April 2017 Sherman IP Newsletter

And the Winners Are…

Last month we announced our participation and sponsorship of the Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition (MEPC) and Min Family Social Entrepreneurship Challenge at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. This month we wanted to congratulate the student participants on a job well done and announce the winners! We are proud to commit over $50,000 in legal services to the winning recipients and participants, as an effort to help propel their hard work and innovation as protected intellectual property. 

Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition Winners: 
  1. Thermal View
  2. Night Time Seizure Monitor
  3. Innov8tia Environmental Engineering
  4. Silicon Ribbon
To learn more about the MEPC teams, please visit: The Next Amazon.

Min Family Social Entrepreneurship Challenge Winners: 
  1. Honest Fi
  2. Lotus Cup
At Sherman IP, we understand the work that goes into creating brilliant proprietary assets and inventions, and look forward to working with each of the participants to secure their trademarks, provisional patents and non-provisional patents.

Crowdfunding Tips You Need to Succeed
Since it’s inception, Kickstarter has funded more than 118,000 projects at a total of almost $3 billion. With numbers like that, it’s clear crowdfunding is a legitimate stream of capital for emerging brands and products. But with great reward comes great risk. This month we focus on why a trademark registration is important to protecting your crowdfunding campaign.

When is the Best Time to File a Trademark Application?

For a busy entrepreneur, trademark protection may be the last thing on your mind. But what you might not realize is that a trademark is vitally important to your business and doesn’t have to take up a lot of your time or money.

So when should you file your trademark application? The short answer is as soon as you decide to use it, even if you don’t plan to use it in commerce immediately.

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We hope you enjoyed our April 2017 Sherman IP newsletter. We are always looking for ways to provide you with valuable information. Have suggestions/questions for us? We’d love to hear from you! Please feel free to reply directly to this email and forward our newsletter to anyone you feel may value from its information. 

Kenneth L. Sherman
Sherman IP – Managing Partner
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