The Passé Intellectual Property Blog
COUNTDOWN! NC Idea Foundation- Apply for 10k or 50k!
Now through March 1, 2021, NC Idea Foundation, Advancing Entrepreneurship has opened their Spring 2021 Grants Cycle. Click on the link for more information and to APPLY! https://mailchi.mp/ncidea/newsletter-february-18-2021?e=d5f2e69233
National Inventors’ Day
National Inventors' Day is Thursday, February 11, 2021. President Ronald Reagan first signed National Inventors' Day into declaration on February 11, 1983, which coincides with Thomas Edison's birthday, as a day to recognize and honor past, present, and inspire future...
The Value of Obtaining a Registered(®) Trademark
"A trademark not only provides exclusivity...it also increases in monetary value over time through brand recognition" - Jim Passé, JD, Intellectual Property Attorney
Why Should I File for a Trademark?
Our attorney, Jim Passé advises, "A trademark not only provides exclusivity, it also increases in monetary value over time through use."
Do I Have to Have a Patent Search Done Before Filing a Patent Application?
A search and opinion is not required by law or by our firm, but it is strongly suggested. Without the search and opinion, the patentability and scope of an invention cannot be determined and what the applicant would be entitled to receive, in terms of patent scope,...
Do I Really Need a Patent Attorney?
Do I really need a Patent Attorney? The success rate of inventors attempting to file their own patent applications is very low compared to the success in obtaining meaningful patent protection using an experienced patent lawyer. The reason being is that there are...
Petroleum Tec Receives U.S. Patent
Congratulations to Mr. R. Grooms, owner of Petroleum Tec, who received a U.S. Patent through Passé IP on July 7, 2020 for his invention titled FUEL CLEANING SYSTEM! http://www.petroleumtec.com/
What is the difference between a patent, a trademark, and a copyright?
A patent protects an idea such as a product, method, system, design, or the like, from others making, using, selling, or importing it. A traditional trademark protects a name or logo from others using it to market their own goods or services. A copyright protects...
RTP Inventor’s Guild Monthly Meetup
(Temporarily Cancelled due to COVID-19) Patent attorney Jim Passe organizes this monthly meetup. Join local inventors to discuss topics related to innovation and new products, such as how to protect your ideas, introduce them to the market, and get financing. These...
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