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posted Wednesday 5 of June 2013 by Brian [patent searches]
A. You have a patent clearance search done. Just the search may cost $1500. Then comes the analysis as to whether you're infringing. ... view
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posted Tuesday 7 of June 2011 by Gabrielle [trademarks] (1 comment)
A. Maybe. In many cases, you may be free to use the trademark of another, but on completely different goods and services. Even if f... view
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posted Wednesday 25 of May 2011 by Gary [intellectual property]
A. Yes, this is a typical situation. If the invention (the method in this case) is new, not obvious, and useful, the patent office i... view
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posted Wednesday 25 of May 2011 by Gene [intellectual property]
A. Yes, as a trademark, provided the word is not generic or a commonly used word in the context of the goods or services you offer un... view
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posted Monday 22 of August 2011 by Christopher [copyrights]
A. This depends on whether the copyright in the old movie is still in force. If it is, permission is required. If not, then anyone is... view
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When you think you might have an invention with sales potential, immediately discuss the idea with a registered patent practitioner
Ensure you sketch all significant elements of your invention on paper, writing as much detail and comments regarding its' operation
After creating any descriptions or sketching your invention, ensure a witness (or even two) sign the paper to support your claim

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