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Copyright

Do I need to pay for a copyright on every blog that I post, or are my blogs protected under 1 single copyright?

The fact is you can do either. It would be very cumbersome and expensive to register every blog. Most blog authors rely on a Common Law Copyright. You also periodically Copyright a compendium. To discuss this more fully, please schedule a consultation with your 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.

Can canadian businesses do their copyright registration on this site?

The short answer is yes, country of origin is not a bar to applying for and receiving a registered Copyright. To discuss the details of this issue, I recommend you schedule a consultation with your 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.

Trademark

I came up with an idea for the company I work for and I also have an original drawing to go with the idea, do I need to get a patent on this? This is an original idea and picture

Generally speaking, Patents do not apply to drawings. That may differ based on the detail, but Copyrights generally protect drawings. I'd recommend you schedule a consultation with the LegalZoom provider firm Intellectual Property attorneys. 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 about a trademark for a preformer. His name and slogan for his music business?

The types of Marks you reference (Stage name, Slogan, Logos) are all potentially Trademark protected. Songs themselves are typically protected by Copyright. To discuss this more fully, I encourage you to schedule a consultation with your 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.

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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.