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A small business may wish to trademark any design, phrase, or word that identifies what it offers or what differentiates it from others.
Trademarks ensure that your products or services are distinct and identifiable. Registration costs range from $50 to $325. Learn how much you may need to spend.
Trademark can be confused with copyright. As we have explained in recent blogs, a copyright protects works that one creates. A trademark is a word, group of words, symbol or logo a person or company u
The 9th Circuit has taken a another look at trademark law in the Internet era and determined that the use of a competitors name in Googles Adwords does not constitute trademark infringement.In Network Automation, Inc. v. Advanced Systems, 10-55840 (9th Cir. 2011), Advanced Sy...
Art has long been
romanticized as a virtuous pursuit by individuals creating works for the
betterment of culture and society. German artist Martin Kippenberger
said that, "Entertainment and art are not isolated. Entertainment is in
art like color in pictures." Entertainment i...
Training: employees are trained to perform in a certain way, the way
the employer wants it done. Contractors use their own methods and
receive no training from the employer who is purchasing their services.
I touched on this a bit in my last guide (part one) where I explained t...
Internet Search The first step to finding out if someone is using the proposed name of your winery is to search on Google. Generally, I search the name and wine together in the search bar. Search th
The PA Department of State Corporation Bureau requires Decennial Filings every ten years in years ending in the numeral "1" (as in 2011, 2021, 2031, etc.) to identify business names or marks that are no longer in use so that they may be reissued and placed back into the stream of commerce.
Do you know what acetylsalicylic acid is? How about an easier one: whats a vacuum flask? The first was Bayers common name for aspirin, the latter was the generic term that Thermos attempted to use for its thermoses. We dont even have another word for those, do we? How about some...
Register the Domain Name in All Three Main Top-Level Domains Registering the domain name in all three main top-level domains (and any other top-level domains which may provide value) which all direct
Differences Between Trade Name and Trademark
Trade Name is also called a Fictitious Business Name (FBN) or Doing Business As (DBA)
A "trade name" is a name an owner uses to identify his/her business while a "trademark" is used to identify a good or service a business provides. A...
Are you considering forming a Limited Liability Company (called an LLC) for your business in Texas? First, discuss the tax advantages and disadvantages with your accountant. If the LLC is right for