Category: Trademark

USPTO Begins Implementing TM Modernization Act

Tuesday | December 28, 2021By Shane Skwarek

USPTO regulations implementing two new procedures for challenging registered marks, as well as other provisions of the Trademark Modernization Act (TMA), went into effect on December 18, 2021. Generally, the new procedures enable streamlined challenges to registrations for non-use within…

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Tesla’s Lasers on Vehicle Patent

Tuesday | March 30, 2021By Shane Skwarekfiling patent applicationpatent applicationpatent attorneypatent claimpatent draftingpatent eligibilitypatent lawpatent lawyerpatent officepatent pendingPatent Protection

In May of 2019, Tesla filed a patent application for “Pulsed Laser Cleaning of Debris Accumulated on Glass Articles in Vehicles and Photovoltaic Assemblies.” Instead of using conventional windshield wipers, Tesla envisioned a system to clean debris from any glass…

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How to Protect your Trademark

Monday | March 22, 2021By Shane Skwarektrademarktrademark applicationtrademark registration

Trademarks are powerful marketing tools that can help a potential customer not only to recall the associated brand but also to affiliate the words of the trademark with that brand. You may want to trademark a phrase to control how…

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Trademarks vs. Copyrights for Startups

Thursday | March 18, 2021By Shane Skwarekip attorneytrademarktrademark applicationtrademark registration

Intellectual property law includes patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets and is an important consideration for any new business. This article will address trademarks and copyrights, but the law firm of TraskBritt can assist with any intellectual property law needs.…

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Service Marks

Wednesday | March 10, 2021By Shane Skwarekintellectual propertyservice marktrademarktrademark applicationtrademark registration

What is a Service Mark? Under US trademark law, a service mark is a type of trademark and is a form of intellectual property. Under Intellectual Property (IP) law, a service mark (or trademark) is a word, name, phrase, symbol,…

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How Many Goods Should I Select in a Trademark Application

Monday | August 17, 2020By Shane Skwarektrademarktrademark applicationtrademark registration

As you continue to use a particular name or brand name related to your products or services, you should consider filing for a federal trademark with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) to establish nationwide ownership of your…

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What is a Trademark Notice of Publication?

Wednesday | July 1, 2020By Shane Skwarektrademarktrademark applicationtrademark registration

Receiving a Notice of Publication for a trademark application sounds innocuous enough, but this notice carries important information that allows members of the public, for example, a competitor, that may seek to derail the registration of the applicant’s mark.  Once…

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I’m launching a new business soon. Should I file for a trademark before I do?

Sunday | November 10, 2019By Shane Skwarekintellectual propertytrademark applicationtrademark attorneytrademark registration

Protecting your startup’s brand is an easy and effective task to check off of your startup to-do list. A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, design, color or scent that identifies a source of goods and/or services. Generally, a company…

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