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Trademark Scams Once your trademark is registered you will be subjected to companies trying to solicit your business.  Your trademark application and registration information is available in the USPTO database so these private companies, not associated with Inspired Idea Solutions, or the official government office, may send mailings or emails directly to you. They may…

International Trademark Protection Do you plan to sell in the global market?  Be sure to file for trademark protection internationally Step 1–  File in the US Step 2– Familiarize yourself with the laws between other countries and the US.  International Trade Administration and WIPO are great resources. Step 3-Hire a translation team.  Your mark is…

Importance of Trademark Monitoring      Keeping a trademark strong is an ongoing process. The trademark owner must monitor and take action when there is unauthorized use or infringement.  The sooner an issue is identified and addressed, the easier it is to resolve and it typically has less impact and cost.      If someone…

How to Mark Your Trademark The purpose of registering your trademark is to avoid confusion among consumers. Correctly identify your trademark When possible/practical, the trademark name should be followed by a trademark notice and/or symbol. See below for when to use each symbol. Another form of notice is to state specifically that you are using…

Proper Trademark Usage Use your trademark as an adjective A trademark should be used as an adjective, and whenever possible, it should be followed by a descriptive noun, a generic description of the goods. For example APPLE® computer, SHARPIE® marker, NIKE® shoes.  Many companies use the word brand after the trademark to reduce confusion and…

How are the Grand Canyon and Intellectual Property Similar- Grand Canyon Nation Park- 100 Year Anniversary! Imagine going on vacation, backpacking across raw land, and on your journey you discover a wonderful place that millions of people would want to visit. An ancestor of mine made a similar discovery. My ancestor, Edwin Dilworth Wolly, Jr….