Monthly Archives: October 2013


Can I File a Trademark Application Myself?

When individuals start a new business, they try to save costs by filing their trademark applications themselves and without the assistance of trademark counsel.  In 100% of the cases I have reviewed where the trademark applicant does not hire a trademark attorney, the trademark applicant makes a fatal flaw. I am contacted almost daily by individuals who […]

By | 2017-05-18T18:53:19+00:00 October 30th, 2013|Trademarks|Comments Off on Can I File a Trademark Application Myself?


Who isn’t familiar with a t-shirt cannon and the advantages that it provides?  Before the t-shirt cannon, a cheerleader would hurl a t-shirt as far into the stands as she could.  However, even the strongest cheerleader had limited distance and accuracy, with many shirts traveling just a few rows up.  Then came the t-shirt cannon.  By modifying a paintball gun, cheerleaders can now launch shirts up to 500 feet into the stands. Inventors in Florida appear to be busy developing modifications to the well known t-shirt cannon.  In one particular example, a company modified the t-shirt cannon for delivering a life preserver.[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][1]  The mechanics appear to be very similar to that of the well known t-shirt cannon. However, it has some interesting new features. For example, […]

By | 2017-05-18T18:53:19+00:00 October 28th, 2013|Patents, What's Patenting in Florida|Comments Off on WHAT’S PATENTING IN FLORIDA #1

Extend Your IP Monopoly

Extending Your IP Monopoly Forever The way the laws are setup today, many businesses can effectively extend their rights in a design forever.  Patents laws were put in place to promote the disclosure of innovation.  There is also a competing theory that patent laws are in place to reward individuals for their commercial contributions to society.  In comparison, trademarks are […]

By | 2017-05-18T18:53:19+00:00 October 24th, 2013|Patents, Trademarks|Comments Off on Extend Your IP Monopoly