Patent and Trademark Office

Freeze Facebook Fraud

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Freeze Facebook Fraud

In addition to the provisions of the DMCA, which helps the victims of intellectual property infringement freeze the infringing content, IP owners can also turn to Facebook’s own tools. Facebook’s remedies to assist copyright and trademark owners whose content has been infringed are fairly straight forward. It has links to both copyright and trademark policies, each of which take the owner through a series of steps to report claims of infringement.

Easy Trademark Filings?

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Easy Trademark Filings?

With all the automated and low cost systems for searching and filing a trademark, they can appear “confusingly simple.” The automated tools make it so easy for anyone to fill in a few blanks and complete an application for Federal registration of a trademark. If you’re lucky, the application will sail through the Patent and Trademark Office and around a year later, a Certificate of Registration will show up in your mailbox.

How Random Is That?!

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One of the most basic dilemmas of intellectual property law is the competing nature of a trademark. We lawyers want you to come up with a mark that will be considered “strong” because it doesn't relate to the goods and services it's applied to, and no one else is using it.  On the other hand, for marketing purposes, business people often want a trademark, whether it identifies a product or a whole slew of services, to be easily understood by consumers.