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Patents, Copyrights & Trademarks For Dummies [Paperback]

Henri J. A. Charmasson , John Buchaca
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August 11, 2008 0470339454 978-0470339459 2
Useful tips and step-by-step guidance from filing to issue to license

Acquire and protect your share of this major business asset

Want to secure and exploit the intellectual property rights due you or your company? This easy-to-follow guide shows you how — helping you to evaluate your idea's commercial potential, conduct patent and trademark searches, document the invention process, license your IP rights, and comply with international laws. Plus, you get detailed examples of each patent application type!

Discover how to:

  • Avoid application blunders
  • Register trademarks and copyrights
  • Meet patent requirements
  • Navigate complex legal issues
  • Protect your rights abroad

  • The entire body of U.S. patent laws
  • Example office actions and amendments

  • Sample forms

  • Trademark registration certificates

  • Application worksheets

See the CD appendix for details and complete system requirements.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.


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From the Back Cover

Useful tips and step-by-step guidance from filing to issue to license

Acquire and protect your share of this major business asset

Want to secure and exploit the intellectual property rights due you or your company? This easy-to-follow guide shows you how — helping you to evaluate your idea's commercial potential, conduct patent and trademark searches, document the invention process, license your IP rights, and comply with international laws. Plus, you get detailed examples of each patent application type!

Discover how to:

  • Avoid application blunders
  • Register trademarks and copyrights
  • Meet patent requirements
  • Navigate complex legal issues
  • Protect your rights abroad

  • The entire body of U.S. patent laws
  • Example office actions and amendments

  • Sample forms

  • Trademark registration certificates

  • Application worksheets

See the CD appendix for details and complete system requirements.

About the Author

Henri Charmasson is an attorney with a 35-year career in the field of intellectual property (IP) law. He has been a naming adviser to major corporations. Henri is also an inventor with his name on 15 U.S. patents and an entrepreneur who sits on the board of several small business corporations. In his early engineering career, Henri designed computer hardware. Henri has authored several articles and delivered lectures on patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret topics, and written an authoritative treatise about the art of naming companies and branding new products. Born, raised, and educated in sunny Provence, France, he’s found in California the ideal place to exert his enterprising spirit.

John Buchaca, also an Intellectual Property law attorney, is a former software engineer and occasional inventor, and has worked with Henri for more than 15 years. Indeed, when Henri wrote the first edition of this book, John regarded himself as the “first dummy.” Before becoming a lawyer, he worked in ocean acoustics analysis and modeling and computer programming. His undergraduate degree is in applied mathematics. But his highest claim to fame (according to Henri) is to be married to Henri’s daughter and to be the father of two of Henri’s grandchildren. He lives in San Diego, California where he is a partner at Charmasson, Buchaca & Leach, LLP, an IP law firm.


Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 2 edition (August 11, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470339454
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470339459
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,170 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great entry-level book June 21, 2006
By Steve
Format:Paperback
I'm in legal with an IP background and this book is a great IP primer - I was pleasantly surprised by the depth. 'Dummies' is a misnomer as it provides entry-level to intermediate coverage.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Patents, Copyrights & Trademarks for Dummies September 18, 2007
Format:Paperback
I applied for a US Federal Trademark on July 13th and besides putting the (c) on my name and art work... I never thought much about sending in anything to the Copyright office in D.C. End of August a check company contacted me to license my artwork for their checks and address labels... this I knew was big but I needed extra help. A friend suggested this book, I ordered it immediately and wow... it is so super easy to comprehend. I absolutely now swear by this book I've nicknamed the "Artist's Bible." I have found all the tips, etc about copyrighting my art AND about trademark issues extremely valuable. I have actually ear marked several pages so I can go back to that as a reference quickly. And it's also important to have an attorney to fall back on which I do. But yes I highly recommend this book for any artist serious enough to get their work copyrighted or even getting their company name trademarked like me.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Information for Business Beginners March 8, 2007
Format:Paperback
When you think of a product you may be under the impression that I need to patent my invention, but don't have to do anything else. Nothing can be further from the truth. Henri Charmasson spells out clearly in this well written, humorous book how one must wisely go out and protect their intellectual property. He cleverly steers you through the unfriendly and confusing halls of the USPTO - the Patent and Trademark office, and guides you to seeking out the advice of an IP professional, (namely a patent attorney). It is a must read for new business owners, and many established businesses can use the help as well. But after going through the book, you will learn one thing - "Do not to go about patenting and Trademarking by yourself. Get a professional to help you."
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Sales pitch for lawyers, by lawyers March 21, 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Not very useful if you are looking for DIY patent info, but goes into great depth on why you MUST hire a lawyer or all is lost.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Go to Nolo February 27, 2010
By B. Minx
Format:Paperback
Let me sum up this book for you - hire an attorney. There, I saved you $20. If you really want to tackle writing your own patent, check out Nolo's books. They're very good.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Resource March 29, 2007
By D. Boyd
Format:Paperback
When I received this book I was blown away by how much useful information it contained. It was easy to read and understand, has quick references that pertain to your subject or you can skip to something more applicable, and was filled with up-to-date information on how to obtain a patent. A great resource!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An easy-to-read primer on intellectual property May 4, 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Patents, Copyrights & Trademarks for Dummies is an easy-to-read primer on intellectual property law. It is written by attorneys but it is intended for a general audience. The goal of the authors is to advise a reader who has an invention or creation that he wants to protect from unauthorized copying. The book describes the three main branches of intellectual property protection: patents, copyrights and trademarks. It explains the uses and advantages of each form of protection and may assist a reader in choosing the appropriate form of protection for his creation. However, the utility of the books ends there. This is not a how-to or do-it-yourself guide that would assist the reader in filing his own patent. Instead, the authors insist that the reader hire an IP professional (attorney) to do most of the work. Almost every other paragraph admonishes the reader not to try to do anything on his own. The book does not provide enough detailed information about the procedures to enable the reader to do anything, himself. So, if you are looking for a book that will help you to file for IP protection, without the expense of a lawyer, look elsewhere. However, if you are seeking an overview of IP law and process, then this may be a good book for you. It will help you to understand the process so that you can work more efficiently with your lawyer.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Slightly Usefull February 17, 2008
Format:Paperback
I bought this book to learn how to draft a patent. Some parts are not writen for a layman and don't do a good job of explaining. And several times he says, "Don't try this yourself, you will need a patent agent."

So then why even have the book?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars I guess this book really is for Dummies, and I'm one of them
The kindle version refers throughout to a cd-rom, but did not include the cd-rom information or reference it as an appendix in the table of contents. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Eloise Lopez
4.0 out of 5 stars Good reference book!
I'm a former legal asst from 1980's trying to get back in Patent Law and this is a great reference for the changes which have occurred.
Published 12 days ago by Joanne Shull
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
The material is easy to read and understand. makes a difficult process a little easier
to follow all the steps.
Published 10 months ago by sue
5.0 out of 5 stars Treasure trove of knowledge....
Wow! A truly useful book which helped me navigate the U.S.P.T.O website with much more confidence. The CD in the back of the book has a treasure full of great files, forms, and... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Dwight
2.0 out of 5 stars Very discouraging
First, let me say that the content of this book is very good and in-depth. However, it is written from a point of view that is highly discouraging of you doing any of it yourself. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars fun!
This is a terrific book, informative and well written in good humor. I will try "books for Dummies" in the future.
Published on April 25, 2012 by K. Long
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect!
My niece had told me she was interested in this book, and although I'd already gotten her Christmas present, this was so inexpensive that I got it for her anyway - and she was... Read more
Published on January 18, 2012 by Dmac
5.0 out of 5 stars Son's entrepreneurship
My eldest son, 19, is looking into patents for some of his ideas and inventions and this book was for him. Read more
Published on November 28, 2011 by D. Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars My brother loved this book.
I got this for my brother as a gift. He has learned a lot from it, patent wise and other wise. :) He gives it a thumbs up.
Published on August 28, 2011 by C. Kramer
5.0 out of 5 stars IP Laws for the Beginner
This book is made for the young entrepreneur (or any beginner) who is interested in learning about do's and dont's when applying for patents. Read more
Published on August 25, 2011 by Heard
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