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What information is made public when you get a trademark?

You decided to get a trademark, but there was something you didn't ask. Would your personal information become public by creating this record? Who else can access the trademark's information and your own?

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reported that any personal information that you use when applying for a trademark will be made public. The application for a trademark is of public record, which means that anyone in the public can search for and find the information you include in the request.

SnapLight settles case with Urban Outfitters, Kim Kardashian West

A business's property is often protected by patents or other measures. This is because losing the ability to sell a particular product or to protect ideas could end up ruining a business's sales completely. If a competitor gets a hold of an important piece of information, it could even result in the business shutting down.

A business involved in this case has argued that it is suffering as a result of patent infringement. The case was set to go to court, but thanks to a settlement, it will no longer have to do so.

Protect your vision with a provisional patent

People think of new devices and inventions all the time; however, many do not act on them. For those who do, it is important to protect intellectual property

A provisional patent is one means to do so from the beginning. There are a few important aspects to understand about this type of patent:

A good trademark makes a difference for your company

Trademarks are important for businesses for a number of reasons. Trademarks are a way of representing brands, which helps you communicate quickly to others what your business is or does. These helpful communication tools immediately convey information like your company's reputation, services and products.

Trademarks are important because they help customers find you. The brand itself is what someone looks for. For example, Twitter is a platform branded with a blue bird. When you see the logo, you instantly recognize the brand and trademark.

Provisional patents can help you protect your inventions

You've been working on your invention for years. No one else has produced anything like it, and you want to make sure you get an application in for a patent as soon as you can. Your prototypes aren't finalized, but you have a good idea about how everything should work. What can you do?

One idea is to obtain a provisional application. It allows you to apply for a patent early on, even if you're not ready for the official patent to go through.

Protecting your startup with a simple strategy

If you're working on a new business, the worst thing that could happen is for someone to steal all your ideas and hard work. It has happened in the past, and it could happen to you if you're not careful.

The fortunate thing is that there are many ways to protect your startup ideas from falling into the wrong hands. Here are a few things to remember to make sure you run the company you love without unnecessary competition.

Protecting your fashion: What to know about the law

You create fashion because you love to make new designs and trends. What you don't love is when something you've made suddenly hits the market from unknown brands who stole your trendy ideas.

The problem with fashion is that it's not always easy to protect what you create. While there are options out there for inventions and new recipes, the options available for fashion and clothing are limited. These sometimes-functional items are actually fairly difficult to protect.

Why you should patent your app

Living in the Aliso Viejo area has you dreaming of becoming one of the world’s most aspiring entrepreneurs. Every day, you hear about people who created apps for the simplest things and are amazed at how profitable their ideas have become. If you are in the process of creating an app, you should consider getting a patent on it. Though you might feel confident about your invention, there are some challenges you might encounter along the way. 

Without a patent, someone else could take credit for your app and cause you to miss out on the fame and profits that come with it. Here is a brief overview of the importance of getting a patent for your app

The Commodores win their trademark infringement case

Nothing lasts forever, as the band The Commodores has found out. They had some huge hits in the 1970's and 1980's. However, the band has since fallen apart and now various members have begun suing each other over the rights to their name.

The case that was recently settled, decades after the band's heyday, involves Thomas McClary. He was one of the original members of the group, though he hasn't been with The Commodores since 1984.

What's the difference between trademarks and business names?

If you own or want to own a business, it's important for you to learn certain terminology. For example, do you know the difference between a trademark and business name?

A business name is pretty simple. When you go to the Secretary of State to register your business, he or she will check the name against other registries in the state to make sure the name isn't taken. If it is, you'll need to come up with another name. If not, you'll get to use it. Sometimes, if your name is too similar to another person's business name, you'll have to adjust it.

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