For the next few weeks I will be doing a blog series on some of the key elements of United States employment law and how they differ from European employment law. This blog series is meant to familiarize Europeans (and… Continue Reading
™? ®? ℠? ©? Ever wonder what all those brand name symbols mean? Here is the simple lowdown. The ® indicates that a trademark is registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). It should only be used… Continue Reading
It is important to use your trademarks properly. Improper use can lead to loss of trademark protection. The first and easiest step in proper use is to always use the correct identifying symbol after your trademark. If the trademark is… Continue Reading
The battle to protect your trademark does not end with federal trademark registration. Once registered, you have to be vigilant about protecting the trademark from misuse, or risk losing the trademark’s protected status. The better the brand name, the easier… Continue Reading
Federal trademark registration is not required to establish rights in a brand name. So why bother? In short, because registering a brand name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) affords it many advantages, and considering how valuable brand… Continue Reading
For the next few weeks I will be reviving a series I did several years ago on some trademark basics and common issues. This series is meant to familiarize business owners with the basics of US trademark law and the… Continue Reading
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