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How Long Does It Take to Get a Trademark Registered?

It’s important for every business, no matter its size, to protect its intellectual property through the use of trademarks. Without the legal protection your business receives from establishing common law trademark rights or from registering its trademarks, such as the logos, symbols, signs, and expressions connected to the business, there

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5 Reasons to Patent Your Technology Invention

Technology is now growing at an exponential rate, making this an incredible time to be alive. Moore’s law, the principle that the speed of computers will double every two years due to increases in the number of transistors microchips contain, has remained true. This has spurred growth in other areas

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What Does a Software Patent Attorney Do?

Products and service in our modern economy increasingly rely on creations in software.  Software development is no longer limited to a handful of industries in just a few locations, and has expanded to practically every industry and location across the globe.  If you are in the software development community you

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What Is a Trade Secret? How Do I Protect It in Austin?

What is a trade secret? The phrase conjures up images of dark-suited men wearing sunglasses carrying briefcases filled with key corporate information, or perhaps of Tom Cruise dangling from a rope hacking into a laptop in a room full of lasers. In real life, business trade secrets aren’t usually this

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Cost to File a United States Trademark Application

How much does it cost to register a trademark in the United States? The cost to file a trademark application with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) for one class of goods or service is approximately $1050 ($350 of that is the USPTO fee for a single class

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Do I Need a Non-Disclosure Agreement for My Business?

Have you ever told someone something in confidence only to find out that information was somehow disclosed to others? Maybe it was an unintentional disclosure. Perhaps the person you confided in didn’t realize you intended the information to be kept private or accidentally let it slip. Regardless of whether it

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