Bradford LTD to Lead Speed Legal: Starting, Growing & Funding Your Business at Denver Startup Week

Mark your calendars! Denver Startup Week chose our submission – Speed Legal: Starting, Growing & Funding Your Business – for its 2019 event. Leading a team of four other law firms, Aaron Bradford will direct an interactive program – think speed dating for lawyers, but instead of a date, participants will have the opportunity to […]

Automakers: How to Stay Compliant with the EPA and Clean Air Act

As a business owner or an entrepreneur, one of your biggest responsibilities and challenges is to make sure that your company complies with all regulations pertaining to your specific market and industry. A failure to do so may result in fines, loss of consumer’s trust, and serious financial losses. As a result, all the effort […]

Two Alternatives to Formal IP Registration

The advantages of registering intellectual property are unquestionable and evident to every entrepreneur who worked hard to create a successful product or design. However, most IP protection tools – such as patents or trademarks – are also undeniably costly. For example, fees for filing and processing a patent may add up to at least $500. […]

Do You Have Freedom to Operate?

The telegraph, telephone, and lightbulb are just a few examples of inventions that were designed and constructed independently by multiple inventors almost exactly at the same time in history. Out of these three, the telephone is a particularly noteworthy example. The patent for it was reportedly filed by two different engineers – Elisha Gray and […]

3 Tips for Getting Great Ideas Out of Your Employees

For many entrepreneurs and business owners, the professional journey started with a single idea. Whether it was an original design, a new product, or an innovative service, that initial idea was likely the force behind their company’s initial progress and success. If you are an entrepreneur yourself, you likely still remember the weeks – or […]

Trademark Squatting Explained

If you are an ambitious entrepreneur who launched a successful product or service in the U.S., it is likely that you are carefully evaluating the opportunities to expand your business into a new market overseas. Imagine, however, how frustrated you’d feel if, upon trying to register your U.S. trademark in another country, you discovered that […]

New Product Launch? Triage and Protect your IP first!

New product development is the engine of our economy If you are an inventor who is trying to pitch a new, potentially marketable design to investors or manufacturers, you are a facing a complex situation that may feel difficult to maneuver. On one hand, you need to showcase and promote your invention to business entities […]

4 Tips for Protecting Your Company’s Trade Secrets

If you are an accomplished business owner in the manufacturing industry, you likely owe your success to a unique, original invention or an outstanding design. For example, you might have created an innovative product that filled an important market niche. Or maybe you have come up with a way to substantially cut manufacturing costs of […]

Selling Your Products in Europe? Make Sure You’re GDPR Compliant

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a piece of legislation regulating how companies should treat privacy and sensitive data of their customers. It was enacted by the European Parliament in 2016 and entered into force on May 25th, 2018. Even though this law affects primarily EU member states, its ramifications go well beyond European borders. […]

How to Protect Your Intellectual Property in the Automotive Aftermarket

Counterfeit products, stolen designs, or even your trademark registered in another country by an imposter company – if you are a manufacturer in the automotive industry, these are only a few examples of problems you may encounter with regards to enforcing your intellectual property rights. The challenge is there and it is real – the […]