A trademark can constitute almost any word, slogan, logo or a combination thereof that is used by a business to distinguish its goods or services from other businesses. As a business owner, entrepreneur or inventor, you want to protect your business and your ideas. The majority of trademark registration requests that we receive are for words, or words with a logo, which represent a company and its products or services. Although trademarks are not required to be registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in order to be enforceable, doing so provides a business with significant benefits that it is otherwise not entitled to.
Often times, a plaintiff’s attorney argues at commencement of suit that they were not provided with all of his or her client’s medical records, diagnostic films, operative reports, etc. Additionally, the lawyer is generally provided a certification from a medical records custodian at the hospital or doctor’s office declaring that the records responsive to the request are full and complete.