Cleveland Legal Blog

What is a trade secret?

Trade secrets can be any information that has value to your business, is not generally known, and is maintained in secrecy. Information does not need to be technical in nature to qualify for protection. Trade secret subject matter can include customer lists, marketing...

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US Customs Matters

The US Customs and Border Patrol can be used to seize infringing goods at the border before they can make their way into the US market. In order to take advantage of Customs a patent holder must register his patent with them. This does not occur automatically upon...

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Trademark Clearance

In assessing whether a mark is registrable the relevant question is whether it is likely to cause confusion in the market place as to the source of goods or services. Importantly, the standard is NOT whether it is exactly the same as another mark. Registrability is a...

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