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 more Trademark Rights: Common Law vs. Registration
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 more What Are the Different Types of Intellectual Property?
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 more What Are Trademarks? Why Are They Important?
Greetings! I’m very excited about the TM-I 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 that … Read more Welcome to the TM-I Blog!