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What is a "Common-Law" Trademark?

Posted by Dragan Dan Ivetić | Feb 16, 2024 | 0 Comments

Using an 'unregistered' mark in commerce by a business for some years in a specific geographic region can develop into a "common-law" trademark.  This term refers to trademarks that have neither been registered federally (USPTO) nor in any state's trademark registry.  Such a designation denotes t...

Should my Trademark Claim Color or Not?

Posted by Dragan Dan Ivetić | Jul 30, 2023 | 0 Comments

Is your Logo in color? So, let's say you have a great logo that is very unique and you are proud of. You invested in a professional graphic designer to get that logo just right and to your liking, and now you are ready to protect your valuable brand by seeking trademark protection for your shiny,...

How long will it take to Trademark my Brand?

Posted by Dragan Dan Ivetić | Jul 18, 2023 | 0 Comments

When can I expect my Trademark to issue? A very frequently asked question by trademark clients is, "How long will it take?" Invariably, obtaining a trademark for their precious Brand is of the utmost importance to every small or medium business owner. Many are misled by the promises of online sit...

Why does everyone say I should Trademark my Brand?

Posted by Dragan Dan Ivetić | Jul 07, 2023 | 0 Comments

Why does everyone say I should Trademark my Brand? If you find yourself asking that very question - take the time to consider this short article and information. Your Brand Name represents your business identity, reputation and is your most important business asset. Just think of how much time, ...

Do I Need an Attorney for a Real Estate Closing?

Posted by Dragan Dan Ivetić | Oct 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

I have heard people, even my own family members, insist that you do not need a lawyer if you are simply buying or selling your home in Illinois. The reasoning is that these transactions are commonplace and that the bank, real estate agent, and title company provide sufficient protection for eithe...

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