The USPTO provides ample resources to guide first-time DIY-ers through the trademark application and registration process. However, it does not give you much regarding when and how you should decide to seek expert help. Here comes a seasoned IP attorney’s take on “when should you go the DIY route.”
You will hear many patent practitioners tell you against DIY if not all. And there are many good reasons. However, if you are in a situation where you simply cannot justify spending legal fees, you should be able to file an application yourself if you have enough time. First of all, what is patent? Patent… Continue reading How to File a Patent Yourself
Patent Specification in your application is the body of your application. Your patent claims will be read in the context of the specification. Therefore, the specification should include all the information necessary to figure out what you claimed in your patent claim(s). Roughly speaking, it should be an all-inclusive manual for your invention. It’s part of the deal you’re making with the… Continue reading How to Write a Patent Application: Specification
Patent claim in your application defines your invention. And it will determine the scope of your legal rights. In other words, it will tell the others what can be done and cannot be done without infringing your patent right. Read the claims written by professionals. By the time you start drafting your application, you probably read at least a number… Continue reading How to Write a Patent Application: Claims
We have discussed the importance of trademark in “Amazon Suggests Branding for All“, and compared good and bad trademarks in “How often do you Google your trademark“. This time, we will learn about how to register a trademark.