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What’s the General Timeline for a Trademark Application?

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After an initial trademark application has been filed, the total process can take between three months to one year to complete. After USPTO reviews the application, the trademark can go one of two ways: USPTO will either 1.) approve, publish, and register the trademark, or 2.) issue a series of letters explaining the grounds for […]

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Do Laws of Copyright Apply to the Internet?

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The short answer: yes. When in doubt, consider the matter to be under copyright and if you desire to use the work or portions of it, contact the copyright holder and request written permission. People often assume that internet material is free for the taking since getting to the material was free, i.e. you didn’t […]

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Trademark Attorney: Trademarking a Phrase

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Can I trademark a phrase? It is possible for a business to trademark a phrase in the same way that a product name or service name can be trademarked. The phrase will have to be used by the business for the products or services related to the business. In trademarking the phrase I would demonstrate, […]

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