Who wants to go to the expense and time to file for a federal trademark registration for a new brand name and then get totally shot down, rejected? Many first time business owners use filing services such as Legal Zoom.
Brands that are memorable and enduring don’t just happen. They take planning, thought, execution and maintenance. Brands that speak to customers rest on three legs–Create. Build. Protect. Each is separate, yet interrelated and equally important.
Trademark a hashtag? Yes, it is possible. Is your brand @Twitter or @Facebook? Do you have a slogan or brand name being used as #hashtag? Then it may be time consider how to trademark a hashtag.
We are happy to announce that INTA was a fruitful conference and that we accomplish our goals, we were able to meet with people from Belize, Saudi Arabia, India, Asia, Africa, United States, Europe and even with our Latin America Colleagues.
The database contains information of over 60 Intellectual Property offices and allows quick and easy sorting of products and services for the issuing of Distinctive Sign applications. Users can easily identify over 70,000 terms and expressions for various products and services.
The company Asia Focus was convicted in 1998 for using the words "playboy" and "playmate", so that when they were typed into a search engine on the Internet, those words suggested their website.
Having a regional practice on Intellectual Property makes our firm specially sensitive to changes and differences on each country’s IP regulation. Little differences in formalitiesoften turn into huge differences in time and expenses.
Under the Madrid Protocol, filing for an international trademark application is made a piece of cake. A single application can be filed for two or more countries if members of the Madrid Protocol.
Recently, the US, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, Malaysia, Australia and New Zeeland have reached an agreement of what could be the biggest Free Trade Agreement in the history of the World: the Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”).
You can register your name as a trademark in sports. In Latin America there are legal mechanisms that allows you to register your name, a dance or that special something that identifies you from others nationally or even internationally.