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Patents vs. Trademarks vs. Copyrights

Patents, trademarks, and copyrights are vital intellectual property (IP) tools used by individuals and businesses to distinguish their brands and protect their original works and ideas.
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The Importance of a Prototype

Inventors and designers seeking to patent their creations often ask whether it is necessary to submit a prototype with their application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The answer is generally no, though a prototype may help satisfy the agency’s requirement that patent applications be as detailed and thorough as possible.
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Reasons a Patent May Be Denied

In Fiscal Year 2021, ending September 30, 2021, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) received 650,654 patent applications, down about 3,000 from the year before. In the same year, the USPTO granted 374,006 patents.
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Do More Than Just Patenting Your $1,000,000 Idea to Get Started

Brilliant ideas can come out of nowhere like a bolt of lightning as you consider an unmet consumer need, or they can gradually develop as a result of years of hard work and professional expertise. Once you have the idea for an incredible product, getting a patent may seem like the most important step to take, but it’s not the only step in the complicated process of turning an idea into a money-making product.
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