Category Archives: Longmont Intellectual Property

Experienced Colorado Real Estate Attorney

When it comes to real estate law in Colorado, there is a variety of issues that can pertain to this specialized practice. It’s important to understand the complexities of real estate and property law, and as with any legal matter, proper representation makes all the difference in achieving a desired outcome. Whether you are an individual selling a property, a landlord needing a lease agreement, or a real estate development company with zoning disputes, Ted Bendelow of Bendelow Law Office LLC has been providing his expertise in Boulder, Longmont, Denver and throughout Northern Colorado with proven success.

The diversity and complex nature of real estate and property law requires extensive knowledge and experience. From title services to construction claims, or insurance-related claims to property management contracts, Ted Bendelow of Bendelow Law Office LLC is a dedicated and trusted real estate attorney who has been practicing law for decades.

Colorado Attorney Ted Bendelow specializes in:

Title Services: We work with title companies to secure reports, address policies, and review and confirm title status.

Real Estate Development: We assist the client with applications pertaining to property development. This includes addressing concerns that might arise from government agencies and neighborhood groups. We also negotiate conflict resolutions.

Homeowners Associations: Bendelow Law Office LLC works with developers to establish planned communities and assist with disputes that might occur between the association and its members.

Construction and Mechanics Lien Claims: Ted Bendelow has extensive knowledge of the construction process. If you need help filing a lien, or need to start the foreclosure process, our law office can assist you with issues that may arise throughout the various phases of construction. We also represent contractors and subcontractors in the many elements of construction, from contract negotiation to dispute resolution to litigation; from $10,000 contracts to $32,000,000 litigation.  We have seen it all.

Other Real Estate Matters: Leases preparation, boundary disputes, selling and buying of real estate, insurance issues, and inspection problems are just a few of the other areas of real estate services that Bendelow Law Office LLC covers.

If you live in Longmont, Boulder, Denver, or Northern Colorado and need an experienced real estate attorney for your real estate transactions, contact the trusted team at Bendelow Law Office LLC.

Business Law-Intellectual Property

The last blog talked about Patents and Trademarks. Before we move on, another comment about Trademarks. The Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has an extensive web site that allows the filing of a Trademark Application on line. Before going through the process (which is somewhat self-explanatory), I urge folks to find out if the proposed name to be trademarked is actually available.

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There are two companies: Thompson and Thompson, and Corsearch, which will conduct a national search to find out whether there are other uses of the proposed name. Please understand that actual use is the strongest trademark and you may trademark a name, only to find that it is already being used somewhere, thereby minimizing if not defeating your trademark.
Also, the ability to trademark and the strength of the trademark depends heavily on the “strength” of the name: is it unique, generic, merely descriptive, fanciful? Has it acquired secondary meaning? What does the name identify-product, category? The word “Apple” cannot be trademark to name a fruit, but it can be used to identify a computer. It is a common name used in an uncommon way. There are many “tricks” to trademarking, so before you go online to file an application, and spend the non-refundable fees, it is a good idea to better understand the world of trademarks. We will move on the Copyrights, the Right of Publicity and Tradenames, next time.