IP Due Diligence

Your startup is ready for investments, but it may not be as ready as you think. In the growing startup environment, it is important for companies to…


Turning Over a New Leaf: Changing the Corporate Identity

A small food company dreamt of selling products that were pure and beneficial to its consumers. With that simple mission, Unadulterated Food Products…


Challenging Patent Validity at the USPTO

For startup companies, intellectual property protection is essential to success. They must protect their inventions and prevent other businesses from…


Provisional Patent Applications Provide Lasting Intellectual Property Protection

A provisional utility patent application, as opposed to a non-provisional utility patent application, is not reviewed by a patent examiner at the…


Why Do Technology Startups Need IP Assignment Agreements?

If you are considering forming a startup, an intellectual property (IP) assignment agreement will be crucial for your company, especially if your…


How to Strengthen your Chances of Registering a Trademark

When you see two golden arches that form the letter “m”, your mind probably jumps to McDonalds. That world-famous logo was successfully registered as…


“We Don’t Have Any Intellectual Property”: Responding to a Common Startup Misconception

Whenever we meet with a new or potential startup client, one of the questions we always ask is what intellectual property the company has that it…


Protecting Corporate Intellectual Property

Intellectual property is a critical asset in many startups, especially technology startups, and often provides the foundations for the value…


University Trademarks and Leveraging the Brand

Many student entrepreneurs want to use their university's brand as part of their product. It is a well-known fact that universities foster innovation…


How to Win the Name Game

Selecting a strong brand might be more difficult, yet more important, than you anticipate. What’s in a name? As Shakespeare once said, “That which we…