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TRADEMARKS

Secure the exclusive rights to your business name, logo, slogan, and unique product names. These are your trademarks, and registering your trademarks can help ensure no one steals them.
Article: Intellectual Property 101 - Trademarks in a nut-shell

Vetting your Trademarks: Prior to registration, it is important to ensure that your trademarks are not confusingly similar to any existing trademarks — especially with businesses that provide similar goods or services to you. Conflicting trademarks can cause issues with your trademark application or may lead to legal disputes in the future. We recommend professional assistance to properly vet your trademark.
Article: How do I vet my trademark?

Registering your Trademarks: A trademark can be registered through the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO.gov), and it is advisable to have professional assistance with the application.
Article: What happens after trademark applications are filed?

 
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COPYRIGHTS

Secure the exclusive rights to your creative works, such as images, writings, songs, or videos. You can register single works, or multiple unpublished works with one application. 

Article: Intellectual Property 101 - Copyrights in a nut-shell

Registering Your Copyrights: Copyright registrations can be filed online at the US Copyright Office. Professional services are available if you need assistance. 

 
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PATENTS

Secure the exclusive rights to your inventions, including utility and design patents. 

Article: Intellectual Property 101 - Patents in a nut-shell

Registering your Patent: You must register your patent with the United States Patent Office in order to obtain exclusive rights to your invention. You will likely need professional assistance with the process. 

 
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TRADE SECRETS

Article: Intellectual Property 101 - Trade secrets in a nut-shell

Protect your valuable confidential information such as secret recipes, customer contact lists, and internal processes. 

Protect your Trade Secrets: There is no registration for trade secrets. To protect this intellectual property, you must keep them a secret. This can include keeping your trade secrets secure, sharing only on an “as-needed” basis, and using non disclosure agreements when the information is shared. 

 

This guide is for informational purposes only and is not legal advice. Please contact us for professional assistance.