Intellectual Property

Protect your work from copycats. Learn the difference between trademarks, copyrights, and patents so you can safeguard your intellectual property.

How Long Does It Take to Register a Trademark?

Once you have a name, slogan, logo, or phrase for your product or service, file a trademark application as soon as possible, as it often takes a year…

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What Is a Trademark Auction?

Trademarks are valuable intellectual property but finding a buyer for your mark can be tricky. Auctions are a great tool for finding buyers but…

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When Do I Need a Trademark Lawyer?

You can apply for a registered trademark on your own, but the expense of hiring a trained and licensed trademark lawyer may outweigh the potential…

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How to Purchase an Existing Trademark

Need a trademark ASAP? Consider buying an existing one. But before you get your wallet out, make sure you understand how to decide if it's right for…

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What the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act Means for Small Businesses

If you are a small business creator with copyrighted works, the CASE Act provide you with a new tool to safeguard your intellectual property.

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An Overview of Intellectual Property Rights

Whether you want to protect your own work or stay on the right side of the law when using someone else's work, here is a rundown on the different…

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Securing Copyright Protection: The Importance of Doing Your Research

If you want to apply for copyright protection, you need to conduct a copyright search. This article explains how you should conduct a search if you…

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Avoid Rejection: 5 Mistakes That Could Work Against Your Trademark Application

Trademark applications can be complicated. Learn about common application mistakes to ensure that your application is approved.

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Should Your Nonprofit Register a Trademark?

Registering a nonprofit trademark might seem unnecessary. It is easy to assume that having a common law trademark will protect your brand. But this…

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The Importance of Trademark Protection

If you are not already thinking about trademark protection for your business, you should be. If you have been neglecting this aspect of your business…

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