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Trademarks – What Sets Us Apart?

We offer a full suite of trademark services, including trademark strategy and counseling, preparation and prosecution of trademark applications, and trademark litigation.

It is likely that you will find these services offered at other firms. So, what sets us apart?

• Creativity – We can help you navigate through the process of selecting a strong, protectable mark. We will help you to understand, where necessary, the implications of intellectual property and branding.

• Strategy – We understand patents, trademarks, trade dress, copyright, and trade secret law. The various intellectual property protections intersect and diverge to provide different types of protections. However, misuse of one form of intellectual property can sometimes adversely affect another form of intellectual property. We can help you craft strategies that integrate one or more protections to best serve your needs.

• We have an extensive background working in computer based technical disciplines. Thus, we are equipped both legally and technically to address Domain Dispute Resolutions, Cyber Squatting issues, and other technology based challenges.

• We not only understand the law, but we understand the realities of social media, web presence, domain importance, search engine placement and other Internet-related challenges.

 

Trademark 101

A Trademark is a word, name, symbol, or device that is used in trade with goods to indicate the source of the goods and to distinguish them from the goods of others.

A Servicemark is the same as a trademark except that it identifies and distinguishes the source of a service rather than a product.

Trade Dress involves the total image of a product and may include features such as size, shape, color, texture, graphics, or sales techniques.

Trademark rights may be used to prevent others from using a confusingly similar mark. However, a trademark does not prevent others from making the same goods or from selling the same goods or services under a clearly different mark.

Trademarks which are used in interstate or foreign commerce may be registered with the USPTO.