Tag Archives: intellectual property

When the USPTO speaks: One of two major types of Office Actions

There are lots of potential obstacles you can encounter during the application process of a trademark. These obstacles come in the form of Office Actions from the USPTO. Receiving an Office Action can sometimes, though not always, mean that registration is refused by the Examiner. In this post we’ll discuss one of two major reasons… Continue Reading

Choice Overload: How Do I Pick a Trademark Attorney? (Part 1)

Choice Overload: How Do I Pick a Trademark Attorney? (Part 1)

With all this talk about choosing a name, conducting a clearance search, and understanding the risks involved in trademark registration, I can only imagine how confusing it must all be for the first-time solopreneur. Some things are best left to the experts. Just like you should probably visit a mechanic to fix your car’s transmission,… Continue Reading

Why Should a Solopreneur Care About Intellectual Property?

Why Should a Solopreneur Care About Intellectual Property?

“I’m a Small Business. Why should I worry about intellectual property?” It’s a question I am asked often, especially because many of my clients are solopreneurs, startups, and small businesses. A common school of thought is if a brand hasn’t reached the level of global success that say, Coca-Cola or BMW has, there is no… Continue Reading