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Why a Doctor May Need a Trademark Attorney

Competition is fierce in the medical industry. That’s why when you build a healthcare brand, registering your Trademark, it is more important than ever before. As a doctor, your name, slogan, or logo is not just for marketing and advertising purpos… Read More
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What Happens to an Abandoned Trademark?

You worked hard to get your business up and running, and may have spent years establishing your brand. But there may be times when you might abandon a trademark — purposely or inadvertently — or you may wish to use one that was once owned by anot… Read More
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How Long Does a Trademark Last?

After you have successfully registered the mark that makes your brand unique with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, you might be wondering: how long does a trademark last? After all, the last thing a busy entrepreneur wants to worry abou… Read More
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Can You Trademark a Sound?

For some businesses, a logo or slogan is how consumers recognize the brand. For other companies, a distinctive sound might be the way consumers identify the source of the goods or services — rather than through visual means. If a sound is what dist… Read More
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What is an Inherently Distinctive Trademark?

When you are creating the logo, slogan, design, or symbol that represents your brand, it’s essential to ensure it is inherently distinctive or can acquire distinctiveness. An inherently distinctive trademark is one that does not simply describe the… Read More
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Can You Trademark an Emoji?

Emojis have become an integral part of our everyday communications. Whether they appear in text messages, emails, or on social media, many people enjoy using them to express themselves. More and more, companies are incorporating these images into the… Read More
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What is a Trademark Filing Basis?

Protecting your trademark with federal registration is one of the most crucial things you can do to safeguard your brand’s identity and your bottom line. But when you file a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (… Read More
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NCAA March Madness Trademarks

With the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Basketball Tournament — commonly referred to as “March Madness” — in full swing, broadcasters, advertisers, and other businesses need to be cognizant that they don’t run afoul of trad… Read More
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What is the USPTO Post Registration Audit Program?

One of the requirements of a registered trademark is use in commerce. While trademarks do not expire, discontinuing use of a trademark can result in it being deemed abandoned. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)’s Post Registratio… Read More
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What is an Acceptable Trademark Specimen?

Filing a trademark application can be a complex process. In order to successfully register your mark, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) mandates that you submit a trademark specimen along with your paperwork. This is a required pa… Read More
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