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Copyright

How much does it cost to copyright a children's short story?

The cost of registration of text based Copyright generally is between $35 and $55. Some LegalZoom memberships include Copyright registration services. If you have any legal questions, you can schedule a consultation with your provider law firm. Jeffrey Lippman's offices are located in Leesburg, Virginia. Mr. Lippman is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland, and his comments may only apply to those jurisdictions. If your question applies to a different jurisdiction you should check with an attorney in that jurisdiction. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

How do I get an artist name patten?

You will need to file an application to secure a trademark registration with USPTO (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office). However, you need to conduct research first that the name you have chosen is eligible for a trademark. I suggest you schedule a consultation with a Trademark attorney with you local Legal Zoom Provider law firm. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova’s offices are located in Pasadena, California. Viktoriya Shaykhutdinova is licensed to practice law in in the state of California and her comments may only apply to that state. If your question applies to a different state, you should check with an attorney in that state. The information is not, nor is it intended to be a legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

Trademark

Illinois do you police the internet etc. To see if someone has infringed on my trademark and also file any documents required by the uspto?

Trademarks are generally Federal. I am unclear whether you are asking if LegalZoom polices the internet or if you or others have that capability. I recommend you set up a full consultation with the LegalZoom provider law firm. Jeffrey Lippman's offices are located in Leesburg, Virginia. Mr. Lippman is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland, and his comments may only apply to those jurisdictions. If your question applies to a different jurisdiction you should check with an attorney in that jurisdiction. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

What is the cost do apply for registered trademark of a business name?

All governmental fees are listed on the Patent and Trademark Offices website. LegalZoom offers Trademark services and they also publish their fees. The LegalZoom provider firm also has Intellectual Property attorneys who can assist in a supplementary capacity or as the lead, with a discounted rate. You should explore all the options your LegalZoom membership provides. I'd encourage you to enjoy a consultation with your LegalZoom provider firm. Jeffrey Lippman's offices are located in Leesburg, Virginia. Mr. Lippman is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland, and his comments may only apply to those jurisdictions. If your question applies to a different jurisdiction you should check with an attorney in that jurisdiction. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

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Utility Patent

I have an idea for design that would be able to be used by everyone what kind of patent should I get?

Patents are very technical and specific. Ideas are not often eligible for a Patent. The invention typically needs to be new and novel technology; or a new use of technologies; and a material improvement upon existing technology. But there are several types of Patents. I recommend that you schedule a consultation with the LegalZoom provider law firms that have Patent expertise to fully discuss your idea. Jeffrey Lippman's offices are located in Leesburg, Virginia. Mr. Lippman is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland, and his comments may only apply to those jurisdictions. If your question applies to a different jurisdiction you should check with an attorney in that jurisdiction. The information is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Answering this question does not in any way constitute legal representation and any information you provide is not protected by attorney-client privilege.

I already have a utility patent and drawings drafted by a lawyer and ready to file, but i'm concerned with my lawyers level of skills. I'd like to have it reviewed by somebody else. Do you have an option for something like this?

Our non-provisional utility patent product is composed of two separate steps. Step 1 must be completed before purchasing Step 2, and the packages cannot be broken up into individual components. With the Step 1 package, a patent professional will provide an initial consultation to review your invention, answer legal questions, and provide suggestions for improvement. Also included are patent drawings drafted by a professional patent illustrator (up to 4 pages). Step 2 of our non-provisional utility patent process offers professional preparation and drafting of a non-provisional utility patent application that includes 10 claims (up to three independent claims) and five pages of specifications. You can find this service on our website, or you can feel free to call us at 888-381-8758 to speak with a representative, or chat for further assistance.