Scott Thornton: The Business of Intellectual Property, Trademarks and Copyrights
The Scrappy Entrepreneur Podcast
Scott Thornton: The Business of Intellectual Property, Trademarks and Copyrights Today my guest is Scott Thornton, the founder and principal attorney at The Thornton Firm, LLC, headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. His law practice centers around patent and intellectual property law with a primary emphasis focused on patent applications and prosecution. Scott graduated magna cum laude from the University of New Mexico with a double major in chemistry and history. He earned his law degree from Touro Law Center in New York. Scott’s firm is able to represent clients in all 50 states in matters pertaining to federal patents, trademarks and copyrights. Having found his calling in patent law through reading the collective works of America's founders and scientific luminaries from Newton to Hawking, he enjoys both the scientific and philosophical underpinnings of America’s patent system. In this episode we dive into:· Why you should trademark your business name· The difference between state and federal trademarks· How to find out if someone else has already claimed your name· How to get a trademark on your own· The difference between a trademark and a service mark· Why you should trademark your Web address· The threat and consequence of cybersquatting· Common law trademark rights· An explanation of copyrights To connect with Scott Thornton:Website: www.thethorntonfirm.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thethorntonfirm/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottyt Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/thethorntonfirm
Backdrops are as important to scenery as any other aspect in the overall appearance of a finished model railroad scene. This month Scott shows us how he created the Rock River on his Milan Branch of the Iowa Interstate Railroad layout. Through a series of experiments, mistakes and successes the finished product turned out beautifully. Ron Marsh is the co-host for this episode and does an excellent job of keeping the conversation on “track.” So grab yourself a big bowl of course medium green ground foam, a tall cool glass of unfiltered river water and enjoy !!