3 Tips for Protecting Your New Product at SEMA

Launching a new product involves lots of creativity and hard work. The lead-up to a trade show like SEMA is exciting. During this time, however, it is essential that you take steps to protect the intellectual property you’ll be proudly displaying at the show. If you don’t, all of your hard work could be for […]

CARB Watch – Performance Sports under the Clean Air Act and CARB

Date: 11.7.2019 Time: 7am – 8:30am Location: Las Vegas Country Club, Boardroom Conference Room 3000 Joe W Brown Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89109 Facilitator: Aaron Bradford, BRADFORD LTD – aaron@apb-law.com As America’s passion for racing grows, aftermarket manufacturers, distributors and retailers are drawing increased scrutiny from the EPA and CARB. Success in this industry requires a deep understanding of the Clean Air Act […]

Intellectual Property Triage: Protecting Your Core Assets in a Global Market

Date: 11.6.2019 Time: 7am – 8:30am Location: Las Vegas Country Club, Boardroom Conference Room 3000 Joe W Brown Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89109 Facilitator: Aaron Bradford, BRADFORD LTD – aaron@apb-law.com Innovation is at the core of any successful automotive aftermarket company. It’s important to know how to triage your innovations to ensure that you secure the proper patent, […]

In a Business Dispute? 3 Ways You Can Avoid Litigation

There are lots of reasons a business owner in the midst of a dispute might want to avoid litigation. Of course, there are situations in which litigation is appropriate and even necessary, but more often managing the dispute out of court is far preferable. Going to court is expensive. And what’s more, a trial may […]

New Trademark Rules: How Will Your Business Be Impacted?

By Cindy N. Pham, Attorney, BRADFORD, LTD. Branding decisions are frequently affected by prior trademark filings – often to the point where a company takes an entirely different path with its business or branding plan. A new rule by the USPTO may change all that.  On August 3, 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark […]

Business Owners: There may be a better way to protect your IP and increase business value

Small business owners and entrepreneurs invest significant capital – and undertake enormous risk – when starting or growing their business. For many, the investment they make in their intellectual property (IP) assets, from trademarks to patents – represents one of the company’s single biggest expenditures beyond the value of their time and experience.  Protecting it […]

3 Tips for IPR Complaints at SEMA

The SEMA show is one of the best places to showcase your new product to the brightest minds and the greatest enthusiast in the automotive industry. However, as is the case with any other major trade show, SEMA can also be a place where innovators clash over intellectual property rights. It is not uncommon for […]

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 […]