Trademark Rights: Common Law vs. Registration

Trademark Rights

In a previous post, I explained what trademarks are, and their importance to businesses.  But how does one go about getting the trademark rights?  Is there a form you have to fill out?  Do you have to know a guy?  In this post, I will briefly go over trademarks that are based in common law, and those that … Read moreTrademark Rights: Common Law vs. Registration

What Are the Different Types of Intellectual Property?

Intellectual Property

Most people have never consulted with an intellectual property attorney, but still understand the most basic principle of “IP”: that creations or inventions are owned like you might own a house or a baseball card collection.  The terms “copyright,” “patent,” and “trademark” protect different kinds of intellectual property.  Each week I see examples of writers for respectable publications using these … Read moreWhat Are the Different Types of Intellectual Property?

What Are Trademarks? Why Are They Important?

Trademarks

The most common question about trademarks is probably also the most basic: what are they?  The “impress your friends” answer to that question is that trademarks are typically a word (or words), phrase, logo, or symbol used in connection with the advertisement or sale of goods or services, and acts as an indicator of the source of those goods … Read moreWhat Are Trademarks? Why Are They Important?

Welcome to the I Register Trademarks Blog!

Greetings!  I’m very excited about the I Register Trademarks Blog, so without further ado, here are the basics! The purpose for this blog is simple: to provide some basic information about trademark law and other kinds of intellectual property.  Although an initial consultation is free, many people prefer to do some Internet research prior to making … Read moreWelcome to the I Register Trademarks Blog!