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This site is hosted by a Houston patent lawyer dedicated to serving the needs of small business and entrepreneurs in the protection of intellectual property, including copyright and intellectual property on the internet. My practice includes patent applications & trademark applications filing and prosecution.  Provisional patent applications are filed, as well as design patent applications.We offer services focused toward achieving the full…

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FUNDING YOUR INVENTION

For many small businesses, the costs of developing their invention to a marketable stage may be one of the largest obstacles.  Patenting an invention is an additional obstacle and investment.  Each situation is different.  The initial source of capital is typically from one or all of the three “F’s”, the founder (inventor), family, or friends. …

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INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARK PROTECTION AND THE MADRID PROTOCOL

International registration of trademarks is now available through the USPTO under the term of the “Madrid Protocol”, effective for the US as of November 2, 2003. Other countries that are subject of the Protocol are Australia, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Norway, Portugal, the Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, UK…

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