The Supplemental Trademark Register

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According to Trademark law, marks that are not eligible for registration on the Principle Trademark Register, but are capable of distinguishing an applicant’s goods or services, may be registered on the Supplemental Register (TMEP §§815).  Most small business owners and … Continue reading

Trademark Applications: Currently Used in Commerce: 1(a) vs. Intent to Use: 1(b)

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Under the United States Trademark laws, there are two different types of trademark applications available for trademark registration. The first is referred to as a 1(a) or currently in use in commerce application. The other is a 1(b) or intent … Continue reading

Is a Designated Agent to accept Copyright Infringement Necessary for my site?

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Most companies that start a website do not think about the potential liability issues that come with starting a website. There is lots of potential for both trademark and copyright infringement on websites, especially when there will be user posted … Continue reading