Monthly Archives: April 2019

IP In Business – Part 5: Trade Secrets

Your business may have knowledge that is extremely important to it, that you wouldn’t want competitors to know. This information might include information about the actual costs of making your products, supplier information, customer lists, lists of potential sales leads, and the like. Your product may contain a formulation or combination of qualities that makes it unique. All of these types of information might fall under trade secret protection. A trade secret, as defined by [...]

By |2020-02-12T19:06:40-06:00April 16th, 2019|Intellectual Property, Zach Smolinski|

IP in Business – Part 4: Trademarks

Trademark protection applies to any “word, name, symbol, or device” used in commerce. The use is right there in the name: it’s a mark used in trade. Generally, trademarks to indicate the source of a good or service. Trademarks can be used without registering them, but marks that are important for a business should be researched and registered. Trademark research consists of searching for previous usage of the mark in commerce. Because trademark registration can [...]

By |2020-02-12T19:07:03-06:00April 9th, 2019|Intellectual Property, Nelson Rosario|

IP In Business – Part 3: Copyrights

According to the U.S. Code, copyright protection applies to “original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression.” This means that almost any writing, sound recording, film, or photograph will be protected by copyright if there is any creativity whatsoever in its creation. Copyright protection exists as soon as a work is created, with no additional work necessary from the creator or owner. If the work has business importance, though, it is often [...]

By |2020-02-12T19:06:40-06:00April 2nd, 2019|Intellectual Property, Zach Smolinski|