Counseling Clients About the Perils and Pitfalls of Do-It-Yourself IP

This presentation discusses several issues that may arise when engaging in do-it-yourself patent or trademark protection.  The presentation focuses on provisional patent applications, improperly written patent applications, failing to adequately select an enforceable trademark, failure to meet USPTO trademark requirements, and failure to complete or maintain a trademark registration.

Klemchuk LLP is an Intellectual Property (IP), Technology, Internet, and Business law firm located in Dallas, TX.  The firm offers comprehensive legal services including litigation and enforcement of all forms of IP as well as registration and licensing of patents, trademarks, trade dress, and copyrights.  The firm also provides a wide range of technology, Internet, e-commerce, and business services including business planning, formation, and financing, mergers and acquisitions, business litigation, data privacy, and domain name dispute resolution.  Additional information about the IP law firm and its IP law attorneys may be found at

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Kirby B. Drake