Blog – Adam Garson Law

Halloween

First your headlamp failed and then your backup light and then the light on your phone.  It’s pitch black. Not just shadowy black, but absolutely, completely black – so black that the fish have no eyes.  You’re in a limestone cave, deep underground. You’ve been utterly lost for hours.  There are no paths, only the […]

Cost of an Trademark Lawyer

Good question, but one that’s not so easy to answer. That’s because there are many variables. Lawyers’ fees may vary depending upon your geographical region, the size and type of law firm you retain, nature and complexity of the work, and the type of fee arrangement. For example, attorneys are more likely to charge flat […]

Last month, we discussed the importance of international trademark filings. You may recall that there are two approaches to filing in another country. The first approach, referred to as a “National Filing”, requires you to retain a trademark lawyer in the foreign jurisdiction where you wish to register your trademark. The second approach, using the […]

Question on a Keyboard

Dear Doc: What’s the difference between an “Intellectual Property Attorney” and a “Patent Attorney”?Signed,Thinking of Applying Dear Thinker: You may not know it, but the Doc is BOTH! Under the Patent Law (37 U.S.C. §11.5), a person who wishes to represent others before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)  in patent matters (a […]

Artificial intelligence (‘AI’) can be pretty smart – smart enough to create new, useful and non-obvious inventions. Take, for example, Dr. Stephen Thaler’s AI tool ‘Device for the Autonomous Bootstrapping of Unified Sentience’ (‘DABUS’).  DABUS created two inventions, a light beacon and a food container.  Dr. Thaler applied for patents for those inventions around the world, […]

That’s a great question and one that we frequently receive from clients who are expanding their businesses internationally. Your company’s trademark, whether a word, logo, tagline, or the look and feel of your packaging, are valuable assets, which require protection whether you are expanding your business domestically in the United States or internationally in a […]

China Trademark

In March 2019, we wrote with some concern, that as early as 2017 Chinese companies had filed more than 12 times the number of trademark applications with the USPTO than in previous years. At that time the director of the USPTO stated that “forecasts indicate that annual increases are expected to average 10% during the next 8 […]

The Turtles

What happens when Congress is unable – for almost 50 years – to figure out how to protect recorded music? Specifically, music recorded before 1972? Messy litigation involving the Turtles is what happens. First, some background. Almost 50 years ago, Congress passed the Sound Recording Amendment to the 1909 Copyright Act, which provided copyright protection […]