Answers to Common Patent and Trademark Questions What is Intellectual Property? What is a Patent? What is a Preliminary Patent? What happens when you file a provisional patent application and what is the deadline for the next step? Can I Do My Own Patent Search? Can I Use the Post Office/Postmark to Date My Invention? How Do I Protect My Startups’ Intellectual Property? Provisional Application Vs. Non Provisional Application? How to protect your patent rights when marketing your invention? What is a Trademark? Why is it Important for My Business? How Do I Know if a Brand or Trade Name is Available? Trademark Infringement? What is a Trade Secret? What is a copyright? What Should an NDA Include?