Category Archives: Intellectual Property

Increase the Value of Your Business by Protecting Your Competitive Edge – Part 2

Jun
28
2017

As I stated in the first post of this series, in business, imitation is NOT the sincerest or highest form of flattery; it is someone stealing from you!! Have you found a unique way to solve a problem or improve …

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Increase the Value of Your Business by Protecting Your Competitive Edge – Part 1

May
01
2017

A trademark must be more than merely descriptive.In business, imitation is NOT the sincerest or highest form of flattery; it is someone stealing your competitive edge!!  If you are successful, it is inevitable that someone is going to copy you. What are you doing to mitigate this …

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SMART Patent Applications

Feb
23
2017

Can filing a patent application be a SMART goal in 2017?

Yes, it can. Filing a patent application is a Specific action that is Measurable; you get a formal filing receipt indicating that your application fulfilled all the …

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Website Managers: Learn How to Avoid Trademark Bullies and Copyright Trolls

Aug
26
2016
Kathleen Kuznicki, patent attorney at The Lynch Law Group

Kathleen Kuznicki

Building and maintaining a website to market a business, to promote a cause or to just blog an opinion is fraught with intellectual property (IP) issues. Protecting the content and branding on the website is one concern; making …

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A Descriptive Mark? Cornering the Market or Just Bad Branding?

May
26
2016
by Kathleen Kuznicki, Esq.

A trademark must be more than merely descriptive.If you own a business, you probably understand how important branding is for the success of your company. Although branding, originally, was a way to tell one person’s cattle from another, nowadays, a brand refers to …

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Patent Protection and Trademark Registration Can Help Pittsburgh’s Food Startups Succeed

May
12
2016

Food startups get help with patent protection and trademark registrationKathleen Kuznicki will speak to business owners and entrepreneurs about the importance of developing a comprehensive strategy for patent protection and trademark registration, at a workshop for Pittsburgh’s food startups, on Saturday, May 21st, in Sharpsburg.

The workshop, called Getting

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Can I Copyright My Logo?

Mar
22
2016
by Kathleen Kuznicki, Esq.

shutterstock_393621646Businesses work very hard on establishing their brand identity. That includes coming up with a name to communicate the value of their product or service to customers, as well as a logo to visually connect with …

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IP Strategies Protect Your Assets And Minimize Your Risk

Mar
08
2016
by Kathleen Kuznicki, Esq.
Intellectual Property Word Cloud

I work with businesses and individuals to maximize protection of their own intellectual property, and to minimize risk with regards to others’ intellectual property. Intellectual Property refers to creations of the mind: inventions, literary and artistic …

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3-D Printers Raise Concerns About Intellectual Property

Dec
16
2015

Kathleen Kuznicki recently spoke with Butler County Business Matters reporter, Dave Butler Business MattersMeans, about the impact of  3-D printers on businesses and individuals with regard to intellectual property rights. In the article Kathleen explains how reproducing designs that are easily found …

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Intellectual Property Panel Discussion For Hardware Startups

Jul
15
2015

Pittsburgh Hardware Startup MeetupKathleen Kuznicki will be a panelist in a discussion on the strategies available to hardware startups with regards to securing IP, open sourcing, and licensing options, hosted by Pittsburgh Hardware Startup Meetup.

Don’t miss this meetup if you are part …

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