Intellectual Property Blog

Patent Laws and the Role of a Patent Attorney

A patent is a form of intellectual property that gives its owner the legal right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention for a limited period. In the United States, patents are granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). To get a...

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5 Steps to Getting a Design Patent

5 Steps to Getting a Design Patent

A design patent protects the ornamental appearance and overall design of a product. As per 35 U.S.C. § 171, design patents protect, “any new, original, and ornamental design for an article of manufacture.” Having a design patent gives its an owner the ability to use,...

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How Much Does a Design Patent Cost?

How Much Does a Design Patent Cost?

Getting a design patent is an exciting step in any creator’s journey towards product innovation. One of the common questions people ask is about the cost of a design patent. How much a design patent costs depends on what it covers, or in other words, its complexity....

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What Is a Design Patent Search?

What Is a Design Patent Search?

Conducting a design patent search entails sifting through existing patents to ensure that your design has not already been patented. Design patents are available for designs that are original, ornamental, and new. These patents last for 15 years from the date that...

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When Do NFTs Violate Copyright Law?

When Do NFTs Violate Copyright Law?

2022 is the year for minting, buying, and selling NFTs. Understanding your intellectual property rights has never been more essential. Unfortunately, while many want to invest in NFTs, few understand the potential NFT copyright issues on the horizon. Tim spoke on this...

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