Tag Archives: Intellectual Property

False Advertising Issues For Emerging Businesses

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

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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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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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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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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3-D Printers Raise Concerns About Intellectual Property

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

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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Is it worth getting a patent even if you never intend to assert it in litigation?

by Kathleen Kuznicki, Esq.

picjumbo.com_IMG_5961Yes. Otherwise, if you have desirable and successful invention, competitors will blatantly copy your product because they know there would be no recourse to stop them. Generally, no business wants to go the litigation route to …

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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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