Murray’s Law – Page 2 – Off the Mark

Murray’s Law: Do I Need A Trademark Before I Start My Business

Do I need a trademark before starting my business. Listen I know that when most of us start our businesses funds sacred and every penny must be accounted for. You can put your goods and services into the market before you have secured your trademark but you must understand how trademarks work to avoid unintentionally…

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Murray’s Law: Can I Trademark That?

Can I trademark that? I get this question a lot. People want to know if they can trademark their hashtag, acronym, and a variety of other things. This is my answer…  1. Does it identify the SOURCE of a good or service?2. Is your good or service available in multiple states? (or will it be)3.…

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Murray’s Law: Should I use the ™ symbol for my unregistered trademark

Call NOW to Book Your Appointment334-523-0022This week we tackle the mystery of ™ vs ®. What the differences are and why you MUST use one or the other to identify your trademarks if you want to reserve your trademark infringement claim. Contact Us [lexicata-contact-form]

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Government Shutdown, Now What

We’ve found ourselves in the third government shutdown of 2018. With hundreds of thousands of federal trademark applications filed this year, the shutdown leaves thousands of applicants asking…  “what will happen to my application during the shutdown?”  Per During a government shut down USPTO will continue to function as normal for a period of time. This…

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Murray’s Law: State vs Federal Trademark, Which Does Your Business Need?

Today’s question tackles a challenge many businesses face, what is the best way to protect my brand?  Should I simply register my name with my Secretary of State’s office? What is a state trademark anyway and do I need that in addition to a federal trademark.  Attorney clears up the confusion in today’s episode of…

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