In a previous post, I explained what trademarks are, and their importance to businesses. But how does one go about getting the trademark rights? Is there a form you have to fill out? Do you have to know a guy? In this post, I will briefly go over trademarks that are based in common law, and those that … Read moreTrademark Rights: Common Law vs. Registration
Most people have never consulted with an intellectual property attorney, but still understand the most basic principle of “IP”: that creations or inventions are owned like you might own a house or a baseball card collection. The terms “copyright,” “patent,” and “trademark” protect different kinds of intellectual property. Each week I see examples of writers for respectable publications using these … Read moreWhat Are the Different Types of Intellectual Property?
The most common question about trademarks is probably also the most basic: what are they? The “impress your friends” answer to that question is that trademarks are typically a word (or words), phrase, logo, or symbol used in connection with the advertisement or sale of goods or services, and acts as an indicator of the source of those goods … Read moreWhat Are Trademarks? Why Are They Important?
Greetings! I’m very excited about the I Register Trademarks Blog, so without further ado, here are the basics! The purpose for this blog is simple: to provide some basic information about trademark law and other kinds of intellectual property. Although an initial consultation is free, many people prefer to do some Internet research prior to making … Read moreWelcome to the I Register Trademarks Blog!