Patenting for startups: Where to begin

Keep your concepts confidential One of the most common pitfalls of startups is the failure to keep otherwise patentable concepts confidential until after applying for a patent. Many entrepreneurs do not realize that US patent laws provide inventors with a 1-year grace period – namely, you have only one year from the earliest date of […]

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When should a startup file a trademark application?

When the name of your company is also the name of your product It’s best to search the USPTO trademark database for your company name even before incorporating if possible. A search will provide not only peace of mind, but also a helpful assurance that you ought to be able to sell product under the […]

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