Patents, Copyrights & Trademarks For Dummies (For Dummies by Henri J. A. Charmasson, John Buchaca

By Henri J. A. Charmasson, John Buchaca

Worthy suggestions and step by step tips from submitting to factor to licenseAcquire and safeguard your percentage of this significant enterprise assetWant to safe and make the most the highbrow estate rights due you or your organization? This easy-to-follow consultant exhibits you the way — aiding you to judge your idea's advertisement power, behavior patent and trademark searches, rfile the discovery procedure, license your IP rights, and agree to overseas legislation. Plus, you get unique examples of every patent program type!Discover how to:Avoid software blundersRegister logos and copyrightsMeet patent requirementsNavigate advanced felony issuesProtect your rights abroadThe complete physique of U.S. patent lawsExample place of work activities and amendmentsSample formsTrademark registration certificatesApplication worksheetsSee the CD appendix for information and entire procedure requirements.Note: CD-ROM/DVD and different supplementary fabrics will not be integrated as a part of publication dossier.

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You’d better find out and act accordingly. If budgetary constraints limit your ability to both protect your product and polish your commercial image, we recommend favoring the latter. Establishing a good brand-name program is cheaper than patent protection, and you get much more bang for your buck. ) Be methodical in assessing your commercial names by ߜ Taking a hard look at all your current commercial names and logotypes. ߜ Rating their promotional value via the criteria defined in Chapter 16.

For example, if you want to publish a book, you must either buy the copyright from the author using an assignment or obtain the author’s permission to publish the work under a license. Chapter 1: Marshalling Your IP Tools When you hire employees or commission independent contractors to do a job for you, you can enter into written and signed agreements stating that any technological advancement or original work of authorship that results from their employment or commission belongs to you. This is often called a Proprietary Rights Agreement.

Here is what each availability search may cost you: Word mark availability search (no attorney opinion) $350 Legal review of search results and attorney opinion $600 Total $950 A trademark or servicemark registration can set you back $1,000 to $3,000. Here are the details for registering a design trademark in two classes: Preliminary interview and draft of application $850 Filing fees and drawing $850 Review of examination report with attorney $450 Answer/amendment $900 Total $3,050 37 38 Part I: Corralling Your IP Assets: Intellectual Property Basics Protection abroad You should budget between $50,000 and $150,000 for overseas patent protection and between $10,000 and $30,000 for trademark registration.

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