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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Duluth Trademark Attorneys
Our experienced Duluth 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 Duluth 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 Intellectual Property Insurance?
Intellectual property insurance protects inventors and companies if they're sued for infringement by another company. The most common type pays for legal fees and monetary damages if you're found guilty of intellectual property infringement. Pursuit policy insurance is another form that helps pay expenses if you must sue someone for intellectual property infringement.
What Is Intellectual Property?
Intellectual property is divided into two categories:
- Industrial Property: This includes patents, trademarks, and industrial design.
- Copyright: This covers artistic works. Examples include books, films, music, paintings, photos, and sculpture.
The Rising Costs of Intellectual Property Litigation
Intellectual property insurance is vital to businesses because of the rising costs of litigation. These expenses can cause
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What Is the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board?
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board is the administrative arm of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) responsible for resolving a variety of legal issues surrounding a trademark's approval or continuing registration. This tribunal is referred to colloquially as the Board or by the acronym TTAB.
- Trademark opposition proceedings: Business owners who think a potential new trademark could damage their business can file an opposition proceeding within the proper timeframe. This is a type of inter partes proceeding. Only a person with a reasonable stake in the case and reason to believe the allegations can start trademark opposition proceedings. These cases happen during
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What Is Contributory Infringement?
Contributory infringement happens when a person or company uses material protected under infringement laws, such as patent infringement, without permission. Contributory infringement is also called:
- indirect liability;
- indirect infringement;
- vicarious liability;
- contributory liability;
- secondary liability.
It involves material protected under copyright, patent, or trademark laws. It makes third parties responsible for being part of illegal copying. Even if you aren't the person who directly breaks a license, you could be at fault for contributory infringement if you give other people access to the product.
Why Is Contributory Infringement Important?
Direct infringers are hard to catch when they're online. They can:
- do business fro
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What Are International Patent Applications?
International patent applications, called a PCT application, is part of how to patent an idea and is the first step in letting you get exclusive rights to your inventions in countries around the world. These patents offer more protection than a patent in the United States alone. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) administers the PCT. This patent application gives you protection for inventions in over 150 nations around the globe.
Reasons to Consider Not Using International Patent Applications
Incomplete Coverage: A PCT application only gives you access to patent protection in 151 countries. That means you won't have patent protection in 45 remaining nations. You may nee
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How Much Does It Cost to Trademark a Name?
The U.S. Patent and Trademark office shows the current fees for an electronic application range between $275 and $325 for each class of goods and services. These fees are dependent upon which type of application you file; for example, registering a paper application is your most expensive option and is currently $375 per class of goods or services.
Additional Trademark Fees to Consider
The cost of filing for trademark protection is merely the beginning. There are other associated charges you may need to pay including:
Hiring an attorney – while it is possible to do these filings on your own, in most cases it is worth hiring an attorney to avoid some of the most common mistakes. The cost of legal assistance can vary between $125 – several hundred dollars per hour. Some