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Trademarks Demystified

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Trademarks are apparently a mysterious thing. Sometimes clients don’t know what exactly they want.  So, they call me to try to clarify things. They say they want to “trademark” a name. Or, they say they want to copyright or patent a name.  That’s when I must politely explain that one cannot copyright or patent a name, and indeed, you cannot even “trademark” a name.  You can, however, register a trademark. This leads to another issue: many people, while very knowledgeable about their own business, have no idea about trademark law or trademark rights.  In case you are one of these souls, I have prepared the following for your reading pleasure: Everything You Wanted To Know About Trademarks But Were Afraid To Ask What is a trademark, anyway? Trademarks are a form of intellectual property, but they are NOT interchangeable with...
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Trademark Law FAQ

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Have Questions About Your Trademark?Frequently Asked QuestionsWe Have Answers Let Us Answer Your Questions Call (914) 723-0394 Frequently Asked Questions About Trademarks What Is A Trademark? Trademarks are a form of intellectual property, but they are NOT interchangeable with copyright or patent. A trademark is a word or symbol that identifies the source of a product or service. What Are Trademarks For? A trademark is a word, phrase, sound, logo, image or other device that identifies the source of your product or service.  Think of brand names you are familiar with. You may find the quality of a certain brand to your liking, so you look for that brand when you want to purchase that product. If you prefer X brand of salt, you will purchase X brand next time you run out of salt. You will not purchase Y...
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