What is interstate commerce?
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What is interstate commerce?

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…

REQUIREMENTS FOR JOINT INVENTORSHIP
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REQUIREMENTS FOR JOINT INVENTORSHIP

The inventive entity for a particular application is based on some contribution to at least one of the claims made by each of the named inventors. Inventors may apply for a patent jointly even though (1) they did not physically work together or at the same time, (2) each did not make the same type…

What is a Non-Disclosure Agreement?
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What is a Non-Disclosure Agreement?

Non-Disclosure agreements are commonly referred to as confidentiality or assignment agreements. These are legally binding agreements that establishes a confidential relationship. Disclosing and/or receiving parties sign the agreement and agree that confidential information that is shared will not be made available to others.

WHAT IS A PROVISIONAL PATENT APPLICATION?
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WHAT IS A PROVISIONAL PATENT APPLICATION?

Provisional Patent Application Forms A provisional patent application allows you to file without a formal patent claim, oath or declaration, or any information disclosure (prior art) statement. Since June 8, 1995, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has offered inventors the option of filing a provisional application for patent which was designed to…

TRADEMARK SCOPE OF PROTECTION
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TRADEMARK SCOPE OF PROTECTION

TRADEMARK SCOPE OF PROTECTION A trademark is always connected to the specific goods or services sold to customers with that trademark. You can’t register a word, phrase, symbol, or design as a trademark without specifically identifying the goods or services being used. Your trademark isn’t limited to one good or service. It can be used with…

SHOULD I FILE A PROVISIONAL PATENT APPLICATION?
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SHOULD I FILE A PROVISIONAL PATENT APPLICATION?

FEATURES Provides simplified filing with a lower initial investment with 12 months to assess the invention’s commercial potential before committing to higher cost of filing and prosecuting a nonprovisional application for patent. Establishes official United States patent application filing date for the invention. Permits authorized use of “Patent Pending” notice for 12 months in connection…

5 WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
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5 WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Trademark your business or product name – Intellectual property includes artistic and musical works, designs, images, literature and software. These help develop brand recognition and customer trust in a specific industry. Avoid copying other brands – The United States Patent and Trademark office refers to copying as “likelihood of confusion.” This exists if your trademark…