Jefferson City Trademark Lawyers
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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Jefferson City Trademark Attorneys
Our experienced Jefferson City 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 Jefferson City 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 Product Licensing?
Product licensing is a streamlined way to turn an idea into a product that's ready for sale. Here's how to license a product:
- Come up with a great idea.
- Protect your intellectual property through the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
- License a company to manufacture and distribute your product.
- Collect royalties.
Product Licensing: What Is It?
Product licensing is one of the easiest ways for inventors to bring their ideas to life. Inventors simply rent, or license, their ideas to a company, which manufactures and distributes the product quickly and easily. This process tends to be faster, more affordable, and more lucrative than other options, such as starting a new company to sell an invention.
You can increase the chances of making product licensing part of your business plan if you cultivate a culture of creativity. Research gr
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What is Likelihood of Confusion?
Likelihood of confusion is a part of a proving trademark infringement. It means that the public is likely to confuse your mark and the mark of another business. Trademarks are a valuable business tool. They brand your products and help to grow your name. If another business uses your mark unfairly, it can cause you a great deal of damage. A trademark infringement lawsuit can help to protect you from this damage. However, you must prove likelihood of confusion.
In a court case, confusion is reviewed several ways:
- How strong is your mark?
- Are the marks similar?
- How similar are the goods or services?
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What is Intellectual Property Business?
Intellectual property is a means by which you own your business identity, technology, works of authorship, logo, slogans, trade dress, and any other practical expression of the ideas that drive your business forward.
Intellectual property is vital to all levels of your business. From your initial business plan to trademarks, patents, and copyright, having the right representation and knowledge to protect those things that make your business unique is essential to your success.
What Is the Intellectual Property-Business Connection?
Everything important about your business aside from the actual people that run it, is somehow tied up in intellectual property. You could say that your business is the sum total of all of the intellectual property that form and relate to your concepts, practices, goods, and services.
One important aspect of intellectual property is that it must have commercial val
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What Is an Information Disclosure Statement?
An information disclosure statement (IDS) describes all prior art or related technology claimed in a patent application. It places the burden of disclosure on the inventor or applicant. If an application doesn't have this statement or fails to include key prior art, any issued patent may become invalid or considered fraudulent.
Information Disclosure Statement: What Is It?
Patent applicants have a responsibility to complete an IDS, which references:
- all prior art, or patents
- patent applications, and
- publications related to an invention.
Because inventors are more likely to be aware of existing patents or related technology than a patent examiner would be, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) requires applicants to disclose all prio
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Service Mark Registration Overview
Service mark and trademarks are different. A service mark is used for a business that provides services. A trademark is used for a business that provides products. They can both be called marks. Restaurants use service marks because food is a service. Many businesses choose to use both marks.
Service marks can be many things. Common service marks include:
- A business name