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How to Register a Korean Trademark in the United States

Korean companies in various industries have become an essential part of the fabric of the United States marketplace. Samsung, along with LG, are both well-known Korean consumer electronic brands. The expansion of Korean electronic brands in the United States marketplace dates back to the 1980s. Some of the biggest brands in the United States are owned by Korean companies, including Bobcat […]

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How to Protect Your Privacy at the USPTO When Filing a Trademark Application

When you file a trademark application, you put a lot of information on the public record and, once filed, it is nearly impossible to remove. The United States Patent and Trademark Office is a public filing system, meaning that there is no expectation that any of the information you provide will be private. This data is available through bulk downloads […]

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The Complete Guide to Protecting and Registering Certification Marks

What is a Certification Mark? When looking at almost any product and its packaging, consumers will likely find several symbols and/or words of certification. These symbols/words certify that the product has been given a “seal of approval” from various agencies or organizations. For example, an electronic product that has been safety-tested by the organization UL might use display this symbol: […]

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How to Register a Trademark

Registering a trademark is a simple process if you know the steps to take, however, without any idea of where to start the process can be intimidating. You can register a trademark by identifying your unique name and applicable class, filing a successful application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and maintaining it afterwards. What is a Trademark? […]

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How to Search for a Trademark Class

Figuring out what trademark class your goods or services belong to is one of the first things you have to do when filing a trademark application. It’s also one of the hardest things to do because there are 45 classes of goods or services to choose from. Understanding how to use the USPTO’s searchable database will enable you to look […]

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The Comprehensive Resource of Global Trademark Search Databases

Search trademarks in 50+ countries from around the world. Click Here to Go Directly to the List of Databases Understanding trademark law internationally is an important step in protecting your brand and growing your business. There was a time when only large businesses and corporations had to consider international trademark registration, but today, nearly any business could have global reach with […]

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Another Business is Using Our Name – What Should We Do?

Your business’s intellectual property is what makes your brand unique and helps you stand out in a crowded industry. When an individual or business infringes on your mark it can have a significant impact on your brand’s success. Confused consumers could be steered away from the products or services you offer. Even worse, your brand’s reputation could be damaged, if the […]

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Starting a Business in Miami? Begin by Protecting your Trademark

Whether you are planning to open a boutique in Coconut Grove or run a food truck in Downtown, the Miami area is a great place to start a new venture. Before you begin to build your brand, however, you should consider how to protect it. The best way to do that is through trademark registration. Create a Unique Trademark Successful […]

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What are the Most Common Trademark Classes?

The process to register your trademark can be challenging, and selecting the right international trademark classes is one reason why. However, a simple guess here won’t suffice. Accurately completing this step in the process is critical to ensuring that your trademark is protected. So, what exactly is a trademark class, and which classes are most common? Read on to learn […]

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How to Conduct a UK Trademark Search

If you plan to do business in England, Wales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland, it’s important to protect your brand through trademark registration. Prior to BREXIT, business owners were able to obtain trademark protections in the United Kingdom through registration with the European Union. Now, business owners seeking protection in the UK will need to file directly with the UK Intellectual Property […]

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How to Trademark a Name in Canada

Many business owners looking to move into the North American marketplace start with the United States; however, once established in the US, it may be a worthwhile endeavor to set your sights on the neighbor to the north. Canada’s vastness in both size and economy make it a logical next step when building your worldwide intellectual property portfolio. In order to […]

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3 Steps to Trademark a Logo in the U.K.

Your logo is one of the key elements of your branding. Through its stylization and design, it embodies your business and helps your products and services standout to your customer base. Something this valuable to your company necessitates protection, and one of the best ways to safeguard your logo is obtaining a trademark registration for it. For those doing business across […]

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