The Pocket Legal Companion to Trademark: A User-Friendly Handbook on Avoiding Lawsuits and Protecting Your Trademarks

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This book, a primer for the entrepreneur, is filled with valuable and ready-to-use information on using trademarks to avoid lawsuits and protect your ideas. Easy to follow and affordable, this helpful guide will teach you how to manage your trademark to maximize profits, avoid problems, and coexist with other marketers while you market your own product. It also provides answers to your questions about when to call a lawyer and how to avoid needing one. Finally, it offers a full briefing on the problems associated...

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The Pocket Legal Companion to Trademark: A User-Friendly Handbook on Avoiding Lawsuits and Protecting Your Trademarks

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Overview

This book, a primer for the entrepreneur, is filled with valuable and ready-to-use information on using trademarks to avoid lawsuits and protect your ideas. Easy to follow and affordable, this helpful guide will teach you how to manage your trademark to maximize profits, avoid problems, and coexist with other marketers while you market your own product. It also provides answers to your questions about when to call a lawyer and how to avoid needing one. Finally, it offers a full briefing on the problems associated with selecting protectable trademarks that do not infringe established marks, what happens if trademarks are selected carelessly, and what to do if someone infringes your trademark. This handbook will save readers expensive lawyers’ fees, and will make an invaluable addition to the library of anyone who markets a product or service.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581159097
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2012
  • Series: Pocket Legal Companions Series
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 5.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Lee Wilson is a Nashville writer and lawyer. In private practice since 1984, she writes on intellectual-property law topics for a variety of publications, has served on the boards of several arts organizations, and is a frequent speaker to arts and academic groups. She is the author of six books on intellectual-property law, all published by Allworth Press.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Understanding Trademarks 11

Chapter 2 Trademark Infringement 23

Chapter 3 Trademark Clearance 54

Chapter 4 Trademark Selection 86

Chapter 5 Trademark Protection 118

Chapter 6 Trademark Lawyers 137

Chapter 7 Trademark Usage 164

Chapter 8 Trademark Licensing 183

Chapter 9 Other People's Trademarks 192

Chapter 10 Trademarks in Cyberspace 219

Appendices

Appendix A Trademark Cease and Desist Letter 238

Appendix B Basic Facts about Trademarks 242

Appendix C U.S. Trademark Office FAQs 272

Glossary 287

Index 300

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