When you are famous, or the child of a famous person, your name can be a precious asset that must be protected.  American and global laws and regulations allow people to register any name, graphic, jingle, color or other sensorial stimuli as a trademark subject to meeting certain criteria. Those registrations must be associated with a specific product or service and not in conflict with other owners. For a singer, that can be an easy
You are excited about your new business. You have great products and people love your service. Most likely the main value of your business will be your company and products brands. Just like a child’s name, you want to pick a brand not only that you will like, but that will convey your business message and that you will be able to protect..The purpose of a trademark is to identify the source of a product or

Recap CES 2017, ready for CES 2018!!!

Posted by javiervallesf on February 2, 2017
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Entrance at the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 2017 Thank you CES 2017, See you soon CES 2018!!! Another CES came and went. As I always say, CES is where you go to peek into the future. Evolution of any kind, be biological, geological or technological, is a slow process. It has taken at least ten years for autonomous cars to be center stage. The technology that makes autonomous driving possible has been around for

Protect How Your Ideas Look and Feel

Posted by javiervallesf on December 26, 2016
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You have an idea. Now what? In the United States inventions are covered by patents. The characteristics of the invention will determine the patent type you should apply for. Design patents cover the ornamental, non functional features of a product. A design patent is appropriate for products that are to be commercialized. If it is for a one of a kind creation, like a piece of art, a copyright may be appropriate. Utility patents are
Este año, 2016, tuve la fortuna de participar en la conferencia INCMTY. Como el nombre lo indica el evento se llevo a cabo en la Cd. de Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, México, y tiene un enfoque de negocios. Piensen en un South by Southwest Latino. Es el evento de startups y emprendedores más grande del mundo de habla castellana y reunió en esta ocasión a más de 10,000 personas.Como era de esperarse la mayoría de las personas
In our firm we deal with a lot of clients that are trying their hand at the American dream. Sometimes they go ahead and do a number of things to advance their business projects, such as create products, come up with brand names, sign contracts, etc. Some may have been operating their business for years. Then they hear about incorporating their business and come to ask us what they should do and why.In a nutshell