Articles by Anthony M Verna III Esq.

How to Patent an Idea

How to Patent an Idea

How to patent an idea – or, more appropriately, how to take your idea and move it into a state in which you can receive a patent and protect it. A patent for an invention is the grant of a property right to the inventor, issued by the United States Patent and...

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How to Trademark a Name

How to Trademark a 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 registration of a...

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Anthony Verna Video Blog 37 – Thoughts Behind Trademark Damages

Here's a lightly-edited transcript of the video blog: Hi, I'm Anthony Verna, managing partner, Verna Law, back for another video blog: We have some thoughts on trademark damages. If you are going into federal court and you are going to be a plaintiff, here are a...

Verna Law Video Blog 36: The Trademark Modernization Act of 2020

Lightly-edited transcript of the blog entry: Hi, I'm Anthony Verna, managing partner, Verna Law. Let's talk a little bit about the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020. That's right. Congress passed a COVID spending bill and tucked in some other legislation. Congress,...

Verna Law Video Blog 35: New Higher Fees at the USPTO for 2021

Hi, I'm Anthony Verna, managing partner, Verna Law. You can see us on the web at vernalaw.com. So 2021 is coming up - Happy New Year! That's why we're dressed casually: It's the holiday season.! However, the patent and trademark office has said big changes come in...

Law and Business Podcast Episode 60 – with Polina Chtchelok – How to Define a Business vs. a Startup

Coming aboard the "Law & Business" Podcast is Polina Chtchelok. Polina is an Australian lawyer and engineer. She started her career in the energy sector, where after having lived in 5 different countries and working on various investments and projects, she saw a...