Tag Archives: Trademarks

Trademark Checklist for Start-Ups and Emerging Businesses

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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4 Things to Consider When Developing a New Product

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

A trademark must be more than merely descriptive.

Trademarks are the legal tool to protect your brand, and thus your customer recognition and goodwill.

If you are successful in business, it is inevitable that someone is going to copy you. In business, imitation is NOT the sincerest or …

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

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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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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Learn Strategies for Managing Your Business and Protecting Your Brand

LLG Girls CropThe Lynch Law Group and the Pittsburgh chapter of the Women’s Interactive Network (WIN-Pittsburgh), are teaming up with the Highmark Caring Place to present the seminar, Building Your Business and Protecting Your Brand. Join us on Tuesday, June 9th …

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The Basics of Trademarks

by:  Kathleen Kuznicki, Esq.

What is a trademark?

The legal definition of a trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of goods and services. Most commonly we think of names and logos, but …

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