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What is a Trademark Disclaimer?

Oftentimes, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will issue an office action after you have filed your trademark requiring a disclaimer for one or more of the words...

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Super Lawyers for 2022 Named

Law 4 Small Business Attorneys Honored Once again, all of Law 4 Small Business’s Partners and half of our Associate Attorneys were named to this prestigious list. What is Super...

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Who Should Form My LLC ?

I have seen lots of clients have non-attorneys form an LLC (or corporation) for them. CPAs, accountants, and on-line companies that are not law firms oftentimes offer business formations. Or...

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What is the Supplemental Register for Trademarks?

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has two registers for trademarks: supplemental and principal. The supplemental register is reserved for descriptive, surname, and geographical marks that do not...

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Patent Basics

Patents grant the intellectual property rights of inventions to their inventors. Patents protect inventors from having other entities use and produce their inventions without their consent. Patents are extremely common,...

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Considering a Cannabis Business in NM?

Attorney Larry Donahue set to be a Guest Speaker at local Expo. The Lucky Leaf Cannabis Conference will be making a stop in New Mexico on February 25th & 26th....

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Prior Art Search for your Patent

The first step for anyone with an invention or idea is to perform a prior art search and analysis in order to determine whether or not it’s already been done...

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Pitfalls of Website Design Contracts

So, you’re starting a business. You’ve formed your business entity and made sure you have your trademarks, patents, copyrights, and/or trade secrets in order, and now you need to get...

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What is a Work For Hire?

You may have encountered the language “work for hire” in a contract before. If you are a provider of services such as website design, graphic design, photography, branding, etc., then...

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The Basics of Copyrights

Copyrights protect the expression of ideas, as compared to trademarks that protect words or logos that are used to distinguish goods and patents that are used to protect inventions.  Copyrights...