Trademark Specimen - Requirements and Tips

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Trademark registrations require the applicant to demonstrate use of the proposed mark by showing a trademark specimen. A specimen is "a label, tag, or container for the goods, or a display associated with the goods. The Office may accept another…

What Do Trademark Symbols Mean, and How to Use Them

LearnAboutLaw Staff July 2007The ® and ™ SymbolsThe ® and ™ symbols that denote trademark status are routinely misused. These symbols have different meanings. We'll clarify the difference here.The symbol ® means that a mark is a…

Strong Trademarks vs. Weak Trademarks

IntroductionTrademarks are routinely interpreted in the courts as "strong" or "weak", or somewhere in between. The entrepreneur should always endeavor to develop strong marks from the earliest stages of his enterprise’s development. Trademarks…

Intellectual Property Law Introduction

LearnAboutLaw Staff July 2007 Intellectual Property (IP) refers to the ownership rights that attach to ideas and creative work product. IP is no different from any other property: it can be sold, bought, rented, divided, licensed, loaned,…

How To Build A Great Trademark

LearnAboutLaw Staff March 2008IntroductionStrong, memorable trademarks are the signs of an experienced and thoughtful entrepreneur. What's more, great trademarks inspire confidence in customers--before they even know who you are.…

Trademark Law | Fair Use Law

Everything You Need to Know About Trademarks and Fair Use Robert Kleinman is an experienced licensed attorney. He earned an LL.M. in Intellectual Property from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. robert[at]austintrademarklaw.com …

Trademark Law | A Complete Legal Guide

Robert Kleinman is an experienced licensed attorney. He earned an LL.M. in Intellectual Property from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. rkleinman[at]austinlegalcounsel.com What is a trademark? Generally speaking, a trademark is a distinctive…

DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT (DMCA) - THE LAW AND HOW TO USE IT

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by Robert Kleinman, Attorney robert[at]austintrademarklaw.com an Austin Trademark LawyerThe Digital Millennium Copyright Act (lawyers call it the DMCA) updates U.S. Copyright law for the digital age. The DMCA has several components.Circumvention…

Legal Form | Sample Beta Testing Agreement

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BETA TESTING AGREEMENTThis Beta Testing Agreement (the "Agreement") is made by and between TuTu, Inc. ("TuTu"), and you (the "User").GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONSA. TuTu operates a video sharing website at TuTu.com. TuTu has developed…

Sample Form | DMCA Notification of Infringement Letter

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-this is an actual DMCA that yielded a takedown in about 20 days.June 2, 2007Surpha 1503 N Technology Way Orem, UT 84097UVNET, Inc. 703 East Technology Ave. Building E, Suite 1300 Orem, UT 84097Copy to: Stock Information Systems, Inc. 7665…

Sample Form | Example DMCA Notification of Infringement | DMCA Takedown Notice Form

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Sample/Example DMCA Notification of Infringement | DMCA Takedown Notice Form Use this takedown notice to notify an ISP of infringing content that appears on its servers. We at LearnAboutLaw have used this exact form several times--so far we…

Sample Form | Example DMCA Counter-Notice Form

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Sample/Example DMCA Counter-Notice FormDate:____________________[Service Provider Name] [Service Provider Address]To Whom It May Concern,I am writing to you to avail myself of my rights under the Digital Millennium Copyright…