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Our experienced Pueblo 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 Pueblo 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 Does it Mean to Trademark a Surname?
A surname alone only qualifies as a trademark if it has already been associated with the business through advertising and has acquired a secondary meaning. It is also clear why somebody with the McDonald surname could not register a fast food restaurant on the name only.
Why is a Trademark Surname Important?
While it is not possible in every case to register a surname as a trademark, if it has "acquired distinctiveness", the business owner should protect it. The approval or rejection of the trademark request depends on:
- Whether the surname is rare
- If it is connected with the person registering it
- If it has a recognized meaning and association with a type of service
- How the name sounds in the busines
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What Is an Intent to Use Trademark?
An intent to use (ITU) trademark application shows a company's intent to use a trademark before actually putting it into use. The company must then put the mark into actual use within six months of the issuance of a Notice of Allowance.
Under Section 1(b) of the Lanham Act, there are two types of trademark applications that can be submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). They are intent to use (ITU) and statement of use (SOU).
The advantage of the ITU is that the filing date serves as the first date of the use of the mark. This assumes that the applicant puts the mark into actual use and completes the application process within six months. This status and indication of intent is regulated by §1(b) of the Trademark Act, 15 U.S.
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Copyrights: How to Obtain a Copyright
Registering a copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office allows you to file a lawsuit and take someone to court for violating your copyright. You must have registered that copyright first, otherwise, you cannot file a lawsuit. The following task list walks you through the copyright registration process using the U.S. Copyright Office electronic filing application.
A Guide to Copyrights and How to Obtain One
Registering a copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office helps to protect your intellectual property and allows you to file a lawsuit and take someone to court for violating your copyright. You must have registered that copyright first otherwise you cannot file a lawsuit. The following task list walks you through the copyright registration process using the U.S. Copyright Office electronic filing application.
For basic information on copyri
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A copyright protects “original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression.” It protects the way that ideas, facts and other things are expressed once they are in tangible form. A copyright covers both published and unpublished original works including artistic, dramatic, literary and musical works.
What is Copyright Infringement?
In short, a violation of the exclusive rights of a copyright owner is called infringement. This exclusive rights include the right to display, reproduce, perform or distribute the work. Copyright infringement is usually proven through circumstantial evidence since it’s sometimes hard to provide direct evidence of plagiarism. Two elements must be proven:
that there is a substantial similarity between the copy and th
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What Does Inducing Infringement Mean?
Inducing infringement means that a party is responsible for someone copying an idea without permission which can take the form of a trademark, copyright, or patent infringement. The party didn't do the infringing, but the infringement is still their fault.
For example, let's say someone invents a self-inflating balloon and then patents it. The inventor then sells the patent to a major company, and now the balloon is sold in every department store. Years later, the inventor says he still owns the patent and sells it to a different company. Once the second company starts selling self-inflating balloons, the first company can sue it for infringement, and it can sue the inventor for inducing infringement. While he didn't infringe on the patent directly, it's his fault the second company did.
Inducing infringement applies to tra