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Our Orange County trademark attorneys provide a full range of trademark services including initial counseling, clearance opinions, search services, and preparation and filing of applications in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Owning a registered trademark comes with a host of benefits, including the right to use the federal registration symbol (®), the ability to bring a cause of action in federal court against trademark infringers, and putting the public on notice of your claim to ownership.
Before applying for any trademark, however, you should always conduct a trademark search. Adopting, using, and registering a trademark, without doing so, can be a risky and ultimately expensive mistake. Tens of thousands of applications are filed with the USPTO every year, and even more trademarks are used without a registration. Unregistered trademarks, however, do not have the same rights and advantages as a registered federal trademark as discussed above.
After the search, we can begin the process of filing the application. Once the USPTO receives the application, a government attorney will examine it, and issue an opinion on whether your trademark is registerable. Our competent team of trademark attorneys are well equipped to argue on your behalf in the event the government attorney disallows the application.
We are well aware of the value that trade names can hold, and we will work together to help you register and protect your trademarks. Contact us to set up an appointment with one of our Orange County trademark attorneys today.
Registering a trademark can be a tricky thing. There are so many existing trademarks and existing logos that the task of coming up with a completely new trademark can feel daunting. Fortunately, we are here to help you craft your trademark, along with any words, names, symbols, shapes or colors that you feel will best represent your business, in such a way that you will not infringe upon any existing trademarks. We have access to the US Patents and Trademarks Office and we will thoroughly search its database for the availability of your favored trademark so that you can safely avoid future claims of trademark infringement.
The process of applying for a trademark is called trademark prosecution and is not to be confused with trademark litigation (see below). We are quite experienced at this process, having drafted trademark applications for many different companies and corporations. Though the process can seem quite harrowing at times, we will be with you every step of the application process and ensure that it goes as smoothly and quickly as possible. We take pride in preparing trademark applications that will best protect our clients’ intellectual property from future infringement.
At first trademark protection may not seem like a distinct category in and of itself because it overlaps fairly significantly with both trademark litigation and trademark registration but it is a unique category. After registering a trademark but before litigating, there are a number of options open to companies that can be used to safeguard usage of a trademark. We can help to advise you on what these actions may be in such a way that we can avoid litigation, which is almost always a costlier process and thus save you more money while still protecting your brand.
Sometimes trademarks are or appear to be infringed upon and when this situation arises, usually the result is a legal battle referred to as litigation. Our Orange County trademark attorneys are skilled in litigating clients' claims, understanding their particular needs, and translating the language of technology into the language of the courts. Being able to effectively communicate complex information as simply and directly as possible so that a judge or jury can understand the significant legal issues is an important factor in litigating trademark cases. We will work tirelessly to ensure that you are represented as best as possible if trademark litigation ever arises.
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