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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Murfreesboro Trademark Attorneys
Our experienced Murfreesboro 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 Murfreesboro 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 a Section 8 Trademark Declaration?
A Section 8 Trademark Declaration is a statement made to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). It confirms your federal trademark has been in continuous use for five years. Those who fail to file their Section 8 Trademark Declaration on time will lose their registration.
In the timeframe between the fifth and sixth anniversaries of getting your federal trademark registration, you must file a Declaration of Use stating that you still use the trademark. If there have been any special circumstances preventing you from doing so, you will need to give an explanation. The Section 8 must also be filed at the same time as the trademark renewal. Requirem
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What is TESS Search?
The Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) is a free, searchable electronic database of submitted, approved, and abandoned trademark applications from the past three decades. Trademark lawyers and legal professionals search the database before submitting new trademark applications, to find out whether similar names are already registered or pending approval by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
The USPTO publishes and maintains TESS, updating its more than three million federal trademark applications and decisions weekly. Applications made before 1984 are not included in the TESS database.
How TESS Search Works
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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 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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How to Open a Bar in California
Opening a bar in California can be a costly, time-consuming endeavor. Just like opening a new restaurant, you will need a thorough business plan, approval of several government agencies, and many permits and licenses. This guide outlines the steps necessary to open a bar in California.
A Guide to Opening a Bar in California
Opening a bar in California can be a costly, time-consuming endeavor. But with the opportunity for high-profit margins on alcohol and food, along with cover charges, bars can be successful businesses. Just like opening a new restaurant, you will need a thorough business plan, approval of several government agencies, and many permits and licenses. This guide outlines the steps necessary to open a bar in California.
1. Create a Business Plan
Opening a bar is essentially starting a small business. Your location and operating costs will depend on the type of bar you want to open.