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Patent Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What kinds of inventions can be protected?
2. What protection does a patent offer?
3. What rights does a patent owner have?
4. What role does USPTO play in the filing of my patent?
5. Are there any state government agencies that can help me in developing and marketing of my invention?
6. Will the USPTO advise me as to whether a certain patent promotion organization is reliable and trustworthy?
7. If two or more persons work together to make an invention, to whom will the patent be granted?
8. If a first person furnishes all of the ideas to make an invention and a second person employs the first person or furnishes the money for building and testing the invention, should the patent application be filed by the first and second persons jointly?
9. How can a patent be obtained worldwide?
10. What do I have to do to apply for a European patent?
11. How long does the grant procedure take?
12. Should I file a national, European or international application?

*Questions and answers selected from articles published by the USPTO. To read the entire article, please visit the USPTO website.
** This information was provided by WIPO and EPO. Click to access the WIPO website
and the EPO website

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Trademark Frequently Asked Questions:

13. What is a trademark or service mark?
14. What is a collective mark?
15. What is a certification mark?
16. What is trademark dilution?
17. Why register a trademark?
18. How long does it take for a trademark application to be approved?
19. How long do trademarks last?
20. Are trademark rights transferable?
21. Are internet domain names trademarks?
22. What are the benefits of federal trademark registration?
23. What types of trademarks can be registered??
24. What is a generic mark?
25. What is a descriptive mark?

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Trade Dress Frequently Asked Questions:

26. What is Trade Dress?
27. What Trade Dress is Protectable?
28. How Can I Protect My Trade Dress?

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Logo Frequently Asked Questions

29. What is a logo?
30. As a business owner, do I need a logo?
31. How do I register my logo?

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Copyright Frequently Asked Questions

32. Why file for copyright registration?
33. What is a copyright?
34. What does a copyright protect?
35. How is a copyright different from a patent or a trademark?
36. When is my work protected?
37. Why should I register my work if copyright protection is automatic?
38. How long does copyright last?
39. Can I copyright my website?
40. Can I copyright my domain name?
41. How do I copyright a name, title, slogan, or logo?
42. Does my work have to be published to be protected?
43. Why should I register my work with the U.S. Copyright Office?
44. How do I register a copyright?
45. How do I enforce my copyright or stop someone from using my copyrighted material?

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Internet & New Media Frequently Asked Questions

46. How does a business obtain a domain name?
47. Does a business need to search to see if a desired domain name is protected by a trademark or used as a trade name before obtaining the domain name?
48. Can a website owner protect its domain name?
49. Can an individual or business own an Internet domain name that is the same as an existing trademark?
50. What is “cybersquatting” and what can I do to prevent it?
51. What must a trademark or service mark owner show to win a case against a cybersquatter?

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Domain Frequently Asked Questions

52. What is a domain name?
53. What is the policy for registering a domain name?
54. Do I have trademark rights as the owner of a domain name?
55. Where do I look to find the owner of a domain name?

*Questions and answers selected from articles published by the chillingeffects.org. To read the entire article, please visit chilling effects.org website.

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Fashion Law Frequently Asked Questions

56. What is fashion?
57. What is fashion law?
58. What is a fashion trademark?
59. Why register a fashion trademark?
60. Is a fashion trademark necessary?
61. How long does it take for an application for a fashion trademark to be approved?
62. How long do fashion trademarks last?
63. Are fashion trademark rights transferable?
64. Do I need an attorney to file my fashion trademark?
65. Is registration for a fashion trademark expensive?

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Landlord Tenant Frequently Asked Questions

66. What is a lease agreement?
67. What is a month-to-month rental agreement?
68. Must rental agreements be in writing?
69. What happens if I violate the terms of agreement?
70. Can I change a written agreement?
71. Do I owe any money besides rent?
72. What are the tenant’s responsibilities?
73. What are the landlord/owner’s responsibilities?
74. What are the tenant’s rights?
75. What are the landlord/owner’s rights?
76. What can I do if the property remains unlivable?
77. Who should make repairs in my home?
78. Can the owner come into my home without asking me?
79. What happens when my lease runs out?
80. What is an unlawful detainer case?
81. Can the owner lock me out of my rented property?
82. What can I do if I lose an eviction suit?
83. How can I find out if a unit is rent-controlled?
84. What should I do if my tenant seems to have moved out?
85. Can a tenant sue a landlord for trying to evict him or her?
86. What if I lived at the property but my name is not listed on the court papers as a tenant?
87. What happens when the tenant works for the landlord?
88. What happens if there is a foreclosure on the rental unit?

