mobile apps, and fire extinguishers.
In fact, the following goods are just some of the things considered to be part of Class 9. This is only a sampling of a very large grouping:
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Patent Search: What Is It?
A patent search cost can be anywhere from $100 to $3,000 depending on the complexity of your invention and covers research into existing patents and patent applications. You can use free online tools to do your own search, but an attorney can help you dig deeper. In addition to professional fees, expect to pay a government search fee after you submit your patent application.
There are a few types of patent searches:
- A novelty search compares your invention to prior art to determine if your invention qualifies for a patent, since you cannot patent something that has already been patented. Prior art includes previously patented inventions, as well as unpatented inventions, that existed before your inventions.
- A state-of-the-art search gives you an overview of advancements in a certain in
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What is a Trademark and What is a Copyright?
A trademark and a copyright are both types of intellectual property protection that afford a way to defend against unauthorized use. While trademarks and copyrights both relate to intellectual property, each protects a different type of asset. Trademark and copyright registrations and the associated laws vary internationally. For this article, all information is for the United States unless specifically noted otherwise.
A copyright protects original, creative works fixed in a tangible medium. This includes books, movies, songs, photos, artistic creations, web content, choreography, poetry, and writi
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Intellectual Theft: What Is It?
Intellectual theft is stealing or using without permission someone else's intellectual property.
Intellectual property is any creative or commercial innovation, any new method that has economic value, or any distinctive mark which might include a name, symbol, or logo that's used in commercial practices.
Intellectual property is protected by patent for inventions, trademarks for commercial marks or branded products, and copyrights on creative pursuits such as music, photo, poems. Intellectual property is protected under state and federal laws.
Intellectual property is commonly abbreviated as IP.
What to Do If You're the Victim of Intellectual Theft
If your intellectual property is used without your permission or is stolen, there are a few paths that you can go down.
Often, the first step to take is to ask the person who is using your intellectual property without per
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Trademark International Classes: What Are They?
Trademark International Classes categorize the different ways that a trademark is used. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) started using the International classes which are known as Nice Classifications (pronounced "niece", after the city in France for which it is named).Some of the most common classes include:
- Class 9 (Electrical and Scientific Apparatus): This includes computer software and electronics.
- Class 25 (Clothing): This includes clothing, footwear, and headgear.
- Class 35: (Advertising and