Monthly Archives: October 2013

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Can I File a Trademark Application Myself?

When individuals start a new business, they try to save costs by filing their trademark applications themselves and without the assistance of trademark counsel.  In 100% of the cases I have reviewed where the trademark applicant does not hire a trademark attorney, the trademark applicant makes a fatal flaw. I am contacted almost daily by individuals who […]

By | 2017-05-18T18:53:19+00:00 October 30th, 2013|Trademarks|Comments Off on Can I File a Trademark Application Myself?

WHAT’S PATENTING IN FLORIDA #1

Who isn’t familiar with a t-shirt cannon and the advantages that it provides?  Before the t-shirt cannon, a cheerleader would hurl a t-shirt as far into the stands as she could.  However, even the strongest cheerleader had limited distance and accuracy, with many shirts traveling just a few rows up.  Then came the t-shirt cannon.  By modifying a paintball gun, cheerleaders can now launch shirts up to 500 feet into the stands. Inventors in Florida appear to be busy developing modifications to the well known t-shirt cannon.  In one particular example, a company modified the t-shirt cannon for delivering a life preserver. [1]  The mechanics appear to be very similar to that of the well known t-shirt cannon. However, it has some interesting new features. For example, […]

By | 2017-05-18T18:53:19+00:00 October 28th, 2013|Patents, What's Patenting in Florida|Comments Off on WHAT’S PATENTING IN FLORIDA #1

Extend Your IP Monopoly

Extending Your IP Monopoly Forever The way the laws are setup today, many businesses can effectively extend their rights in a design forever.  Patents laws were put in place to promote the disclosure of innovation.  There is also a competing theory that patent laws are in place to reward individuals for their commercial contributions to society.  In comparison, trademarks are […]

By | 2017-05-18T18:53:19+00:00 October 24th, 2013|Patents, Trademarks|Comments Off on Extend Your IP Monopoly