Trademark Protection

What Can You Not Trademark?

You can trademark a lot of things, but there are a few things that are not allowed to be trademarked. Some things aren’t allowed to be trademarked to avoid false advertising and others because they are too generic. Here are seven marks that can not be registered for trademark protection.   You can not register… Read more

Category:Trademark Protection

5 Big IP Mistakes Start-Ups Make

The light bulb is shining and your brilliant idea is slowly, but finally, becoming a reality. During this phase of the company so much is happening so quickly. Odds are you haven’t taken the time to properly educate yourself on the ins and outs of intellectual property laws. This is both common and dangerous. Not… Read more

Category:Patents , Trademark Protection

Social Media Doesn’t Care About Trademarks

  Far too many companies make the mistake of assuming that a legal trademark gives them the right to social media usernames with their trademarked name. Setting up a trademark will protect your brand from a variety of infringements, but in the world of social media it’s first come first serve. Several large brands have… Read more

Category:Trademark Protection

Non-Disclosure and Non-Compete

Non-disclosure contracts and non-compete contracts are important business contracts designed to protect the parties to the contract in different ways. Knowing the differences is important to using each of these legal documents properly, and to their greatest effect. Non-Disclosure Contracts Non-disclosure contracts are used to keep information protected from public knowledge. These documents are sometimes… Read more

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