I can assist clients with any trademark services that they might require, including:
Before filing a trademark application, it is almost always a good idea to conduct a trademark search. My comprehensive search of the U.S. Trademark Office can give us a good idea about whether your mark might infringe someone else’s trademark rights, and whether it is available for federal trademark registration.
Having an experienced trademark attorney prepare and file your U.S. trademark application can help you to avoid costly mistakes. Remember: the important thing is not to get your application through the trademark registration process. The important thing is having a valid registration that will stand up to legal challenges.
Once the Trademark Office reviews your application, it may issue an office action with any issues in your application that must be addressed before your application can move forward. These issues range from simple administrative problems that need to be cleared up to major substantive rejections to your application. Whether the issues are large or small, they must be correctly addressed in a timely fashion, or in most cases your application will go abandoned.
It is important to make sure that you file your trademark renewals correctly and on time to avoid losing your registration. Losing your registration can also mean that your trademark rights no longer date back to when you filed your trademark application.
When you need to transfer ownership of a trademark, it is important that you do so correctly. Mistakes in a trademark assignment can mean that the mark goes abandoned or that a trademark registration for the mark becomes subject to cancellation.
Whether someone has filed a Petition for Cancellation against your trademark registration, or you would like to file against someone else’s registration, I can represent you in your Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings.
Trademark infringement can be a serious issue. Whether you received a cease and desist letter alleging that you have been infringing, or if you have become aware of others infringing upon your mark, I will advise and represent you.
When you make a creative work, you want to make sure that you receive recognition for doing so. The last thing you want is for others to copy or claim credit for your work. Registering with the Copyright Office helps you to protect your work should anyone infringe upon it. You cannot even file a copyright infringement lawsuit without at least having a copyright application at the Copyright Office.
If you receive a copyright cease and desist letter, or if you believe that someone else is infringing upon your creative works, you should speak with an attorney. I will assist you with your copyright infringement matters, making sure that you are advised of your rights and will advocate for you.