Moreno Valley, CA asked in Copyright and Trademark for California

Q: What is the process for making an idea become panted?

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Robert Philip Cogan
Robert Philip Cogan
Answered
  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • San Diego, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: All the information you seek will likely be found at www.USPTO.gov.

Bharath Konda
Bharath Konda
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  • Trademarks Lawyer
  • Minneapolis, MN

A: A patent is a “private [and little public] property right granted by the government in exchange for certain public disclosures that provides the owner with the right to exclude others from practicing the claimed invention for a limited period of time.” Patent for a general utility based patent is awarded for 20 years. Further your idea needs to be patent eligible subject matter, novel, and non-obvious.

Ideas cannot be copyrighted. If you would like to trademark your business name and logo, please check the following web-link: https://affordabletrademarkattorney.com/trademark-faqs/how-to-trademark-a-business-name-phrase-slogan-tagline/

Disclaimer: The response is general in nature and cannot be construed as legal advise. If you would like to have legal advise, then please consult any competent trademark attorney or me privately to discuss your case and establish proper attorney-client relationship.

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