Types of Trademarks

Recently, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear a case in which Jack Daniel’s sued a dog toy company for trademark infringement. The case presents the Supreme Court with an interesting question regarding the intersection between free speech and trademark law. It also highlights how important trademarks are for businesses throughout America. Trademarks can be valuable assets for...

How to Register a Trademark

As a Florida business owner, you may not realize that your intellectual property (IP), or the ideas behind your business, can be as valuable as your business itself. Obtaining a trademark to protect some of your intellectual property can prevent others from stealing your ideas and profiting from them. That said, whether you are a new or experienced entrepreneur,...

How to Protect Intellectual Property

When you run a business, you orchestrate many moving parts that work toward a common goal. But your company is more than a collection of bookshelves and office space. What makes your business unique is its proprietary way of baking a cookie, meeting customers’ needs, or providing goods and services.  Like most business owners, you may take things like...

can cbd be trademarked

CBD is in high demand for health and wellness due to its therapeutic effects. The industry is expected to generate revenues of $22.05 billion by 2030. If you are considering starting a CBD business, you face a minefield of state and federal restrictions. A lawyer experienced with intellectual property laws can help you protect your brand despite the challenges....

are trade secrets protected in court

Most companies have trade secrets that they use for their business advantage. A trade secret is critical to a business’s value and competitiveness, whether a recipe, formula, process, or algorithm. A business needs to keep its trade secrets secure to remain competitive. What happens if someone gets their hands on a trade secret and starts using it? Are trade...

Intellectual property violation

Your business’s intellectual property (IP) can be its most valuable asset. Customers buy your patented gadget because it is one of a kind. Buyers look for your trademarked logo because they trust your products to be high quality. Or maybe you create books or music or video games, in which case your copyrights are vital to your financial success....

Trade Secret Misappropriation

A trade secret is a form of intellectual property. As the name implies, it is ‘secret’ information that gives a business a competitive advantage. Trade secrets can come in a wide range of different forms. Some of the most common examples include formulas, practices, designs, patterns, processes, commercial methods, and any combination of the above. Trade secrets are protected...

What constitutes patent infringement

According to the most recent data published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), there are more than 600,000 patent applications filed every year. For many businesses in Florida, patents are a key part of their overall assets. When patent rights are infringed upon, it can cause tremendous financial damage to the business — companies need to...

Just because an image is on Google doesn’t mean you can use it on your website or in other marketing materials You need images for your website and other projects, such as brochures, reports, presentations, social media and so on. But original and even stock photography can be expensive. If you’re tempted to just download what you need from...