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June 15, 2023
What Qualifies as a Dead Trademark?

What Qualifies as a Dead Trademark?

Trademarks are a type of intellectual property that helps give businesses their own “personality” and distinguish them from competitors. To establish a trademark, a business must follow meticulous legal requirements to have it verified. Once the trademark is active, however, the owner must also maintain their registration, or they can ultimately lose their rights to it. For any businesses, owners of trademarks, or individuals looking to form one, it’s necessary that you understand what a […]
June 10, 2023
Examples of Trade Secrets

Examples of Trade Secrets

Often confused with trademarks, a trade secret is a piece of confidential intellectual property that helps a business or corporation function. When a company establishes a trade secret, they reserve the private right to use the intellectual property that they created. This means that their information is legally protected and cannot be shared with any other individuals, businesses, or groups without consequences. Trade secrets are extremely common throughout your daily life and help maintain a […]
May 19, 2023
Can you Trademark a Band Name

Can You Trademark a Band Name?

If you think of a band like other consumer goods and services, then building brand recognition is vital to its continued success. When musicians create music, schedule tours, and drop their latest albums, they are exposing consumers to their brand and all of the marketing that goes with it, including the language it uses in its name and the style it decides to use for its logos. The greater the brand awareness, the more recognizable […]
May 13, 2023
The Different Trademark Classes

The Different Trademark Classes

Trademarks are used to help identify where a particular product or service comes from and to provide legal protection for a brand. Through this process, trademarking helps to protect against fraud and counterfeiting. While it is not possible to trademark a specific word or phrase for exclusive use, trademarks protect how something is used. This can also include the use of logos and distinguishes your products. Trademarks are classified into 45 different categories to make […]
March 15, 2023
What Do Trademark Lawyers Do?

What Do Trademark Lawyers Do?

A trademark attorney can play many roles within the various components of trademark law. This type of lawyer provides legal guidance and representation to individuals and businesses seeking to protect their trademarks. They also may be asked to defend a client if a business has charged them with trademark infringement. Some additional responsibilities of a trademark attorney are described below. Trademark Search Before filing a trademark application, a trademark attorney can conduct a comprehensive search […]
January 19, 2023
What makes a copyright valid in Colorado?

What Makes a Copyright Valid in Colorado?

Copyright is a powerful legal concept that protects creators and their works from reproduction, monetization, or other infringement by unauthorized parties. While certain limitations like educational use and parody do exist, copyright is one of the broadest and strongest legal concepts in the United States. The author and their creation are automatically protected from the moment the new work is created. However, it is best to register your work with the United States Copyright Office. […]
January 15, 2023
How do I find out who owns a copyright in Colorado?

How Do I Find Out Who Owns a Copyright in Colorado?

Copyright issues can  become extremely complex (and potentially costly) if you attempt to pursue them without qualified legal help. Many people confuse copyright with other intellectual property concepts like trademarks and patents. Even if you understand copyright laws and how they protect creators and their original works, it can be very difficult to understand exactly how far those protections extend. Subjective definitions for terms like “parody” and “educational use” can easily blur the lines between […]
December 22, 2022
How long does a copyright last in Colorado?

How Long Does a Copyright Last in Colorado?

Copyright law is a powerful legal instrument that protects creatives and their original works from theft or unauthorized use by other parties. Copyright is broadly applicable to many types of creative assets and intellectual properties, such as novels, films, designs, and music. Registering your work with the United States Copyright Office and retaining a qualified intellectual property attorney to protect it is an important investment in your legacy. However, those protections are not unlimited. Some […]
December 15, 2022
Who can claim copyright in Colorado?

Who Can Claim Copyright in Colorado?

Copyright is a powerful tool that protects creators and their creations from illegal use by others. Copyright law can be applicable to many types of creative assets, works, and intellectual properties, such as novels, films, designs, and music. From the moment you create a work, you are technically the legally protected owner of your own intellectual property. However, retaining a qualified intellectual property lawyer and officially registering your copyright with the US Copyright Office can […]