Category Archives: Trademarks, Copyrights & Trade Secrets

A Guide to Patents

A GUIDE TO PATENTS This guide is intended to explain the “basics” of obtaining a federal patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Although Miller, Turetsky, Rule & McLennan practices intellectual property law, we limit our practice to … Continue reading

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Copyright Protection

COPYRIGHTS This guide is intended to explain the “basics” of copyright registration and protection. Ordinarily it takes three to six months to obtain a registration from the Copyright Office.  However, the Copyright Office does offer an expedited procedure for the … Continue reading

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State Trademark and Service Mark Protection

STATE TRADEMARK AND SERVICE MARK PROTECTION This article is intended to explain the “basics” of state trade and/or service mark registration and protection. TRADEMARK OR SERVICE MARK LIFE A state registration is effective for a term of five years from … Continue reading

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Federal Trade and Service Marks

FEDERAL TRADEMARK OR SERVICE MARK BASICS A trade or service mark is an arbitrary sign or symbol which maintains goodwill when it accompanies products or services as the case may be.  A trademark or service mark must be applied directly … Continue reading

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