TRADEMARK ARTICLES

ViaTechMD: A Client Success Story

Preterm Birth: A Growing Global Healthcare Crisis Every now and then, an invention comes along that promises to be life-changing, and in some cases, life-saving. Booth Udall Fuller has the opportunity to work with a patent client on such an…

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Federal Trademark Scam Warning

FEDERAL TRADEMARK SCAM WARNING: 3 THINGS TO DO By Pacer K. Udall December 5, 2019 When a federal trademark application is filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the filing receipt confirmation gives the following warning: Warning…

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The Federal Trademark Application Process

A federal trademark application can be electronically filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as one of two types: a) a “Bona Fide Intent-To-Use” application; or b) an “In-Use” application. To file as an In-Use application, the…

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How does a Trademark Examiner Decide to Grant a Trademark?

The initial test applied by an Examining Attorney when evaluating a proposed trademark for registration is whether the proposed trademark is so similar to a previously registered trademark that a “likelihood of consumer confusion” exists. In making this determination, the…

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Why does Choosing a Good Trademark Matter?

Trademarks are the form of intellectual property that differentiates one company identity from another to customers. A well-established brand engenders customer awareness, loyalty, goodwill association and perceived quality. In the present market of endless “similar” products and services, company trademarks…

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How to Enforce Your IP Rights in China

Before taking any legal actions to enforce your intellectual property (IP) rights in China, you should obtain China IP rights because any judgment obtained through a U.S. court on your U.S. IP rights is difficult, if not impossible, to collect…

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Clearly Crafted Contracts Can Save Time and Money in the Long Run

Many entrepreneurs think that a verbal agreement will suffice. However, not having a written contract, or a poorly written contract, may very well lead to disputes between the parties and it likely to be costly down the line. Costs associated with…

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Proactive Trademark Practices for Companies – Part 8 Intersection with Copyright

Intersection with Copyright Symbol or Logo trademarks may constitute graphic works of authorship under copyright law eligible for federal copyright protection, so long as they contain original authorship and are not just familiar symbols, designs, or shapes.

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United States Patent 6,964,075

6,964,075 Carpet trimmer and tucker Issued: November 15, 2005 Assignee:  Quick Tuck, LLC (Mesa, AZ) Inventors:  Iannacone, Jr.; Charles P. (Gilbert, AZ) Abstract:  A bi-directional carpet trimmer and tucker tool has recesses receiving blades in a generally horizontal or slightly…

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United States Patent 7,304,237

7,304,237 Horizontal and vertical slide-mountable electrical device cover Issued:  December 4, 2007 Assignee:  TayMac Corporation (Gilbert, AZ) Inventors:  Shotey; Michael J. (Las Vegas, NV), Shotey; Marcus J. (Scottsdale, AZ), Jolley; Lincoln (West Jordan, UT), Baldwin; Jeffrey P. (Phoenix, AZ), Hagen;…

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