Utah Patent Law, Utah Trademark Law, and Utah Copyright Law
Goucher Patent Law, PLLC, is a patent law firm in Salt Lake City, Utah owned and operated by Tyler R. Goucher. As a Salt Lake City Patent Attorney I counsel in all areas of patent, trademark and copyright acquisition as well as licensing and intellectual property litigation. I have helped hundreds of artists, musicians, small businesses and independent inventors with patent, trademark and copyright services. I keep my overhead low to provide you with the intellectual property protection you need at a price you can afford. With a law office located in Salt Lake City, Utah, I serve clients located from Ogden to Provo including clients in Layton and Park City. I am also available to assist inventors and business owners throughout the country in patent, trademark and copyright acquisition, licensing and litigation.
As a registered Patent Attorney practicing in Salt Lake City I help inventors in Utah and throughout the United States obtain patent protection for new products or ideas. My clients include garage inventors, small entities and large national and multinational corporations.
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As a Salt Lake City Trademark Attorney I help businesses and entrepreneurs in Utah and throughout the United States obtain trademark protection for their business names. My clients include small entities and large national and multinational corporations.
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As a Salt Lake City Copyright Attorney I help authors, artists and musicians throughout the United States and even world wide obtain copyright protection for their literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and other intellectual works, both published and unpublished.
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In assessing the patentability of any particular invention, I suggest conducting your own preliminary prior art search on the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) website to make sure your idea is novel and nonobvious. Google also maintains a patent database which may be easier to search but which is typically not as up-to-date as the USPTO site. Searching the USPTO or Google is free and will help you decide whether to enlist my services.
For those with the funds, I can arrange a prior art search to be conducted on your behalf. In certain circumstances, where the inventor is confident that their invention is new, useful and nonobvious, I can draft and file an application with the USPTO without conducting a prior art search.
A Provisional Patent Application is a legal document filed with the USPTO that establishes a filing date. A Provisional Patent Application must be followed by a Utility Patent Application within one year or the inventor will lose the filing date established by the Provisional Patent Application. As a Salt Lake City Patent Attorney registered to practice at before the USPTO I can draft and file a Provisional Patent Application with the USPTO on your behalf.
A Utility or Non-Provisional Patent application is a patent application filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office that is not a Provisional Patent Application. The filing of a Utility Patent Application is a prerequisite to obtaining a patent in the United States. As a Salt Lake City Patent Attorney registered to practice at before the USPTO I can draft and file a Utility Patent Application with the USPTO on your behalf.
In the United States, a Design Patent protects the ornamental design of a functional item. Examples of articles for which Design Patents have issued include jewelry, furniture, beverage containers, and computer icons. As a Salt Lake City Patent Attorney registered to practice at before the USPTO I can draft and file a Design Patent Application with the USPTO on your behalf.
To get started with trademark protection, I suggest you conduct or authorize a name availability search to be conducted on your behalf. Trademark searches can be performed on www.uspto.gov. While a name availability search is not a prerequisite to obtaining trademark protection in the United States, it does have several benefits. First, this search and opinion will help you assess whether your mark is clear for use or registration before spending additional sums to register such mark. Additionally, this search and opinion may be used to avoid infringement of existing trademarks. Finally, by conducting a name availability search, certain statutory enhanced damages may be avoided in the event of a subsequent trademark infringement lawsuit.
A trademark, trade mark, or trade-mark is a distinctive sign or indicator used by an individual, business organization, or other legal entity to identify for consumers that the products or services on or with which the trademark appears originate from a unique source, designated for a specific market, and to distinguish the trademark holders products or services from those of other entities. I can assist individuals and businesses in obtaining trademark protection.