The Advantages and Disadvantages of Organizing Your Business as an LLC

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A limited liability company (LLC) is generally a low-cost structure many entrepreneurs utilize in an attempt to limit financial and tort liability, and assure that any problems that arise business remain company concerns, not personal ones. It’s important to understand that even the smallest of businesses have the potential to be the target of a…

6 Important Tools You Can Put into Your Employee Handbooks to Protect Your Intellectual Property

Posted Posted in Intellectual property, Uncategorized

Your company’s employee handbook is one of the most important assets surrounding the protection of your intellectual property, primarily because trade secrets are especially vulnerable to employee theft. Because employee theft of intellectual property is costly and sometimes even catastrophic to companies, it is vital that businesses have a plan in place for insider threats.…

What Business Owners Should Know About Canada’s New Trademark Laws

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Canada hasn’t revised its trademark laws since 1952, but this year, new Canadian laws will go into effect that will not only address changes in technology and the trademark needs that come with those advancements, but also will make Canada’s trademark laws more globally compatible.  Most importantly, Canada will now utilize the Madrid Protocol, a…

ECommerce: What You Need to Know About Amazon’s Brand Registry System

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We represent A LOT of ecommerce sellers and ecommerce usually involves Amazon.   Amazon recognized fairly early on that they had the power and the obligation to protect their sellers from trademark fraud in the form of counterfeit products, but also the ability to make the selling process easier and more convenient. Amazon’s solution was…

An Overview of USPTO Actions

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AN OVERVIEW OF USPTO OFFICE ACTIONS Approximately three months after the moment when you file your trademark application and pay your fee, you may receive an email advising you that an office action has been assigned to your application. An office action is the USPTO’s way of informing applicants that there is a problem (or problems) with the application.…

The 4 Benefits of Having Ongoing Trademark Counsel for Your Business

Posted Posted in Intellectual property, Trademark

If you run a business, then this probably isn’t the first time that you’ve heard about trademarks. Maybe you already have registered marks, or have run into some issues in trying to register one. Although getting your trademark registered is, theoretically, a straightforward process, there are many reasons why it is essential to have a…