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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Yuma Trademark Attorneys
Our experienced Yuma 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 Yuma 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 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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What Is a Common Law Trademark Search?
A common law trademark search is the most comprehensive trademark search that a company can conduct. It involves searching through databases, news, business and public records, legal and financial records. Your goal in a common law trademark search is to find out if someone is using a similar trademark, even if the mark isn't registered in the Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) database.
Registered Trademarks vs. Common Law Trademarks
According to the USPTO, a trademark is a "word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of words, phrases, symbols or designs, that identifies the source of the goods of one party from those of others.
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What Is Trademark Maintenance?
Trademark maintenance involves actions that people or businesses take to keep trademarks they own valid. Trademark maintenance consists of five elements: renewal, cautionary notice, tax, affidavit of use, and proof of renewal of basic registration.
- Renewal: achieved with official filings every 10 years
- Cautionary Notice: used in some countries to show ownership of a trademark
- Tax: trademark owners must pay income tax every year
- Affidavit of Use: also called a Statement of Use and is typically filed with renewal
- Proof of Renewal of Basic Registration: document received from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) after renewal
Renewal consists of filing an application containing all trademark a
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Why Is Software Patent or Copyright Important?
A software patent or copyright is a legal way to protect your software source code, idea, or invention.
Every software developer or company has to choose between patent and copyright. Some decide they want both. To make the choice, you have to think about what you're protecting. Are you protecting the code itself, or are you protecting the software idea and the process? Getting a patent versus registering a copyright are very different processes and might also change what you want to do with your software.
Software counts as intellectual property (IP.) IP is an original work that isn't tangible, but that is valuable. Lots of avenues, including copyright and patent, exist under the law to protect IP.
Both patents and copyrights protect soft
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Intellectual Property Theft: What Is It?
Intellectual property (IP) theft occurs when someone uses your intellectual property for any reason without your permission. Laws protect intellectual property rights, including trademarks, copyrights, and patents. If you have the proper protections, you can sue for money damages.
Why Are Intellectual Property Protections Important?
Intellectual property is the ownership of an innovation, whether it's a commercial product, an artistic creation, a method or formula, unique symbol, logo or name, or other creation or invention. It can involve a range of creations, including but not limited to a:
- Industrial machinery
- Computer program
- Smartphone design
- Chemical formula
- Business process
- Company logo
- Client list
Types of intellectual property