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Kathryn Perales

Kathryn Perales

  • Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademarks
  • Ohio, Texas
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&AResponsive Law
Practice Areas
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
Additional Practice Area
  • Copyrights
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Vermont Law School
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.S. | Literature
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Professional Associations
West Shore Bar Association
- Current
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Lorain County Bar Association
- Current
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Cleveland Corporate IP Counsel
2019 co-President
- Current
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Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association
- Current
Activities: Past Co-Chair of Small Firm and Small Business Committee
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Texas State Bar  # 24025585
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Copy That! Understanding How to Create, Copy and Comply with Intellectual Property Law , Lunch and Learn , 235 Artino St., Oberlin, OH
CoWork Oberlin
Registered Attorney
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Legal Answers
28 Questions Answered

Q. Are the drawings in a patent also public domain when a patent is expired, or is there a copyright attached limiting use?
A: Drawings included in a published patent application are in the public domain, under long standing US law. In the unlikely event that a copyright notice is included on the patent drawing in the patent application, you should look twice. But, in most cases you can do whatever you want with published patent drawings.
Q. Is the Audubon Bird images in public domain?
A: The original paintings by John James Audubon are old enough that they are in the public domain. Any other photos or paintings or drawings, however, which may be available through the Audubon Society, may not be in the public domain.
Q. Is an informational app about menu items at a coffee chain allowed to use the trademarked names of drinks sold there?
A: Sounds like you're on the right side. If you're being clear to your readers and app users that you are not this coffee chain, and that they don't endorse you, and you're not selling coffee, then you're not violating their trademark. You are allowed to talk about trademarked things by name. You are not allowed to sell a similar thing and use someone else's trademark to sell it.
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Contact & Map
Perales Law
235 Artino St., CoWork Oberlin
MPO Box 208
Oberlin, OH 44074
Telephone: (440) 574-0290