Tag Archive: intellectual property

May
24

Securing a Domain Name Before you Apply for a Trademark

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We’ve already discussed the importance of seeking Federal trademark registration for your business name. Once you’ve come up with a great name for your new business, you must perform a thorough search to ensure you can use and protect that name before applying for a trademark. There is however, one very important step you should …

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Apr
28

Who Owns Intellectual Property – Employee or Employer?

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When an employee leaves your company, it’s important to know who is the owner of any intellectual property that employee created while working for you. The general rule is that an individual owns the rights to anything they have created, regardless of whether they were employed by someone else at the time. There are however, two …

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Mar
07

Federal Trademark Registration

Trademarks are an important tool for protecting your company’s reputation and making sure imposters aren’t trading off the success and goodwill of your business. You can apply to register a trademark to protect any word, name, symbol or device if it’s unique and used to distinguish your goods from those of another seller or service …

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