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Michael Jordan and New Balance Trademark Cases Provided with Permissions by: Vivien Chan & Co. Newsletter of May 2020 Click Here to View Newsletter! For current information as to how US trademarks are faring in China, see these two articles from a personal friend, Vivien Chan, who has one of the largest IP firms in…

Written by: Lawrence A. Maxham August 2020   Here is yet another reason to file your trademarks early, in every country in which you are now or likely will within the next ten years, be doing business.  The following is a cautionary tale of timing in filing a trademark. Many countries have a “first-to-file” law…

As a relatively new member of the WTO, China is very aware of the importance of trademarks and having a trademark system that is fair, functions efficiently, and is respected worldwide. How can the new revisions to the Chinese trademark system help you and your Intellectual Property?

Here are some important considerations as you move from an idea, “wouldn’t it be nice if…,” to an actual invention. They are clearly set out in this article by Gene Quinn from ipwatchdog.com. Beyond the Slice and Dice: Turning Your Idea into an Invention

This article is written by a knowledgeable, experienced patent agent and is addressed to small and medium-sized companies. It contains some important concepts and advice. Why Engineering Companies Get into IP Trouble: Five Tips to Mitigate the Risks Original article published on IPWatchdog.com By Susana Kuehne August 19, 2019

At the outset, patents are valuable business assets. They may have different values or levels of value depending upon many factors. In order for a business to determine whether or not to go forward with the patent process, several factors need to be considered. Many businesses invest in their patent portfolio in order to protect…

Written By: Lawrence A. Maxham Part 3 of our Should Your Register Your Trademark? series  will take a look at the importance of filing for registration of your trademark as soon as possible. It is imperative that you register your trademark as soon as you have chosen your mark, have had a professional search done…

Continuing our series Should You Register Your Trademark? Part 2 will explore the importance of goodwill in the marketplace and why it is important to act quickly on protecting your trademark and brand. But first, it may be helpful to set out some of the basic values of trademarks to your business. The Importance of…

The Maxham Firm has over 50 years of experience in patent and trademark law. With so many years under our belt, we have identified some of the most common mistakes many businesses make when budgeting for their new business endeavor. In this month’s series, Should You Register Your Trademark?, we will explore three common scenarios…

Check out this article from IP Watchdog to better understand the importance of innovation and the patenting system in the US. Do you have questions on the importance of patents?  Contact us today! “Patented Innovations Create the Future” by John White Ad brought to you by © The Maxham Firm 2018 11682 El Camino Real, Suite…

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