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  • Should You Register Your Trademarks? Benefits Registered Trademark Owners Receive When Protecting Their Brands

    A trademark is a word, symbol, phrase—or almost anything—that represents your company to potential customers. It may be the first thing that a potential customer or client sees when they interact with your business and will likely be the go-to thing that a potential customer or client thinks about when they think of your business. This means that trademark protection is essential for the long-term health of a business.

  • When a Startup’s Name Leads to Litigation
      by HG.org

    Many that start new businesses may not be aware that there are several steps necessary to complete before a company’s name may become public. It is important to register and, in many instances, trademark the name or logo so that it may only be legally used by that one organization.

  • Registering and Defending Your IP
      by HG.org

    Intellectual property most often needs both the standard and extra protection from theft, reproduction or those that would build upon the previous work. This is for multiple types of these works to include what a trademark safeguards. Defending the intellectual property from possible violations generally takes registration, a good lawyer and ensuring the information is used properly.

  • Protecting Your Website from Liability
      by HG.org

    Websites fall prey to liability just as businesses and company owners do through various acts, terms, users and injuries. There are many website creators that are sued based on the content and lack of content within the pages.

  • Blocking a Competitor from Using a Similar Name
      by HG.org

    The name of a company is often one of the most important aspects of building a brand, a business and something to remember. The best organizations are known throughout the decades while smaller and minor companies are forgotten in a few short years.

  • Do You Need to Register Your Business Name?
      by HG.org

    When starting a business, the name is often one of the most important aspects to consider. This could become the brand of the company, and it is what customers and clients remember when they leave the building or employees after purchasing a product or service. This means that choosing the name is typically a painstaking process that takes time.

  • Difference in Domain Names, Trademarks and Business Entity Names
      by HG.org

    When dealing with a company, creating a business or starting a venture that may accrue revenue, it is important to know what a domain name, trademark and entity name are and how they may be used.

  • Trademarking a Name or a Logo or Both?

    In establishing a new business, owners often seek legal advice in connection with branding their business by developing and securing their company’s intellectual property. Part of this inquiry typically involves the question, “Should we seek trademark registration of the named business brand or the company’s design logos, or both?”

  • Trademark Maintenance: How Do I Maintain a Registration?

    A Trademark is a Living Asset. If you have a registered trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”), you have taken a very important step in protecting your businesses’ brand. However, what happens after you receive that registration? Do you own your trademark forever? Not exactly. Once you have obtained a federal trademark registration, you must take certain steps to maintain the registration or you risk having it canceled by the USPTO.

  • Remedies for Cybersquatting

    Have you ever noticed that when a person or business name becomes popular or well-known, there’s often an unrelated third party prepared to park or register website domains in the name of that person or business? In many such cases, the third party’s objective involves making an easy profit by holding the domains “hostage” until the rightful owner of the name or mark is willing to pay a premium for the domains. This is called cybersquatting and it is illegal.


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