Creators Get a New Weapon to Protect Copyrights

by Intellectual Property Attorney Bill Honaker, the IP Guy As a creative person, you need a quick, easy and inexpensive way to collect damages for infringement. You may have gotten your wish. Soon there will be an alternative to Federal Courts. It is all due to the recently enacted CASE Act. It requires the Copyright […]

Business Advisors: Know the Three Intellectual Property Traps Ensnaring IP Holders

by Intellectual Property Attorney Bill Honaker, the IP Guy Originally published for  COVID-19 has exacerbated an alarming trend of businesses inadvertently losing their Intellectual Property. I suspect it is due to the distraction of keeping a business running with all the restrictions, loss of clients, and the challenges of working virtually. With all that’s […]

Bill, the IP Guy, featured on WWJ

My article, “For Women Inventors, a Tool for Getting Recognized: Ensure You are Listed as an Inventor on Patents” mentioned on The Feldman Report, locally on WWJ-AM for my insights on underrepresentation of women inventors – and encourages them to ensure that their involvement in inventions be recognized. Click here to listen. Need to protect your […]

Getting A Patent: Who Should be Named as An Inventor?

In my newest article for IP Watchdog, “Getting A Patent: Who Should be Named as An Inventor?” I discuss steps on who should be named an inventor for a patent, and while it may seem like a simple process, there are some tricky steps to consider when naming an inventor. Click here to read more.  Do […]

Are Foreign Manufacturers Stealing Your Trademarks?

In my new article for, “Are Foreign Manufacturers Stealing your Trademarks?”, I warn businesses to protect themselves from manufacturers. There have been instances in which they have been trademarking their customers products, selling counterfeits, and holding shipments for ransom. Click the link below to read my take on this worldwide problem. Are Foreign Manufacturers […]

Fair Use of Your Competitor’s Trademarks

In my latest article for QuickRead, I discuss the fair use of trademarks.  Sometimes you need to use your competitors’ trademarks to sell your products or services. This is particularly true when you are selling, for example, replacement parts, and need to say that your replacements are compatible with the trademark owners’ products. It can […]