Trademarks

News and Articles About Trademarks

Have a Brilliant Idea? How to Keep it Safe. (Infographic)

From patents to trademarks to copyrights, here is an overview of what you can legally do to protect your intellectual property.

What to Do If Someone Uses Your Trademark

The saying, 'Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery' just doesn't fly when dealing with trademarks.

Find Your Brand's Proof Points

Identify the very unique attributes of a product or service that make it special. Then solidify the positioning.

Gone in a Flash: Twitpic to Shut Down Following Dispute With Twitter

The image sharing site is closing down after Twitter requested it drop its trademark application.

Looking to Freeze Out Others, ALS Association Wants to Trademark the 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

If they succeed, the non-profit could use the registration to block other charities from capitalizing on the viral campaign.

Your Ideas Have No Value

Get over holding onto your ideas and get out there and do something with them.

A Rant, and Some Suggestions What to Do, About Patent Trolls

An entrepreneur devoted to innovation and protection of intellectual property lets loose about patent trolls and the patent system that enables them.

Attorney Confession: Those Little TM and (R) Symbols Are More Important Than I Thought

Nobody knows everything, even in their own field. This lawyer got herself into trademark difficulty that a few simple steps would have avoided.

7 Reasons Why Trademarks Are Important to Your Business

Trademarks are inexpensive to obtain and grow in value as your business grows. It is never too early to trademark your brand

Why Protecting Intellectual Property Is Crucial to Business Success on 5 Counts

An ounce of prevention can be really worth the investment.

Ikea Wants to Shut Down a Popular Blog, But Is it the Right Move?

The clash between the furniture store and the blog IKEAhackers.net underlines the difficulties of brands keeping control of their image in the Internet age.

Will My Star-Wars Themed Product Idea Get Me Sued?

Our expert discusses nuances of copyright and trademark law.

How to Triage Your Intellectual Property Needs

While this protection can rack up a bill, businesses will gain certain competitive advantages in the process.

Name That Company to Dazzling Success

Peruse some fun ideas for developing a brand moniker for a startup that will translate into business fortune.

3 Ways to Save When Registering Your Trademark

While trademark registration can be expensive for many entrepreneurs and small business owners, there are options for tamping down costs.

Whose Trademark Is It Anyway?

Our expert speaks to the nuances of trademark law.

How to Avoid Trademark Infringement

Infringing on someone else's trademark is no laughing matter. Attorney Doug Wolf offers up advice on what entrepreneurs need to know about trademark infringement.

Counteracting Copyright and Trademark Infringement Online

Take protective measures and find out how enforcement actions can provide your businesss relief.

When Entrepreneurs Should Be Concerned About Copyrighting and Trademarking

Dealing with legalities like copyright and trademarks can be a confusing (and costly) matter for entrepreneurs. Our expert attorney Doug Wolf provides some insight into this gray area.

When It Makes Sense to Hire a Patent Attorney

While patent attorneys can be costly, they can help protect your ideas and work, which can save you money down the road.

3 Routes to Register Your Business Name

Your name is your brand, so it's important to protect it. Oh, and it's the law.

Have a Burning Business Question? Ask the Expert: Doug Wolf.

Attorney Doug Wolf wants to answer your big startup questions about trademarks, copyright, due diligence and working with venture groups.

What Sochi Can Teach Us About Trademarks

When it was announced that Sochi would be the home of the 2014 Olympics, the International Olympic Committee jumped into motion, filing numerous trademark applications to protect the Olympic brand. While your startup doesn't have the global presence of the Olympics, here are some tips on how to protect your brand.

Keeping Your Intellectual Property Safe and Sound

Whether they know it or not, almost all startups possess some sort of intellectual property. Here are a few ways to protect these IP secrets.

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