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First Five Steps for Inventor Entrepreneurs (Inventrapreneurs)

February 28, 2010 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Business, Inventor & Entrepreneur Updates, Patent Articles 

The term “inventrapreneur” (for purposes of this blog) means an inventor entrepreneur.  While one might think that an inventor implies an entrepreneur or vice versa, they are not the same.  An inventrapreneur is an inventor who actively screens ideas and does his/her homework on business feasibility.  Below are what I refer to as the “First [...]

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Federal Courts Crackdown on Generic Trademarks

February 17, 2010 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Business, Inventor & Entrepreneur Updates, trademark, Trademark Articles 

Author:  Emily W., William & Mary Intern In 2009, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) made two important rulings regarding generic trademarks.  In November, the CAFC rejected an attempt to trademark Mattress.com.  A few months before, a similar ruling was made saying that Hotels.com cannot be trademarked.  The hotel booking website [...]

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IRS e-news on business start up costs

February 17, 2010 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Business, Inventor & Entrepreneur Updates 

There is a special tax treatment for expenses you incur before you actually begin business operations. Related links: Business Start-Up and Organizational Costs Business Start-Up Costs

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Liability of Online Auctioneers – Auction Sites and Brand Owners Hammer it Out

February 16, 2010 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Business, trademark, Trademark Articles 

Author: Emily S, William & Mary Intern In today’s economy, online auctions are often viewed as a strategy to beat the credit crunch. Those unwanted gifts and unused purchases can all be put on Internet auction sites and sold for a bit of much-needed cash. Not all sellers have such innocent motives, however, and the [...]

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USPTO Update on the Global Trademark Form

February 15, 2010 by · Comments Off
Filed under: trademark, Trademark Articles 

Author:  Emily S., William & Mary Intern On September 12, 2009 the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) introduced a new “global trademark form.” This new electronic filing option allows virtually all trademark documents to be filed online; only in very rare cases does any trademark document need to be submitted as a paper copy. [...]

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