Podcast Series
Tricks of the Trade(mark)

Tricks of the Trade(mark): Former USPTO examiner Erik Pelton shares tips and experiences drawn from two decades of counseling brands for maximum protection and growth.


Episode 140: Do I need a Corporation or a LLC to File a Trademark?

Episode 140: The simple answer is no. You don’t need a corporation or LLC to file but there are some considerations to be made as to whom actually owns the trademark. In this episode, Erik explains some critical items to consider in order to avoid trademark filing complications and even cancellation.

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Episode 136: When is the Right Time to Register a Trademark?

When it comes to applying to register a trademark and protect a brand, sooner is almost always better than later – and applications can be filed at USPTO even prior to use a name commercially. In this episode, Erik provides more info about the timing of trademark applications.

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