Frequently Asked Questions

Intellectual Property Law Answers

We receive many inquiries about patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and various other intellectual property topics. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions. If you have a question that isn't covered here, feel free to give us a call at 1-916-PATENTS (1-916-728-3687).

What do the symbols TM, ® and © mean?
Does Heisler & Associates assist with the marketing of their client’s inventions?
Can I use “patent pending” without having a patent application on file?
Can I trust Mr. Heisler with my sensitive invention information?
Who will write my patent application?
Is an attorney required to obtain patent, trademark or copyright protection?
What is the difference between a patent, a trademark, a copyright and a trade secret?

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