• Are Trademarks, Copyrights, and Patents the same things?


    They all protect different kinds of intellectual property from infringement by others. A trademark protects business/brand names, logos or slogans that are linked to some type of goods or services. A copyright protects original work related to art or literature. A patent protects inventions of different types. For example, if you invent a new kind of hair dryer, you would apply for a patent to protect the invention itself. You would apply for a trademark registration to protect the brand name of the hair dryer. And if you plan on airing a TV commercial to market the hair dryer, then registering a copyright would make sense.

  • Do I need to register my business name and logo separately?

  • What is the process after your trademark application is filed?

  • Can I trademark my business name before I open my business?

  • Can I apply to register my trademark through Trademark One Solutions?

  • I found a trademark similar to mine. Can I still register it?

  • How long will it take to register my trademark?

  • What are the trademark application requirements?

  • Will I get a refund if there are challenges to my trademark post filing?

  • What's the difference between a basic and a comprehensive search?

    The basic search is where we try to look for exact matches (or direct hits as we like to call them) in the federal database to see if someone else has already registered the same mark. However, in the comprehensive search, we do a thorough examination of all those marks that are exact or similar to your mark including the ones that are not registered.

  • Is a search of federal and state trademark databases enough to uncover a possible conflict?

  • How do I know whether my anticipated trademark is available?

  • What is required for a Comprehensive Search?

  • What is a preliminary Trademark Search?

  • What is an Office action?

    The Office action is official document that is sent your way when a USPTO examining attorney has found some errors or legal issues after evaluation of your application. It outlines the reasons why the application is being rejected and, if applicable, provides a list of additional requirements that must be met for reconsideration.

  • How do I know if my application has received an office action?

  • How long do I have to respond to an Office action?

  • What’s the difference between a non-final and a final Office action?

  • What happens if I do not respond to an office action?

  • What is trademark monitoring?

    Generally, trademark owners are responsible for enforcing their own trademark rights. In order to enforce your trademark rights, you need to be aware when others are infringing your mark. Trademark Monitoring is a service that alerts you when someone is using a mark similar to yours.

  • Why do I need to monitor my trademark?

  • What does the USPTO consider a trademark conflict?

  • When and how can one party use another's trademark?

  • When should you opt for monitoring services?

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