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Business & Investment Based Immigration Frequently Asked Questions

General Employment Visas:

89. What steps must an employer take to sponsor a foreign national for full-time, permanent employment in the U.S.?
90. What is the PERM process?
91. What is a Form I-9 and do I need to fill one out?
92. What type of work may foreign nationals perform on temporary work visas?
93. What is the government organization that oversees an individual’s immigration status?
94. What steps need to be taken to employ foreign nationals for temporary work?
95. How long do employment based visas take to process?

Specialty Visas:

96. Who qualifies for an EB-5 Visa?
97. For EB1 Visas, what are the restrictions on types of businesses in which investment must be made?
98. What is a H-1B Visa?
99. What is the difference between an L-1A and L-1B Visa?

 
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Estate Planning Frequently Asked Questions

100. What is estate planning?
101. Do I need estate planning?
102. How do I begin estate planning?
103. What does my estate include?
104. Can I name alternative beneficiaries?
105. Who should be my executor or trustee?
106. How should I provide for my minor children?
107. Will my beneficiaries’ inheritance be taxed?
108. Does the way in which I hold title make a difference?
109. What is probate?
110. What is a will?
111. Are there various kinds of wills?
112. What is a revocable living trust?
113. What other kinds of trusts are there?
114. How do I know if a trust is right for me?
115. What is trust administration?
116. What are the steps of trust administration?
117. What is the role of the trustee?
118. If I have a living trust, do I still need a will?
119. What is the difference between a will and a revocable living trust?
120. Are there other ways of leaving property?
121. What happens if I become unable to care for myself?
122. Who should help me with my estate planning documents?

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Probate Administration & Litigation Frequently Asked Questions

123. What is probate?
124. When can a will be contested?
125. What type of assets are typically non-probate assets?
126. Can an executor or trustee be removed?
127. Isn’t estate planning just for the rich? If my estate is not worth much, do I still need an estate plan?
128. What is the executor’s job?
129. What is the guardian’s job?
130. What is the trustee’s job?
131. Can I purchase estate planning for my grown children?

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Trusts & Trust Administration Frequently Asked Questions

132. What is a trust?
133. What is the difference between a trust and a will?
134. What kinds of trusts are available?
135. What is the difference between a revocable and irrevocable trust?
136. Do I need a living trust?
137. How could a living trust be helpful if I become incapacitated?
138. How are my assets put into my living trust?
139. Will a living trust help reduce estate taxes?
140. Will I have to file an income tax return for my living trust?
141. What is trust administration?
142. What are the steps of trust administration?
143. What is the role of the trustee?
144. If I have a living trust, do I still need a will?
145. Who should help me draft my trust?

*Some of the questions and answers have been selected from articles published by the State Bar of California. To read the entire article, please visit their Pamphlets page.

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Wills Frequently Asked Questions

146. What is a will?
147. Are there various kinds of wills?
148. What if I do not have a will?
149. I already have a will. What are my next steps?
150. What if my assets pass to a trust after my death?
151. Can I change or revoke my will?
152. How are the provisions of a will carried out?
153. Who should know about my will?
154. How can a lawyer help?

*Some of the questions and answers have been selected from articles published by the State Bar of California. To read the entire article, please visit their Pamphlets page.

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Family Law Frequently Asked Questions

155. What are the benefits of mediation?
156. What is the role of a mediator?
157. Does divorce mediation really work?
158. Who should NOT mediate?
159. How long does mediation take?
160. How much does mediation cost?
161. How do I choose between Mediation or Collaborative Law?
162. What is the difference between mediation and litigation?

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Wang IP Law Group, P.C. is a Los Angeles based full service legal firm that specializes in intellectual property law (patent, trademark, copyright, and licensing agreement), business and commercial litigation, and a wide range of other legal matters including immigration, real estate, and landlord/tenant cases. Our multilingual attorneys represent clients from all over California and internationally from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, and Israel.

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