How is a trademark different from a patent?

It is not uncommon for new inventors to ask questions about the type of protection they should seek with a new idea or invention.  Here is some basic information on the types of protections you may consider. An Intellectual Property Right (IPR) is a right given to a person over the creation of their intellect or mind. IPRs include patents, trademarks and copyrights, and are governed by the US Patent and ...

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Did you know? The first tourist attraction corn maze was created in 1993 in Annville, Pennsylvania

Corn mazes are fall-favorite attractions among both children and adults. Many are based on artistic designs such as characters from movies and appear in many different designs. Some mazes are even created to tell stories or to portray a particular theme. Most have a path which goes all around the whole pattern, either to end in the middle or to come back out again, with various false trails diverging from ...

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Did you know? The earliest known golf match was played over 700 years ago in the year 1297

In Loenen (Netherlands) on February 26, 1297, the first recorded game of golf was played with a carved stick and small leather ball. The winner was whoever hit the ball with the least number of strokes into a target several hundred yards away. The game evolved over the next few centuries and most sports historian credit the modern game of golf to Scottish origins. The first documented mention of golf in ...

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UIA Inventor Spotlight Showcase at the New “Made in America” Show

InventionHome is pleased to announce that the United Inventors Association (UIA) will be hosting an “Inventors Spotlight” area at the 2019 Made In America Show. This first-ever exposition and celebratory event solely focusing on U.S. manufacturing and products made in the USA, will take place at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, October 3-6, 2019. If your goal is to produce your product in the America, you won’t want to miss ...

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How to Earn Royalties On Your Invention

We’ve all heard of inventions that have sold millions of units like Proactiv, Bowflex, Ped Egg, Snuggie and the George Foreman Grill, but what does it take to license an idea for royalties? If you are not familiar with the term “license”, think of it as a way of renting your invention as opposed to selling your invention. If you are not in a position to develop, manufacture and sell your invention ...

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Fitness, Health, or Wellness Inventions Wanted for 2019 FIBO USA Tradeshow

InventionHome is excited to help the United Inventors Association (UIA) launch an Inventors Spotlight section at the upcoming FIBO USA tradeshow. FIBO USA is the latest edition of the world’s largest fitness, health, and wellness event. It is slated for October 17-19, 2019 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Florida. The Inventors Spotlight area provides a unique platform where inventors can introduce their fitness inventions to industry influencers ...

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QVC and HSN Open Submissions for “The Big Find” Nationwide Search in Beauty and Fashion

InventionHome is pleased to share that QVC and HSN have just launched “The Big Find”, a nationwide search to discover the next big brand or unique product in beauty, fashion, accessories, and jewelry. The submission process offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to submit their product and share their story via video entry. “We’re looking for entrepreneurs who are passionate about their products, have great stories to tell, and are engaging storytellers,” said ...

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Did you know? The Windows operating system was first created and released to the public in the 1980s

The first independent version of Microsoft Windows, version 1.0, was released on November 20, 1985. Despite achieving little popularity with the general public, Bill Gates and Microsoft continued to develop new features to the system. With the release of Windows 95 on August 24, 1995, Microsoft grew immensely in popularity due to the ease of use and innovation while using personal computers. Newer versions such as Windows 7 and Windows 10 ...

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InventionHome Provides Support to National Tradeshows Hosting Inventor Sections

Over the years InventionHome has been pleased to be an ongoing sponsor at the national tradeshows that offer special sections for inventors. Currently these include the International Home + Housewares Show, the National Hardware Show, and the PGA Merchandise Show. And new for Fall 2019 we are partnering with FIBO Global Fitness USA to initiate their very first Inventors Spotlight at the latest edition of the world’s largest event for ...

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InventionHome Teams with QVC and HSN on Upcoming Nationwide Product Search

If you have a beauty and fashion product, it could be the next great discovery at QVC and HSN. InventionHome is pleased to play a supporting role in QVC and HSN’s launch of “The Big Find”, a nationwide search to discover the next big brand or unique product in beauty, fashion, accessories, and jewelry. QVC and HSN have launched and fostered the growth of some of the most successful entrepreneurial brands ...

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