Monthly Archives: September 2014

I have pending patent applications – can I sue someone infringing my patent claims?

Until the Patent Office examines your patent applications, deems your inventions eligible for patent protection, and issues you a patent, we do not have patent rights to enforce against infringers in court. We can send cease-and-desist letters informing infringers of … Continue reading

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Can I register a trademark that another company is using, but has not registered?

The answer is an unsatisfying maybe. Even more unsatisfying, the trademark registration potentially available would be a less-preferred “concurrent-use trademark registration.” The legal doctrines and procedures applicable here are somewhat complicated, but a high level overview will provide some insights. … Continue reading

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