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Can I “Trademark My Name”?

Yes, you can “trademark your name.”  But, first, what does it mean to “trademark my name”? If your business name, phrase, slogan, tagline, product name is being used to identify goods or services with your business, then it is a trademark. The...

Why is a Trademark Search Necessary?

A trademark search is necessary for due diligence purposes. Potential Plaintiffs A trademark search shows possible plaintiffs.  Does your business’ trademark cause a likelihood of confusion with other trademarks that are already registered or in use?  It is...

What is Copyright Infringement?

Copyright Infringement is the taking of rights that a copyright owner has without permission: Right to create copies of a work Right to sell copies of a work Right to publicly perform the work Right to license the work Right to create derivative works of the original...