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Getting Quick, Clear Feedback from Inventors on Patent Drafts


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Negotiating by Email –

Watch What You Say…or Don’t Say

​​​If you’ve ever congratulated yourself on being born in an era in which we conduct business by email – instead of wasting time writing letters, making phone calls, or traveling – beware. The block signature that appears at the end of your emails – your casual “Regards, Sue” – or even the “from” line in the email – may commit...

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What Kinds of Patent or Patent Applications?

What You Need to Know About Filing Your Patent Applications

​​Upon first diving into the world of patents one may encounter a bewildering number of different kinds of patents and patent applications. The patent statute under which the patent system operates categorizes different kinds of patents...

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How Do I Trademark My CBD Product?

What does this mean for a brand owner who’s products include CBD?

Can I register a trademark to protect my brand? At this point, it is likely that we have all encountered a product containing cannabidiol, more commonly referred to as CBD. The 2018 Farm Bill legalized the regulated production...

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Fall Newsletter | 2021

Fall 2021 is Here! Get the Latest News, Updates, and Happenings from Nolte Lackenbach Siegel

The Fall 2021 Newsletter. NLS Today! View New Articles, Patent Statistics, Trademark News, NEw Professionals, The 2021 NLS Advantage & more..

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My Business is HERE… Why Trademark THERE?"

Foreign Trademark Protection
Developing a Global Trademark Strategy

​ A U.S. trademark registration is essential for blocking infringing goods from being imported into the U.S. by lodging the registration with U.S. Customs, and this process is possible in many countries globally as well with the use of a...

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MARKING TERRITORYTMThe Four Types of Intellectual Property Explained


"I would like to patent my trade secret!"
"Can you help me copyright my trademark?"

These may seem like very legitimate questions, especially if you’re an inventor or entrepreneur...

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What's the Diagnosis? How to Choose an Intellectual Property Litigator

Patents and Copyrights are powerful rights that find their basis in the U.S. Constitution, but have limited life. They are considered limited monopolies, beneficial to promote the useful arts and sciences, but sadly expire at some point...

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Copyright, FUD, and NFTs: Vetting the Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt of Non Fungible Tokens

In the last 10 years or so, crypto currency has become more widely used as currency exchange but for many, the crypto environment remains a mystery. The newest and most hyped goodies in the crypto space are called NFTs, or “Non-Fungible Tokens”....

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America's Patent MilestonesA History of Human Ingenuity

The United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) recently issued U.S. Patent No. 11,000,000. This comes slightly less than three years since the previous million-patent milestone...

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Choose Wisely, Trademarks are Forever

Patents and Copyrights are powerful rights that find their basis in the U.S. Constitution, but have limited life. They are considered limited monopolies, beneficial to promote the useful arts and sciences, but sadly expire at some point...

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The First Step Why You Want to Conduct a Real Trademark Search

Seasoned companies and budding entrepreneurs know that they have a wealth of information available to them today, only clicks away on their iPads or laptops. But not all information...

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​​Who Really Owns Your App? 5 Exclusive Rights The “Owner” of Copyright Holds

The other day, my friend Dave asked me for legal help with commercializing his new software application - “Life Connect” – which he planned to offer to customers on a Software as a Service (SaaS) basis.

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​Marking Territory™ ​One Man’s Garbage and Man’s Best Friend

I soon learned that a KONG® was one of the most popular pet toys on the market and that it was inspired by something that was destined for the garbage heap!

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Newsletter Fall 2020 NLS Practice Areas, Patent Statistics, Merger Announcement, and more

The Fall 2020 Newsletter. NLS Today! View articles, news, updates, statistics, and our professionals.

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​​Merger Announcement:Lackenbach Siegel & Nolte IP Law Group

Lackenbach Siegel, a venerable trademark firm for over 96 years, is merging with Nolte IP Law Group, a forerunner in the high-tech patent space, to create a full-service midsize IP law firm...

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When Should I File A Patent?

Once you’ve decided to protect your invention with a patent, then the most common question asked is when should I file my patent application? ortunately, deciding when to file your patent application is an easy decision...

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Registering A Trademark, How Do You Do It?

We tend to call these things marks. There are two basic types of marks: trademarks and service marks. Trademarks are associated with goods, while service marks are associated with services...

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How to Respond to A Trademark Office Action

​It is likely that you are visiting this page because you have filed an application for Federal Trademark Protection, but after a few months received from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)...

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