Who Has the Right to Use My Company’s Name?

It is always uncomfortable when someone shows up to the party wearing the same outfit as you are. The same is true of trademarks, but even worse: someone could be at another party halfway across the country from you wearing the same outfit and it would still be embarrassing. You may think it is a simple case of “Who was wearing it first?” - but for Intellectual Property, things are not so simple. A trademark is any Read More

What Should I Do If Someone is Using My Trademark?

Anyone who has been through the trademark process knows that it is not a quick one. When you come out the other side having successfully protected your brand and your business, it is as the result of a lot of hard work, effort, and time put into making that goal a reality. That makes it sting all the more when you discover someone else is using your trademark. Registering your trademark with the United States Read More

When Should You Register Your Trademark?

No matter the size of your business, your Intellectual Property is one of the most precious assets you possess. It is what distinguishes your company from all the others on the market. Your Intellectual Property makes you unique, so you need to make sure that you protect it - but how, and when? Most businesses should utilize trademarks to protect their Intellectual Property. A trademark is a word, phrase, slogan, Read More

What is the Difference Between a Trademark and a Copyright?

Intellectual Property is one of the most important assets that any business or entrepreneur has, no matter the size of their operation. It is your original thoughts and branding that distinguish your business from everything else on the market. This is why it is essential to protect your Intellectual Property. Many businesses are unsure about what they have to do to accomplish that. One of the questions we get asked Read More

What is Fair Use of Someone Else’s Trademark?

Trademarks exist to distinguish someone’s goods from someone else’s, and to allow them to market themselves knowing no one else is legally allowed to use their material. They are essential to protecting a business’s Intellectual Property. Trademarks can be a name, a logo, a motto, or even a phrase. When a trademark has successfully been registered, no one can utilize it while it is actively being used. However, there Read More

How Does a Trademark Get Abandoned?

A trademark is something that distinguishes your product from any other on the market. It can be a name, a tagline, a logo design, or even a new phrase that you came up with. Trademarks must be registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Registering your trademark shows that you intend to use it. Unlike a patent, a trademark must be continually renewed to prove that you are using it and intend to Read More

5 Tips For Maintaining Your Trademark

Congratulations, you successfully registered your trademark! You had a great idea, filed all the proper paperwork to protect it with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and got your federal trademark number. Is that the end of your journey? Not quite. A trademark is a word, design, phrase, or symbol that identifies and distinguishes something as being unique. It allows you to legally protect the special Read More

Don’t Let Your Trademark Lapse!

After all your hard work getting your trademark listed on the USPTO’s Principal Register, you have several years before you must submit more paperwork to the federal agency. Essentially, the USPTO wants proof that you continuously use your trademark in commerce after it’s registered. We’ll go over some important timelines and other information in this blog so your trademark isn’t at risk of cancellation.  Declaration Read More

3 Issues That Can Derail Your Trademark Application

One thing to know about trademark applications is that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is not lenient on trademark applicants who are not intellectual property attorneys. To be successful in your application, you must be thorough and adhere to all requirements of the application. And, to be sure, there is plenty that can go wrong with a trademark application. We’ll go over some of these common reasons in Read More

Consequences of Not Registering Your Trademark

When your business is in its very early stages, money is, understandably, extremely tight. As the founder of a startup, you are only concerned about the things that will make your business money today. Although it is very tempting to get tunnel vision and think this way, you are doing a disservice to your long-term business prospects by not considering what you need to do with your business’s intellectual property. Read More

“Trademark Filing” Package

"Trademark Filing" Package

1

Brand Discovery Session
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See what IP your business has, what's protected (and what's not protected), what can be monetized, and what is the most cost-effective way to secure them. Then create an initial brand protection strategy with your attorney.

2

Brand Protection Strategy Session
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Review the results of your trademark search so you understand the risks your trademark has. Your attorney will help you fine-tune your brand protection strategy.

3

Trademark Application Filing
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We submit your USPTO trademark application to begin the registration process.

4

Monitoring your application process
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We monitor your trademark application and resolve administrative issues with the USPTO examiner.

Brand Protection Package

Brand Protection Package

1

Protection Strategy Session
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Review who is taking advantage of your brand and make strategies to take them down with your attorney. Your attorney will advise you on ways you can do to protect your hard work and creation, your brand.

2

Send out warning letters
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We will send out letters to the infringers explaining your rights and demanding them to stop using your IP rights.

3

Negotiate with the infringers
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We will negotiate terms with the infringers based on the plan we made in the Protection Strategy Session in Part 1.

4

Secure your brand value
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We will make sure the infringers fulfill the terms of the agreement and have them sign a settlement agreement.