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4 Considerations Before Purchasing a Dead Trademark

Finding the ideal trademarks for your business can be grueling.

In a global economy that’s growing every day, the opportunities to seize the marks you want without creating a likelihood of confusion with an existing trademark is steadily shrinking.

When you find a mark you like, it can seem like an opportunity too good to pass up. The issues start when these perfectly matched marks are dead or abandoned.

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How to Find the Best Trademark Attorney: 7 Questions to Ask

While there may not be as many trademark attorneys as there are dentists, there are enough to make you wonder: Am I working with the best?  What is their experience? How would I even know?.. when evaluating potential candidates, many factors must be considered. After all, this person is being entrusted with a high level of responsibility.

Choosing the right Trademark Attorney isn't easy, checking these 7 things should help you make the right decision...

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The China Trademark Registration Process Cheatsheet

Registering trademarks internationally is smart.

Whether you are currently selling overseas, or are simply open to the possibility, covering your bases ahead of time is essential.

And, if you are one of the many U.S. companies planning to partner with Chinese retailers, manufacturers and subcontractors in the near future, you DEFINITELY want international protection.

When IS the right time to register in China?

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Trademark Clearance Search: Minimizing Risk When Choosing a Brand Name

Let's be honest, everyone finds themselves in situations where they are tempted to cut corners.

And sometimes that can actually be a good thing, Responsible for preparing 100 gift baskets that must be tied with 100 ribbons in an hour? Throw out the extravagant example decor in favor of a simpler bow-tie you can pull off.

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U.S. Trademark Classes vs. International Trademark Classes Cheat Sheet

Do you need to file your trademark according to the U.S. trademark classification system?

No—in September 1973, the U.S. classification system was replaced with the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks. The same 45 Nice Categories of goods and services (named after the city of Nice, France, where the first classes were negotiated) have since been used in both Europe and the United States.

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The Number One Way to Expedite the Trademark Opposition Process

For most businesses, waiting on the approval of a trademark application is cumbersome.

From initial filing to ultimate approval, the process averages anywhere from 6 months to a year. That's not to say there aren't exceptions. Depending on jurisdiction, things can move lightening fast (e.g. Australia) or painstakingly slow (e.g. Brazil).

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Oktoberfest - Where Beer & Trademarks Converge

Locals and tourists alike descend on Munich’s Theresienwiese on September 17th to kick-off the world’s largest celebration of intellectual property and beer: Oktoberfest .  Today Oktoberfest is synonymous with beer, but that was not always the case .  The origin of the Oktoberfest dates back to October 1810 to celebrate the marriage of the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxony .

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7 Things Trademark Lawyers Need to Know About Trademark Search Tools

Risks associated with trademarks are rapidly evolving and increasing. The explosion of mobile technology and search engine advertising has created new risks to brands, as can be seen with highly-publicized litigation over Google search results and other unprecedented factors. While the massive proliferation of trademarks has increased your client’s infringement risks, the big data age has also improved the technology for trademark searches.

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