Jill Gilbert Welytok’s Answers

Jill Gilbert Welytok

Milwaukee Patent Application Attorney.

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  1. Regarding Patent for existing invention

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Dylan O Adams
    2. Jill Gilbert Welytok
    3. Karen Dana Oster
    3 lawyer answers

    Indeed a patent may give you legal rights in your idea, but before spending money on a patent, do some research to determine if the patent will ultimately be of value to you. Many people spend money to obtain patents on things they cannot commercialize. Conversly, some inventors with active markets wish they had pursued patent protection. A patent may be appropriate if: a) you have the ability to manufacture and produce the product; or b) you can license it to someone who can for a...

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  2. If I said a contract will putting a stop payment on the deposit check terminate the contract under IL state contract law

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Jill Gilbert Welytok
    2. Mazyar Malek Hedayat
    2 lawyer answers

    Case law and statutory law may vary, and you need to read the contract very carefully. A stop payment generally will not expose your to liability for breach of contract if you have no contractual obligation, and you otherwise have a right to cancel the contract.

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  3. Business payroll taxes dispute.

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Jill Gilbert Welytok
    1 lawyer answer

    Payroll tax is an obligation imposed on the owners of a business regardless of their personal salary; it is calculated based on total liablity for all employees.

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  4. Procedure for protecting intellectual property of original board game design

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Dylan O Adams
    2. Oscar Michelen
    3. Maurice N Ross
    4. Jill Gilbert Welytok
    4 lawyer answers

    Provisional patents are useful and inexpensive, but keep it simple. It may be sufficient to simply file a detailed set of instructions. But you must file within one year of disclosing the game. It is a good idea to use the trademark in marketing your game, but bear in mind that if you license it to a company they may change the name to somethign their marketing departement likes.

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  5. For a trademark registration, is the effective date the date of registration, or the filing date?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Gerry J. Elman
    2. Jill Gilbert Welytok
    3. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    4. Pamela Koslyn
    4 lawyer answers

    You can find out the date of claimed first use on the USPTO website at www.uspto.gov by looking at the file history under tdr.

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  6. Is an online forum about a game a form of copyright infringement?

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Jill Gilbert Welytok
    2. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    3. Jefferson Hampton Coulter II
    3 lawyer answers

    Titles, names, short phrases, and slogans; familiar symbols or designs; mere variations of typographic ornamentation, lettering, or coloring; mere listings of ingredients or contents aqre generally not protected by copyright.

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  7. Where can I find sample completed trademark applications

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Nancy Baum Delain
    2. Gerry J. Elman
    3. Dylan O Adams
    4. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    5. Raghu Ram Raju
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    There is one in a book I wrote. The book is $10.00 on amazon.com. It's called The Entrepreneur's Guide to Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets & Licensing (Paperback). The application form may be a little dated, but I did indeed think it would be useful to have a completed from when I wrote the book. Good luck.

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  8. Proving abandonment of common-law trademark

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Kurt M Rylander
    2. Sanjin Mutic
    3. Jill Gilbert Welytok
    3 lawyer answers

    The relevant issue to abandonment is is intentional acts, not specific innaction as assessed by an outsider. If they are alleging infringment now, it indicates an intent to defend. Have you tried negotiating with the company? Do they make a product similar or identical to yours?