You just got bad news – your trademark application got rejected. But don’t hit the panic button just yet! This article will give you insight into office actions & oppositions – the two main obstacles to getting your trademark approved – so you can figure out next steps.
You’ve probably seen these weird symbols floating around: ®, ™, and ©. But maybe you’re not sure what they mean or when to use them. Get the inside scoop on these symbols and how help you protect your creative genius.
Trademarks and copyrights are similar, but they provide different legal protections. When they overlap, though, they can give you double the protection for your creative genius. Learn how and when you can use this one-two punch.
Not all large brands who take steps to protect their trademarks are bullies! As a small business owner, you need to know what the laws are so you can understand when you’re stepping on someone else’s toes.
When large brands act as trademark bullies, it can be hard for small businesses to fight back. But here’s the story of a Black-owned business who was able to defeat a major brand that tried to cancel its trademark. It’s a classic David vs Goliath victory!
How can you protect your business ideas so that no one else can profit off of your creativity? The ONLY way to do this is to transform your ideas into intellectual property. The good thing is that it’s not hard at all! Here’s how.
There’s a lot of confusion about what qualifies as a trademark and how you get one. But let’s be clear, you don’t own a trademark JUST because you bought a domain name, got the social media handles, or filed an LLC.
When you DIY a trademark application, you can save a lot of money. But you could also be setting yourself up for a completely avoidable disaster. This is not one of the things you can learn how to do online with a little (or even a lot) of research.
Ever wondered what the trademark application process should look like if everything goes smoothly? Look no further! Here’s a real life example from Mitton Law’s own successful trademark application for its tagline.
Once your trademark is approved, you can ride off into the sunset and forget all about it until you need to check a line-stepper. Right? Actually, that’s not true at all! There are multiple things to stay on top of to keep your trademark active.