How much Does it Cost to File a Patent and Do a Search?

"What's the average cost of having a patent attorney file your patent and do a search?" Great question. Average cost... I actually haven't done a market survey, I'll just tell you some of our fees. Okay, so for a patentability search with a legal opinion and patent application all bundled, you're looking...

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Can I use a Pen Name on my Trademark App?

Is it fraud on the USPTO to sign a trademark application with a pen name? I have a business and I wish to register a trademark in the company name. However, at this time, I don't have an attorney, and I have to file the application myself. Would it be fraud to...

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Can Another Patent Attorney Take Over My Case Mid-Way?

Yes, you can switch patent attorneys whenever you want. We do it quite often, where we'll help out and take over. It's common, unfortunately, in the legal industry for inventors, I mean not just men, anyone that's using legal services in a traditional type of law firm, communication sucks, it's not great....

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Bold Bites: Autio’s $20M Valuation (A Shark Tank Critique)

Hi Sharks, my name is Woody Sears, and I'm a travel fanatic from Santa Barbara, California. Today, I'm here seeking $1 million in exchange for 5% equity in my company.

When my family and I take road trips, we find ourselves asking a lot of questions about the places...

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Should I use the “R” Symbol on My Drawings or Artwork?

Question: Can I use the circle R (®) registered trademark symbol in a drawing? I'm drawing a fictional hypothetical product that may be a registered trademark in that fictional universe but does not exist in real life. Should I avoid using the registered R symbol in this drawing?

Answer:...

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IP 101: The Basics of Patent, Trademark, Copyright, and Trade Secrets

Hey everyone, welcome to the Bold Inventor Show! I'm JD Houvener, your host. I'm a patent attorney, but just to make sure I include the disclaimer: I'm not your attorney, and we're not your law firm at this point.

Let's talk patents right out of the gate. What is...

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Can I use an Exclamation Mark ! Instead of an “I” for Trademark?

J.D. Houvener: They want to use an exclamation mark in the name, like replacing the "i" with it. For example, "Yes! Home St!ck" instead of "Yes Home Stick." What do you think about that?

Matt Kulseth: That's a great idea! From a trademark standpoint, you can definitely do that....

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Can I Register “Slap My Momma” with the USPTO?

I'm in the USA, starting a new business, and I think the name I want to use is very similar to an already registered mark. I'm curious if those who know could weigh in on the name I want to use. Please note this is not the actual business name, but these...

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Bold Brands: Featuring Bouji Bean Coffee

Welcome to the Bolden Vener show. I'm JD Houvener, your host, co-hosted with Matt Kulseth.

Matt, good day.

That's me, hello! Oh man, all right, how are you today? What's going on?

I'm doing great, man. I'm still, uh, digging out from like...

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Can I Add an Addendum to TM or Patent After Filing?

If I submit an application for a standard mark which is now pending, great. Can I submit an addendum for additional goods and services? For example, my standard mark application shows a can of beans, but I also want the goods and services of a bicycle tire. Can I submit an...

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How I Got “Trademark Pending” Status

Well, perfect. Okay, so first question right out of the gate, this one should be pretty straightforward, classic. The main subject is how long does it take to get a pending status? Okay, so let's get into that. I'll put the full question here up in the comments. I've got a...

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Can I Change My Trademark After Filing?

Here's a large one: if I submit an application for a standard mark which is now pending, great. Can I submit an addendum for additional goods and services? For example, my standard mark application shows a can of beans, but I also want the goods and services of a bicycle tire....

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What’s the Difference? Patent Prosecution vs Patent Litigation

Everyone, did you know that there's a big difference between patent prosecution and patent litigation? Hi, I'm J.D. Houvener, owner and founder here at Bold Patents Law Firm, and we're going to go through the differences between prosecution and litigation when it comes to patenting and what you can...

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Is “Montana Made” a Good Trademark?

Hey gents, I'm starting to sell whatever I happen to find in demand on Amazon. I want to trademark my products with "Montana Made" - my name is Montana. Uh oh, I'm designing the goods. Uh oh. There's a guy named Montana. Maybe he lives in Montana? I...

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Can I File a Patent on Someone Else’s Invention?

The Question:

“I know someone who has an invention idea that is very good, although I don't think he's patented it. The idea is very good, not not the person, it's just sitting on it. I think he's drawn designs up and has files on a...

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Should I use “TM” or the “R” for my Trademark?

JD: On this question, I'll bring it into the chat. This is the old symbol question. So if you trademark your business name, which you don't necessarily have to do, can you use the (R) symbol on your logo once it's approved, noting the logo is a stylized version of the trademark...

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Is 20 Months a Normal Wait Time for the USPTO?

JD:So here this one could be another question. “Hi everyone, I submitted several patent applications last year - gosh! Alright, avid inventor - and they are all still in the OPAP (office of patent application processing) art unit without having been given to an examiner. The estimated first action is five months,...

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Can I Revive my Abandoned Patent Application after 20 Years?

I’ll put this here into the comments and again keep those live questions going I’ll monitor the chat. So this one is, “What does my mother need to do to reactivate an abandoned US Patent that she is the originator of? She did not receive any notification that the patent had expired....

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How do I Get Common Law Trademark Rights?

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JD: So I'll read off the question here. If I sell on Amazon Marketplace using a common law trademark name, is the common law mark applicable to everywhere Amazon sells? I have successfully sold books to most states for 15...

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Bold Take: Beard Head vs Beardo Law Suit on Design Patent Infringement

Good afternoon everybody. I am JD lawyer host of The Bold Inventor Show and that is what this is. I’m a patent attorney and I own Bold Patents Law Firm you see behind me. We help investors and entrepreneurs move forward with their inventions, trademarks and innovations - help them protect that...

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Bold Bites: Shark Tank Critique of Beard Head Novelty Costume Beards

First, I have a very important question I must ask you - which one of you Sharks will join me and take Beard Head to create the perfect storm of success? Sample time now, all right, here we go. Thank you David. This one is going to be for you. Get that...

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Can a Patent Examiner do a Second Search?

Okay, so this question is from Needham, Massachusetts. It's about the USPTO examiners. I’ll put the question up here. Maybe this is related to something you’re working on as well.

"When can an examiner do additional prior art search? I received what’s called a non-final rejection, which I think...

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I Invented the Suds n’ Duds LIVE on Air!

So as the title, uh, says, we’re going to be inventing live, inventing live. So we’ll take the first half of the show, Matt, and we’re gonna come up with something, we’re gonna invent something on the fly on air. Um, it’s a little bit awkward. I mean, I don’t know where...

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Bold Bites: We Critique a Colossal Chat GPT Fail by an Attorney

Can you tell me about a lawyer who around and found out? I'm sorry, I can’t find the information. I’m only up to date through 2021. I have the information right here. Oh, so AI is going to replace lawyers? Well, not anytime soon because it finally happened. We’ve had our...

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Bold Attorney, Austin Houvener, Partner in CA Boutique Litigation Firm

Good afternoon, everybody! Welcome to the Bold Lawyers show. I'm Matt, and with me is Matt. Good afternoon! I was sorry, I choked on my mustache. Goodness sakes, um, so good to have you guys all here. We're live across Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube. This week, we got Facebook back, which is...

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