Brett J. Trout’s Guides

Brett J. Trout

Des Moines Patent Application Attorney.

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  1. Should I Register My Company's Trademark?

    Written by attorney Brett Trout, about 5 years ago.

    So what is a trademark? A trademark is a mark that identifies goods or services coming from a particular source. The mark may be a word, name, phrase or symbol. By identifying goods or services as co

  2. Do I Need a Patent?

    Written by attorney Brett Trout, about 5 years ago.

    What is a Patent? A patent is a legal document which allows you to stop other people from making using or selling your invention without paying you a royalty. What Can I Patent? While there are speci

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  3. Six Things Your Company Needs to Know About Internet Law

    Written by attorney Brett Trout, about 5 years ago.

    Information is the Key. The more you know about internet law the less likely you are to get scammed. Scammers are not stupid; they actually know more about Internet law than most of the companies the

  4. Ten Things You Did Not Know About Patents

    Written by attorney Brett Trout, about 5 years ago.

    Searching You can keyword search millions of patents on Google Patent Search for free. Expiration Patents expire 20 years after you file your application. Patent terms used to be 17 years from the da

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  5. Top 10 Ways to Get Fired by Your Lawyer

    Written by attorney Brett Trout, about 5 years ago.

    Lie to your lawyer. This is the number one thing you can do to get your lawyer to fire you. Your lawyer is your representative. Every case has its warts. Your lawyer can only help you if he or she kn

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