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What is a Patent?
A patent is a protection granted by law for inventions. This protection prevents others from making using, offering for sale, or selling the protected invention. Patents protect an invention for a limited time and the patent owner can license others to produce the invention. There are three types of patents:
Before registering a trademark, it is important to search to be sure it is not currently registered and claimed by someone else. Even if you can not find a company using the name that you would like to use it does not necessarily mean that you are free to trademark the name. It is important to have someone skilled in trademark law conduct a search to determine whether you can protect your proposed trademark. It is possible that a few dollars saved on a trademark search could cost much more in the long run.Learn More
On Tuesday, February 25 2014, the Federal Circuit upheld a decision of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to deny a method patent for a tropical hurricane control system. The invention was created by two inventors and involves shooting supercool...Learn More
Earlier this month a new coffee shop opened in Los Angeles called Dumb Starbucks. The outer appearance of the shop is an exact replica of a Starbucks coffee shop except the word “Dumb” appears in front of Starbucks. Inside, everything is also an exact replica of a...Learn More
The music artist known as Prince has a prior history of filing lawsuits to protect his music and his name. His most recent suit concerns videos from his concerts on videos and blog sites. However, after receiving negative feedback from his fans over the lawsuit,...Learn More
If you have not played Candy Crush Saga, you probably know someone who has. In light of the enormous popularity of the game, the developer of the game, King, sought to protect the name of the game through trademark law. Specifically, King has sought to protect both...Learn More
In the fall election of 2013, New Jersey voters approved a one dollar increase in the state’s minimum wage to $8.25 an hour. Minimum wages are governed by both federal and state law; the federal government enforces a minimum wage of $7.25 an hour which states must...Learn More
If you were to search YouTube for reviews of video games, you would hit countless results. Some channels have been able to rise above the other in terms of subscribers and consequently can be targeted for their negative reviews. This particular dispute involved a...Learn More