Category Archives: Intellectual Property

Data Privacy Issues For Emerging Businesses

Aug
02
2019

data privacy issues for emerging businessesStart-ups and emerging businesses need a detailed privacy policy and data privacy plan in place from the outset. 

Data Privacy Issues

Basics: Data privacy is the relationship between the collection and dissemination of data, along with the determination of …

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False Advertising Issues For Emerging Businesses

Jul
09
2019

false advertising claims

False Advertising is the use of false, misleading, or unproven information to advertise products to consumers.

Basics: In the United States, the federal government regulates advertising through the FTC, and additionally permits private litigation through various statutes, most notably …

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Copyrights For Start-Ups And Emerging Businesses

Jun
24
2019

intellectual property that is copyright protected is marked with a symbolA copyright owner has the exclusive right to reproduce copies of the work, prepare derivative works, distribute copies, perform the work, and display the work.

Copyright Basics: A copyright is a form of protection provided for “original works of authorship” …

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Trade Secrets For Start-Ups And Emerging Businesses

May
14
2019

Trade secrets are an important and valuable component of a company’s intellectual property. Therefore, every effort should be made to identify, maintain, and protect trade secrets.

Trade Secret Basics: A trade secret is “information”, not generally known to the public, …

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Patent Checklist for Start-Ups and Emerging Businesses

Apr
29
2019

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In general, securing patent rights in your inventions can give you a competitive advantage in your industry and can make your company more attractive to potential investors or purchasers.

Patent Basics: A patent is a right granted by the government …

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Trademark Checklist for Start-Ups and Emerging Businesses

Apr
12
2019

Trademark Basics: A trademark is a word, phrase, or symbol which identifies and distinguishes the source of goods and/or services of a company from those of others. Customers rely upon trademarks as a barometer as to the quality of the …

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Douglas M. Hall Joins The Lynch Law Group

Mar
04
2019

We are pleased to announce Douglas M.Hall as the newest member of our legal team. With two decades of experience handling all aspects of commercial and intellectual property litigation and transactional work, Doug will play a leading role in expanding …

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Kathleen Kuznicki Advises CMU’s Aspiring Entrepreneurs

May
14
2018

Kathleen Kuznicki, patent attorney at The Lynch Law GroupKathy Kuznicki was selected by Carnegie Mellon University’s Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship to join its team of industry experts who provide advice and counsel to the Center’s startup incubator program, Project Olympus.

CMU students, faculty and staff, who are aspiring …

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4 Things to Consider When Developing a New Product

Feb
26
2018

Invention, Idea, Product Development ConsiderationsDoes your product or invention solve a problem for which people are willing to pay?

Before you take any further steps to develop your product or invention, you need to determine if you can realistically generate revenue from your product. …

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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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