While there’s innovative product like iPhone, most new products are improved versions of old products.Continue reading “Protect Your Products with Patent”
“Everyone copies everyone”
There is often a grey area between innovation and imitation when it comes to a highly competitive industry. Nevertheless, you often hear about patent infringement lawsuits and trademark disputes.
Especially in the U.S., lawsuits and other legal disputes are a serious problem for business owners. If you once get served with a complaint, you cannot simply ignore it because your failure to respond will result in default judgment against you. And attorney’s fees that easily go around a thousand of dollars an hour will make you dizzy. As it happens, most accused companies end up settling rather than challenging the allegation of wrongdoing.Continue reading “3 Questions Before Launching a New Product”
Most clients come to me after their products reached the market. In fact, that’s when you know for sure that your product has the potential to be something. If not, why invest in registering trademark?Continue reading “When to Register Trademark?”
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It does not end with filing your application.
You’ll likely need to file necessary documents, respond to USPTO’s rejections (called Office Action), and so on. It could take months, and even after it finally gets registered, you need to keep maintaining its status.
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