Protect Your Assets With A Trademark
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.
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 registrable. Our competent team of trademark attorneys is 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.
SEARCH AND REGISTRATION
Registering a trademark can be a tricky thing. There are so many existing logos and trademarks that coming up with a completely new trademark can be challenging. Our trademark attorneys 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. Our trademark attorneys have expansive experience in this process, having drafted trademark applications for hundreds of different clients. 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 unique for several reasons. 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 order to avoid litigation, which will help to save you valuable funds while simultaneously protecting your brand.
When a trademark is infringed upon, litigation may be necessary. Our Orange County trademark attorneys are skilled in litigating clients’ claims and have an impressive track record in the trademark fields. We also offer strict trademark enforcement and trademark protections programs. 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 trademark litigation ever arises.