What is Fair use of a Copyright?
201912.06
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What is Fair use of a Copyright?

What is Fair use of a Copyright? Fair use is a legal doctrine that promotes freedom of expression by permitting the unlicensed use of copyright-protected works in certain circumstances. Section 107 of the Copyright Act provides the statutory framework for determining whether something is a fair use and identifies certain types of uses—such as criticism, comment, news…

Today in Patent History: The Combined folding bed and cabinet-front was patented on December 5, 1893
201912.05
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Today in Patent History: The Combined folding bed and cabinet-front was patented on December 5, 1893

Inventor NIELS ODEGAARD AND GOTFRED KUHNLE, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS invented the COMBINED FOLDING BED AND CABINET-FRONT. The application was filed on September 15,1892. serial No. 445,938. (No model.) This invention relates to improvements in folding-beds and has for its object to provide a bed of this character having a cabinet or dressing-case front, which is…

Can I Check the Status of my Patent Application?
201911.11
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Can I Check the Status of my Patent Application?

Your patent attorney will keep you updated on the status of your patent application. If you are not assigned to an attorney, the following information might be helpful. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is pleased to present PAIR – Patent Application Information Retrieval System. PAIR has a private site that provides a USPTO/Internet…

Can I register my trademark to use on cannabis and other regulated products?
201909.25
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Can I register my trademark to use on cannabis and other regulated products?

Applications for trademarks used on regulated products (e.g. cannabis, drug paraphernalia, ivory, whalebone) and activities (e.g. gambling and wagering, retail stores featuring controlled substances) are subject to additional review. The USPTO may inquire about your compliance with federal law before issuing a registration. If your goods, services, or trademark violate federal law, we will issue…

What is Interstate Commerce?
201909.10
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What is Interstate Commerce?

Under Federal Law, interstate commerce is any commercial transactions or traffic that cross state boundaries or that involve more than one state. “Interstate commerce” as it relates to the sale of goods includes transporting the goods across state lines and the mark must be displayed on the goods or the packaging associated with the goods….

Let us Respond to your USPTO Office Action
201908.16
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Let us Respond to your USPTO Office Action

An office action is an official letter sent by the USPTO. In it, an examining attorney lists any legal problems with your chosen trademark, as well as with the application itself. You must resolve all legal problems in the office action before we can register your trademark. In an office action, an examining attorney may…

Do I Need a Trademark?
201904.22
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Do I Need a Trademark?

Establishing trademark rights requires that you use the trademark. You can preserve future rights to a trademark by submitting a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In general, trademark are not required by federal or state law and not every business needs a trademark. However, a registered trademarks allows you to…