I Can Copyright That? Everyday Works to Consider

I Can Copyright That? Everyday Works to Consider

In our previous article, Top 5 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Copyrights, we shared that “Copyright protection extends beyond creative works into business documents, presentations, marketing materials, and even computer code. This means many items created...
How to Protect Your IP With an NDA

How to Protect Your IP With an NDA

One of the single most important legal agreements you can use to protect your intellectual property (IP) is a non-disclosure agreement or NDA. An NDA is a contract that ensures sensitive and proprietary information is kept confidential. In the course of creating IP,...
Three Things Student Innovators Should Know About IP

Three Things Student Innovators Should Know About IP

It’s important for budding student innovators, creators, and inventors to understand how to manage intellectual property (IP) specifically as it relates to an educational setting. This is especially relevant today, as we see a growing number of educational programs...
A Step-by-Step Guide to Trademark Searching – Part 2

A Step-by-Step Guide to Trademark Searching – Part 2

If you’ve read the first article in this series on basic trademark searching and feel ready to expand your skills, read on!  This article covers more advanced searching techniques within the USPTO’s Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS).     USPTO fields     TESS...
A Step-by-Step Guide to Trademark Searching – Part 1

A Step-by-Step Guide to Trademark Searching – Part 1

You’ve come up with the perfect name or logo for your new product or service, and now want to trademark it.  How do you know that your perfect name or design isn’t already in use? The way to find out is to perform a search in the United States Patent and Trademark...