General Legal Subjects

These articles contain content related to general legal subjects.

Take Down Notice

A take down notice is a tool used to protect intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, and copyrights). It is the procedure for requesting an internet service provider remove or disable access to illegal content uploaded without the permission of the original content creator.

Do you need a patent?

If your invention can be protected with trade secret(s), then you do not likely need a patent.
If your invention is patentable, and you want to stop others from making and selling your product, then you likely do need a patent.

How Long does it take to get a Patent?

According to the USPTO, it takes about 22 to 30 months to get patent prosecuted and issued. The current USPTO average wait time is 24 months. In other words, it usually takes 2 or more years from the time a non-provisional patent application is filed to get a patent issued.

Music Copyrights

Music copyrights are the same as other copyrights. A copyright is a type of intellectual property protection for original works of authorship. Copyrights protect original literary or artistic works such as films, novels, poems, lectures, plays, choreography, drawings, paintings, sculptures, architecture, maps, and especially songs.

Maintain a Successful Inventor’s Notebook

An inventor’s notebook or inventor’s journal is a log book used to track the progress of an invention, along with any new ideas that may arise in the process. If properly kept and organized, this can be an important piece of documentation when supporting a legal claim to the inventions described therein.

Protecting your Brand With Trademarks

Protecting your brand with trademarks is an important and helpful measure to take at the beginning of your branding process. This is because it is easier to protect a brand (or any of your original ideas) if you have a trademark, copyright, or patent before someone attempts to copy or steal it.

Protecting your Brand with Copyrights

Brand protection strategies include patents, trademarks, and copyrights. For how to protect a brand name you will need to consider trademarks. The same is true when asking – how to protect my brand and logo. For a comprehensive plan when protecting your brand you should consider patents, trademarks, and copyrights.