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Bruce E. Burdick

Bruce Burdick’s Legal Guides

144 total


  • Can I Combine Brand Name Products into a Kit To Sell Without Permission of the Brand Owners?

    This a very risky and tricky process. It can be done but a number of steps must occur to do it. Even if you follow the steps, you may have problems due to aspects unique to your situation. So, you nee

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  • How Do I Patent A Business Method.

    Business method patents are very hard---and often impossible---to get. Here are some tips to keep in mind. 1. You will need a registered patent attorney. Patent attorneys can be very clever in framing

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  • How Do I File A Patent Application

    You need to use a registered patent attorney. Here is how you can find one. 1. Search the USPTO Attorney/Agent Roster Search the official roster of registered patent attorneys at https://oedci.uspto.g

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  • What should I offer as a royalty rate for a celebrity license?"

    You don't ask, they set the rate & you negotiate (to try to lower it.) Here is why and what is typical. Let them tell you their rate Most licensors don't care what you offer, they have set rates. They

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  • Tips on Registering Foreign Brands in the US

    The law varies from registration based to use based and that raises various issues.

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  • I revealed secrets of my current employer to a competitor. Should I cover my tracks? Help!

    Misappropriation. Spoliation. Destruction. Preservation. Segregation. Retaliation. Reputation. Litigation. This activity generates serious concerns of all of them. Let's discuss.

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  • Can I handle a trademark conflict without a lawyer?

    guides toaffordability illy and need for a lawyer in different types of conflict proceedingson trademarks.

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  • foreign copyright infringement

    What can be done if you are infringed by a foreigner? Some key considerations are discussed.

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  • My Product on Amazon was pulled as counterfeit. Help!

    A counterfeiter can wreak widespread havoc. US companies are fighting back with DMCA take down notices, CDLs (cease and desist letters), ICE blocks (Customs seizures), and lawsuits

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  • How do I protect my big website idea from being stolen?

    Create, Clear, Confirm, Capitalize

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