UNDERSTANDING PATENTS, TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS

A patent for an invention is the grant of a property right to the inventor that is issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) Generally, the term of a new patent is 20 years from the date on which the application for the patent was filed in the...

SORRY FIDO—NO GUMMY BITES FOR YOU

Case identification: In re Green Bark Gummies, Inc., Serial No. 86283461 (April 8, 2016) [not precedential]. Green Bark Gummies, Inc. (“Applicant”) appealed from the final refusal of the Trademark Examining Attorney to register GUMMY BITES in standard characters for...

DON’T ABANDON YOU IDEA—PATENT IT!

DON’T ABANDON YOU IDEA—PATENT IT! Connors & Associates understands both your passion and frustrations. You worked long and countless hours inventing a product that you believe has the potential for commercial success. Unfortunately, the constant bombardment of...