November 19, 2017

United States Patent and Trademark Office
Trademark FAQ 



  • What is a trademark?

  • What is a service mark?

  • What is a certification mark?

  • What is a collective mark?

Basic Questions

  • Do I have to register my trademark?

  • What ar...

November 1, 2017

Issues to Consider When Buying a Business

When contemplating purchasing a business, you have some major issues to sort through, including: 

Type of Deal. What kind of deal will it be — purchasing the assets of the business or purchasing the stock?

Confidentiality. If the...

October 18, 2017

1. Space
(a) What is the rentable square footage?
(b) What is the usable square footage?
(c) Is rent based on usable or rentable square footage?
(d) Verify square footage number provided by the landlord.

2. Permitted Uses of the Premises
(a) What uses of the premises...

October 10, 2017

Do's and Don'ts: Business Names
When trying to come up with just the right name for your business, the options can be overwhelming. The following tips are designed to help narrow the potential field and make your choice a little easier, and to help ensure that the name...

October 9, 2017

When you are convicted of a traffic violation, the court notifies the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). DMV does the following: 

Posts the conviction to your driving record; 
assigns you demerit points according to the severity of the offense; 
issues an order of su...

September 30, 2017

A. Information for Articles of Incorporation 

Preferred name(s) of corporation (in order of preference) 
Trademark and trade name search for articles? 
Name and street address of the initial agent for service of process (P.O. Box not acceptable) 

Total number of au...

September 21, 2017

What state will the partnership be formed under? 
What will be the name of the partnership? 
Does the proposed name conflict with a name of another business or constitute a trademark infringement? 
Where will the principal place of business be? 
What is the term of the...

September 20, 2017

Misdemeanor & Felony Traffic Offenses
Most traffic tickets are issued for traffic offenses called "infractions" -- including tickets for mechanical violations and most non-dangerous moving violations. Infractions do not usually carry the same stigma and penalties as se...

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