Ramon Munoz

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When Filing a Surname As Trademark

Under the US federal trademark law, it is almost impossible to get a trademark registration from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on a mark that would be considered "primarily merely a surname". Registration under such category tends to face refusal unless the applicant can prove that the name has another significance other than that of a surname. When a surname is used for a trademark application, you need to consider that the principal meaning of a trademark to consumers determines whether it is primarily a surname and is not to be determined by the examiner's subjectivity. Applicants…
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Popular Faux Painting Techniques

Add some color, depth, elegance and charm to your home using one or more of these popular faux painting techniques. *Combing - Combing can give your walls a very dramatic look. First step is to paint your walls your base color and let dry completely - overnight is best. Next, mix your texture color with finishing glaze. Now when you start rolling on your next color, be sure and go from ceiling to floor for about three feet. Next, you take a dry comb or a wallpaper brush and drag it from ceiling to floor in one continuous motion. Wipe…
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Repainting A House

Have you ever thought of saving money and repair your house all by yourself? If you are interested, read on. Repainting a house takes a long of time. First of all, a house owner needs to know what type of paint to use inside the house and on the outer walls of the house. Using the wrong type of paint may result in a painting disaster and more money will have to be forked out to repair the damage. If you are painting the outside walls you need to have paint with anti-fungus or anti-mould properties. This will prevents the…
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Painting Hardwood Floors the Easy Way

Painting a hardwood floor can cover up any marks if the floor is damaged and make it last longer. It can also end up looking better than a laminated floor or tiled floor. Using a thick, brightly colored paint is a good idea, one that will cover the original grain in the wood. You need to use a lot of urethane - at least three coats. This increases the durability of the floor and makes it shiny. The paint itself is not resilient to a lot of foot traffic but the wood beneath it is. If you do not use…
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Waterproof Paint

Water damage can come from a variety of sources including surface or rain water, underground water under hydrostatic pressure or internal sources. Waterproof paint applications in effected areas can solve these problems for you. The next time you take a shower, consider the damage you may be causing to your home. Actually, one shower won't cause moisture damage in itself, but together with washing clothes, steam from cooking, and dishwashing, a good deal of moisture is added to the atmosphere of your home each day. And on the outside, rain and snow regularly drop a good deal of moisture on…
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Rust Inhibitive Paint & Coatings

Anyone who owns a car knows that rust is a bad thing. In addition to decreasing the value of your car, it also weakens its structural integrity, curb appeal and desirability. When you see a spot of rust on your car, or if you purchase an older car to restore that has rust already forming, you want to stop it before it spreads. Contrary to popular belief, and with the right products, repairing rust is straight forward and anyone can do it. Top Secret Coatings makes it easy - and permanent! There are a number of ways to get rid…
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Paint Colors

Picture a world without color -- a very drab and depressing place. Now, imagine that world as it really is, with beautiful colors everywhere. Paint colors are the least expensive way to dramatize, stylize or personalize your home. It can hide a structural flaw or completely alter an appearance. Homes that aren't blessed with interesting architectural features can be transformed into decorative showplaces with the imaginative use of paint colors. Because of its versatility, paint is ideal for introducing color into your home -- it's economical and available in practically limitless shades. You can paint frequently to update the appearance…
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Painting Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors by themselves are classic and elegant. They add character, warmth and texture to rooms. With appropriate care, hardwood floors can last for generations. While some may think it sacrilegious to paint designs on the wood, hiding the natural patterns and swirls, others find a way to do it and create a work of art in the end. And you can do the same too if you want to add more color and depth to a room. Paint on Your Own Preparation is key to a successful hardwood floor-painting project. And it starts with a well-thought-out design. If you…
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How To Paint Paneling

One of the most common problems I see in homes is paneling. Faux wooden paneling found its heyday in the sixties and seventies, and has become the nightmare of the modern decorator. In those days, wooden paneling was often put up in lieu of drywall because it was easier and cheaper. The problem with paneling is that it's dark, dull, outdated, and difficult to replace. Not everyone has the money or energy to take on the project of tearing out walls of old paneling and replacing them with drywall. It can be a financial and mental drain. Thankfully there is…
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Painting your Garage Floor

What are the comparable differences between Epoxy-Coat Cycloaliphatic epoxy and other type of epoxies? The most important differences between floor coating epoxies are listed below: A. Epoxy-Coat is a 100% solids epoxy. This is a term used to describe the volume solids in a coating system. It is what is left over after the product dries. 100% solids yields 100% dried material after the coating fully dries. 50% volume solids yield 50% of the thickness after the coating fully dries. Most epoxies are 30%-40% volume solids. If you wish to compare the thickness after dried application between Epoxy-Coat and normal…
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