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The Importance of Trademark Due Diligence

It goes without saying that most entrepreneurs would never consider buying an existing business without first conducting the proper due diligence on it and its present owners. The idea is to try to uncover those more latent...more

USPTO Trademark Office Actions

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reviews each trademark application that is filed in the United States. The USPTO often issues what are known as “office actions” to applicants that describe the legal...more

Understanding Trade Dress

Businesses work hard to develop the visual appearance of their products so that the product is easily recognizable and associated with the good will of the product and company. Visual appearance, like written words or...more

Understanding Trade Secrets

Trade secrets are confidential and specialized pieces of information that are unique to the business and important to its profitability. As such, the law provides special protections for trade secrets....more

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