November 10, 2017

The First Day Post-Registration

1. Using the Federal Registration Symbol ®

While common law trademarks and trademarks for federal application may lawfully only use the TM symbol, federally registered trademarks can and should be displayed with the registered symbol shown...

September 7, 2017

Registerability
Under US Trademark Law, trademarks are considered “source identifiers” and as such should identify the source of the goods/services but not the nature of the goods/services. Terms which identify the nature of the goods/services by describing the goods/s...

August 31, 2017

When you're building a business and a brand, marketing is everything. Business owners invest a notable portion of their capital in marketing with the sole aim of spreading their business name far and wide. The more notorious the brand, the larger the customer base and...

May 30, 2017

GibsonLaw participated in the International Trademark Association’s 139th Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain. The firm’s aim was to further expertise through continuing legal education sessions while expanding its network of foreign associates in order to provide the m...

May 16, 2016

"Choosing a business name is an important step in the business planning process. Not only should you pick a name that reflects your brand identity, but you also need to ensure it is properly registered and protected for the long term. You should also give a thought to...

December 14, 2015

September 7, 2015

 

 

 

For authors seeking to acquire trademark protection of their literary titles, navigating the application and prosecution with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) can be quite difficult. The essential purpose of a trademark is to serve as a source ide...

August 25, 2015

Many new business owners make the costly mistake of putting the cart before the horse, meaning that after creating a business name and/or logo, they invest in pricey marketing materials, websites and advertising strategies BEFORE consulting a trademark attorney.  An as...

August 24, 2015

Intellectual Property protection for musicians is essential. While a musician's creations are protected by common law, filing for copyright registration provides serval additional advantages, including public notice of ownership and legal evidence of ownership as well...

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