What is the Purpose of Trademark Registration?

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December 31, 2014 | Posted in IP Law, Trademarks | By

The purpose of trademark registration is to protect the trademark from infringement by competitors. Registering your mark ensures that you have a claim of ownership over its use, and can use this registration as proof in court of the mark’s

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When Does a Business Need a Trademark?

November 12, 2014 | Posted in IP Law, Trademarks | By

The trademark attorneys of Gertner, Mandel, Peslak are often asked by business owners when does a business need a trademark? In fact, every successful business will have a trademark whether they create one knowingly or it merely happens by default.

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Intellectual Property Protection Video

November 9, 2014 | Posted in Company News, IP Law | By

The Basics of Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law What Every Lawyer Should Know Intellectual Property Protection Seminar Outline Video Slide Show by Larry Mandel, Art Peslak, and Richard Malagiere We recently launched a YouTube channel to share videos and slide

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Computer Software Patents

The Patent Guys

November 5, 2014 | Posted in IP Law, Patents | By

Computer Software-Business Method Patents In a recent case,the U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on the issue of the patent eligibility of software-implemented business methods in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International. At issue was the validity of several patents owned

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What is a Trademark?

October 15, 2014 | Posted in IP Law, Trademarks | By

A trademark is a name or logo that is used in connection with the sale of products or services to identify the source of the goods or services.  Trademarks can be inherently strong or can become strong trademarks through effective

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The Basics of Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law ~ What Every Lawyer Should Know

Bergen County Bar Association Seminars

September 30, 2014 | Posted in Company News, IP Law | By

Continuing Legal Education Seminar The Basics of Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law ~ What Every Lawyer Should Know Larry Mandel and Art Peslak will be presenting “The Basics of Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law ~ What Every Lawyer Should Know”

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Standard for Recovery of Attorney Fees in Patent Litigation

Patent Litigation Cases

July 24, 2014 | Posted in IP Law, Patents | By

The Supreme Court Clarifies Standard for Recovery of Attorney Fees in Patent Litigation Clients often ask if they can get their attorney’s fees paid by the other side and there are several ways that could happen. The Patent Statute provides

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Trademark Law – An Overview

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May 20, 2014 | Posted in IP Law, Trademarks | By

Trademarks are names or logos used in connection with the sale of products or services to identify the source of the goods or services. Unlike patents, trademarks do not offer legal protection for the product or service. Rather, trademark law

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Social Media and Trademark Infringement

February 17, 2014 | Posted in IP Law, Trademarks | By

A recent case in the Western District of Virginia sheds some interesting light on the use of claims of Trademark Infringement, False Association and False Endorsement, False Designation of Origin, and False Advertising under the Lanham Act (aka the Trademark

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How Long Does It Take to Get a Patent

February 4, 2014 | Posted in IP Law, Patents | By

Clients always ask how long will it take to obtain a patent after an application is filed?  This question is an important one since a patent owner has no rights to enforce against potential infringers until a patent actually issues.

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