To Ensure You Meet USPTO Requirements
Trademark applications are filed at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). When you fill out your application for your patent or trademark, you must comply with the appropriate legal standards. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in delays and can jeopardize your application. With a trademark attorney, you can be sure that your application is correct, and you aren’t missing information.
It is required you are represented by a trademark attorney if you are a foreign applicant. In addition to this, your attorney has to be legally licensed in the United States. Foreign attorneys are not allowed to give you legal advice or sign your documents for you.
Kudos to you for contacting an intellectual property attorney to protect your patents, trademarks and copyrights! You’ve gone to Google but thank goodness you recognize that Google is not your lawyer. You’re ready to hire a professional!!
Here’s what you can expect during a consultation:
First, expect a confidential relationship between yourself and the attorney. Scheduling a formal consultation, allows you to establish an attorney-client relationship with an attorney. The attorney is required to keep the information presented confidential so don’t waste time asking your attorney to sign a confidentiality or non-compete agreement.
General Answers to your IP Questions
For the sake of the limited time available for a consultation, it’s great to submit a list of your questions to the attorney prior to the scheduled consultation. This will give the attorney an opportunity to meet your expectations and provide you with answers or provide you with more details of what’s necessary to retain the Firm to resolve any issues that may require additional time.
Waiting to schedule a consultation may jeopardize your rights. Don’t wait! You’ll feel so much better about understanding your options fully and you will know what’s required to protect or enforce your intellectual property!
Are you READY?
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The USPTO recently released a report on the trends and characteristics of U.S. women inventors named on U.S. patents granted from 1976 through 2016.
Sadly but not surprisingly, the report showed that women still represent a minority of inventors with patents.
Enjoy the article HERE.
WHY DO YOU THINK THERE ARE SO FEW WOMEN INVENTORS?
Do you love your job or not? It’s true that when you love what do you, it doesn’t feel like it’s work. Then, it becomes a privilege to know that clients are supporting and trusting you to complete a task and in the meantime, you’re living in your purpose and your passion!
TIP: Think of FIVE “HOW TO” questions that you’re asked everyday. For example, “How do you create a blog?”
Think of things you can do to monetize these questions- books, videos and more! Even if you charge $1 for the answer, it’s $1 more that you have for yourself!
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