When it comes to protecting valuable company information, the greatest obstacle is often the business owner’s failure to establish and follow best practices in safeguarding trade secrets and confidential information. Get it in writing!
Clients and marketing professionals are often confused as to the difference between registration of a domain name and registering a trademark or service mark. Domains names are not trademarks. A domain is nothing more than an Internet address, much like the street address where you live. Domain names do not afford protection against use of the domain name for competitive products or services unless separate trademark rights are established and registered.
A registered trademark is vital to protecting your brand in today’s online global market place. Before filing for a registered trademark, review your proposed trademark to see whether it will even qualify for legal protection and approval as a registered trademark. When selecting a trademark to marry to your brand values and message, it’s important to know where a proposed brand name lands on the continuum of legal protection.
For most people, finding and hiring the right attorney can be daunting. When it comes to identifying a trusted trademark lawyer to guide your brand in the global marketplace, the task can be even more daunting, and the wrong choice can be costly. In Part 1 of two parts, we explore the first five things you need to know.
Are you an owner of a business with a partner that’s heading for the exit door? Does your company have intellectual property that’s being sold or licensed? Did your company issue stock options that need to be valued? Are you a business owner going through a divorce? Are you involved in a lawsuit over an infringement of a patent, trademark, or copyright? Answer “yes” to just one of these questions, and you are likely to need to call in the services of a business valuation expert.
President Obama attended the Clinton Global Initiative recently in New York speaking to the audience on the troubling issue of human trafficking, a politically-correct word for modern-day slavery. Obama announced administration support to strengthen efforts to assist victims and a focus on acknowledging that human trafficking is being ignored in the U.S. Consumers of fake …
In a rush of excitement to launch a new product or business, it’s easy to forget that selection of a trademark is not the same as naming a baby. It’s easy to understand why you can’t choose a famous trademark like TIFFANY or TIFFANY BLUE. The selection of a great trademark requires investigation, including a federal trademark search. Begin with Step 1 SELECT, of the Brandaide 3-step trademark process.