September 19, 2019

Intellectual Property

Introduction To register a work with the U.S. Copyright Office, you generally must identify the author or authors of that work. In addition, you must identify the party that owns the copyright in the work. Ordinarily, the author is the person or persons who actually created the work you intend to register. “Works made for

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September 24, 2018

Intellectual Property

After you file an application for a federal trademark registration, you need to wait for the USPTO to begin processing. The entire process usually takes 9-12 months but can take longer if complications or “office actions” arise. This article explains the steps that an application for a federal trademark follows. USPTO Reviews Application After the

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September 18, 2017

Intellectual Property

U.S. Trademark International Classes This is a list of classes selected when applying for a trademark registration in the United States: International Classes Goods 001  Chemicals 002  Paints 003  Cosmetics and Cleaning Preparations 004  Lubricants and Fuels 005  Pharmaceuticals 006  Metal Goods 007  Machinery 008  Hand Tools 009  Electrical and Scientific Apparatus 010  Medical Apparatus

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December 2, 2016

Intellectual Property

Introduction If your business works in the entertainment industry, the oil and gas industry, or certain other industries, you may become a party to a contract involving royalties. This article highlights what they are and how they work. When a person creates a book, song, play, or painting, the creator generally owns the intellectual property

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December 2, 2016

Intellectual Property

To show that particular information is a trade secret, a firm . . . must demonstrate that it is valuable, not known to others who might profit by its use, and has been handled by means reasonably designed to maintain secrecy. – U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, IDX Systems Corp. v. Epic

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