Legal Essentials for Authors and Writers

March 8, 2016

Many writers are focused on writing their books, but do not think about the legal aspects that writers need to understand, protect, and maximize the value of their rights.  This book discusses:

  • What is a Copyright?
  • Why do I, an author, need one?
  • How do I get one?
  • What are the Advantages of Copyright Registration?
  • What is the Fair Use Doctrine and how does it apply to my book?
  • What is a Trademark and how does it apply to my book?
  • Should I have a written contract when dealing with printers, publishing companies, editors, graphic designers, etc.?
  • What is the difference between a Memorandum of Understanding and a Contract?

“Legal Essentials for Authors and Writers” was designed by Attorney Karmen A. Booker with authors and writers in mind.  Be sure to get your Copy NOW – $9.99.

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I am an Attorney and Business Consultant.  I have a business consulting firm – Compu-Perfect Professional Services, which has been providing the following services for 20 years:

  • Business Formation (Corporations, Limited Liability Companies and Nonprofit Organizations)
  • Contract Drafting and Reviewing
  • Trademark Search and Registration
  • Completion of the 501(c)(3) application for nonprofit organizations
  • Grant Research and Writing
  • Business Plan Writing
  • Editing

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Benefits of Trademarks

June 10, 2015

Your brand is your identity and an important part of your marketing strategy. Having a federally registered trademark increases your credibility in your market, and enables you to prevent others from using your mark or a mark similar to yours in a manner that could harm your business.  The Benefits of Trademark Registration are:

  • Federally registered trademarks are protected throughout the United States rather than in one state.
  • Federal registration provides evidence that you own your trademark.  If you ever sue someone for trademark infringement, this fact will save you a great deal of time and legal fees.
  • You will be able to file suit in federal court rather than state court.
  • As an owner of a federally registered trademark, you are entitled to “treble damages”, which means you can recover three times your actual damages from the trademark infringer.
  • You may also be able to recover any profits that the defendant earned while infringing your trademark, as well as any attorneys fees you incur during litigation.
  • Federal registration provides nationwide “constructive notice” to others that the registered trademark belongs to you. If your trademark is infringed, the infringer cannot defend his conduct by arguing he did not know about your trademark.
  • After five years, federally registered trademarks become “incontestable”.  That is, your exclusive right to use the trademark is conclusively established, making it extremely difficult for another party to challenge your trademark.
  • Your trademark rights can last indefinitely, as long as you comply with the necessary procedures for renewing your trademark.

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The process of trademark and design registration doesn’t need to be expensive or confusing. Karmen A. Booker of Compu-Perfect Professional Services can make the registration applications on your behalf, and we can provide full support issues such as:

  • Advice on suitability and registrability of names, logos and designs
  • Searches against intended names and logos and checking on availability
  • Advice on selecting appropriate classes of goods and services for registration

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Karmen A. Booker is an Attorney, Business Consultant and Chief Consultant for Compu-Perfect Professional Services, a business consulting firm specializing in business incorporation, establishing limited liability companies, contract drafting & reviewing, and more.  CALL ATTORNEY BOOKER at (301) 408-1082.

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Trademarks are Essential for Your Business

May 12, 2014

Establishing a strong brand is important to business success and a trademark can become one of your company’s most valuable assets.

If your company, however, has not taken the steps to ensure that its name and any other trademarks are available for use, it may be forced to stop using a mark or worse yet, change its name. This could be devastating to business, especially after much time and equity has been put into building a brand.

Additionally, once it is determined that these names and/or marks are available, protecting the brand is of equal importance. Many small businesses overlook these important steps in creating and securing their brand.
Your brand is your identity and an important part of your marketing strategy. Having a federally registered trademark increases your credibility in your market, and enables you to prevent others from using your mark or a mark similar to yours in a manner that could harm your business.

Some Benefits of Trademark Registration are:

• Federally registered trademarks are protected throughout the United States rather than in one state.

• Federal registration provides evidence that you own your trademark. If you ever sue someone for trademark infringement, this fact will save you a great deal of time and legal fees.

• As an owner of a federally registered trademark, you are entitled to “treble damages”, which means you can recover three times your actual damages from the trademark infringer.

• You may also be able to recover any profits that the defendant earned while infringing your trademark, as well as any attorneys fees you incur during litigation.

