Cuba is now an open market for US businesses. President Obama announced in December 2014 that US is taking steps towards increased travel and improved relations with Cuba. This will mean a new frontier for many businesses as commerce restrictions… Read More ›
To successfully register a service mark, services associated with the mark must have been provided prior to registration. Advertising is not enough!
I had the pleasure of attending Cartier’s Women Entrepreneurs: The Changing Face of Innovation at the French Embassy. We had the pleasure of hearing past participants speak about their experience in The Cartier Women’s Initiative and their successful businesses. The… Read More ›
Dear Entrepreneurs, DC Women’s Business Center has announced FastTrac New Venture is now open for enrollment! This 12 week course assists early stage entrepreneurs in successful completion of their business plan. Through weekly classes and 1-on-1 business counseling, entrepreneurs will… Read More ›
OHIM has announced the introduction of a new accelerated procedure for handling Community Trade Mark (CTM) applications.
U.S. trademark owners should conduct trademark searches both domestic and international markets that are of potential significance, even if the foreign search is merely a “knock-out” search for identical marks; and U.S. trademark owners should develop and implement strategies for… Read More ›
If you are considering a crowdfunding platform for your new venture, or if you are contemplating investing in a crowd-funded project, attention to intellectual property protection is critical.
Congratulations you’ve successfully secured a federally registered trademark for your business, blog, or creation!!! Go ahead and celebrate but remember this is not the end of your obligation. In addition to policing or searching for unauthorized use of the… Read More ›