• Posts by William Borchard
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    Bill advises on domestic and international trademark matters at the highest level.  His practice consists of counseling clients and handling domestic and international trademark and copyright matters including clearance ...

Posted in Trademarks

How you can identify a “merely informational matter” and what you can do if it is refused registration.

Posted in Trademarks

It is possible to register something other than a word, slogan or logo as a trademark in the U.S.

The rules for using intellectual property as collateral can be counter-intuitive.

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The Community Trade Mark ("CTM") has had significant regulatory changes including, since March 23, 2016, being called the European Union Trade Mark ("EUTM").

Posted in Copyrights

Recipe protection is rare but possible.

Parody involves copyright and trademark considerations.

Tags: Parody
Posted in Designs

European design protection may be faster, cheaper and better than trademark protection under some circumstances.

When, why and how you should conduct an IP audit.

Tags: Audits
Posted in Copyrights

Here is a simplified explanation of the mysterious Creative Commons license notices or icons you sometimes see with electronic or printed copyrighted material.

Tags: Licensing
Posted in Trademarks

Technical use requirements differ for trademarks and service marks.

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