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The process of trademark and design registration doesn’t need to be expensive or confusing.  Attorney Karmen A. Booker of Compu-Perfect Professional Services can complete the registration application on your behalf.   I am offering a $50 Discount.   CALL Attorney Booker at  (301) 408-1082.

Attorney Booker has been providing the following services for 20 years:

• Business formation (Corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLC’s) and Nonprofit Organizations)
• Contract Drafting and Reviewing
• Trademark Search and Registration
• Completion of the 501(c)(3) application for nonprofit organizations
• Grant Research and Writing
• Estate Planning

(Please view my website at http://www.compuperfect.net/ and www.kbooker.wordpress.com).
Call me at (301) 408-1082 or email me at kbooker533@gmail.com so that I can help you “Move on the Road to Greater Business Success”.


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December 21, 2013

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* A Business Consultant will be able to give a fresh perspective about your business, which in turn will help your company move in a direction that will yield optimum efficiency
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* A Business Consultant will identify problem areas and help you design solutions that will correct or eliminate these problem areas.

* A Business Consultant will help the business owner have more time to devote to other business aspects such as product development and employee training, which will in turn help alleviate some of the stress of day-to-day business activities and procedures.

* A Business Consultant will listen.

A BUSINESS CONSULTANT will help you make your dreams come true.  Attorney Karmen A. Booker has a business / nonprofit consulting firm – Compu-Perfect Professional Services, which has been providing the following services for 18 years:

  • Business formation (Corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLC’s) and Nonprofit Organizations)
  • Business Plan Writing
  • Contract Drafting and Reviewing
  • Trademark Search and Registration
  • Completion of the 501(c)(3) application for nonprofit organizations
  • Grant Research and Writing

 

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What is a Trademark?

February 21, 2011

What is a trademark?

A trademark includes any word, name, symbol, or device, or any combination, used, or intended to be used, in commerce to identify and distinguish the goods of one manufacturer or seller from goods manufactured or sold by others, and to indicate the source of the goods. In short, a trademark is a brand name.

What is a service mark?

A service mark is any word, name, symbol, device, or any combination, used, or intended to be used, in commerce, to identify and distinguish the services of one provider from services provided by others, and to indicate the source of the services.

What is a certification mark?

A certification mark is any word, name, symbol, device, or any combination, used, or intended to be used, in commerce with the owner’s permission by someone other than its owner, to certify regional or other geographic origin, material, mode of manufacture, quality, accuracy, or other characteristics of someone’s goods or services, or that the work or labor on the goods or services was performed by members of a union or other organization.

Do I have to register my trademark?

No, but federal registration has several advantages, including notice to the public of the registrant’s claim of ownership of the mark, a legal presumption of ownership nationwide, and the exclusive right to use the mark on or in connection with the goods or services set forth in the registration.

What are the benefits of federal trademark registration?

1. Constructive notice nationwide of the trademark owner’s claim.
2. Evidence of ownership of the trademark.
3. Jurisdiction of federal courts may be invoked.
4. Registration can be used as a basis for obtaining registration in foreign countries.
5. Registration may be filed with U.S. Customs Service to prevent importation of infringing foreign goods.

When is it proper to use the federal registration symbol (the letter R enclosed within a circle — ® — with the mark.

The federal registration symbol may be used once the mark is actually registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Even though an application is pending, the registration symbol may not be used before the mark has actually become registered. The federal registration symbol should only be used on goods or services that are the subject of the federal trademark registration. [Note: Several foreign countries use the letter R enclosed within a circle to indicate that a mark is registered in that country. Use of the symbol by the holder of a foreign registration may be proper.]

What constitutes interstate commerce?

For goods, “Interstate commerce” involves sending the goods across state lines with the mark displayed on the goods or the packaging for the goods. With services, “interstate commerce” involves offering a service to those in another state or rendering a service which affects interstate commerce (e.g. restaurants, gas stations, hotels, etc.).

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Karmen A. Booker is an Attorney, Business Consultant and Chief Consultant for Compu-Perfect Professional Services, a business consulting firm specializing in business incorporation, establishing limited liability companies, contract drafting & reviewing, and more.  CALL ATTORNEY BOOKER at (301) 408-1082. View her website at www.compuperfect.net

She is also the author of “Business Tips” Report where you will discover tips that will put you on the Road to Business Success, Tips for creating and implementing a marketing plan, and more. This report and other books she has authored are available for online purchase at www.kbooker.wordpress.com by clicking on the respective report and book covers on the right sidebar of the blog site.