Tag Archives: IP

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

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

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

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

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?

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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IP Strategies Protect Your Assets And Minimize Your Risk

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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Intellectual Property Panel Discussion For Hardware Startups

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.

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Might you be a copyright infringer? 

shutterstock_122524279by Kathleen Kuznicki, Esq.

(In the voice of a famous redneck comedian!)

Do you think everything online is free for public use?  Then you might be an infringer.

 Do you play background music in a public area of your business? 

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The Power of “Patent Pending”

by Kathleen Kuznicki, Esq.

If you or your business is developingLocks PicJumbo new products or processes, you should consider being “patent pending” before you trying to exploit your inventive idea. When a patent application is filed in the United States Patent

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