Trademarks

Protection.
Trademark rights come through use of your mark in commerce.  You can gain additional rights by registering your mark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Contact us to learn how we can help you protect your mark and prevent others from using your good name.

Search
Before you adopt a new slogan or brand name, it is wise to consult with an attorney to make sure the mark is not being used by someone else in your industry.  We can perform a trademark search to help you avoid using an infringing mark.  We can also advise you on the strength of a proposed mark and whether it is likely to be approved by the Trademark Office. 

International
If you do business in foreign countries, we can work with you to develop an international trademark strategy and file foreign trademark applications on your behalf to prevent others from using your company or slogan in other countries. 

Portfolio Management
Maintaining your trademark rights requires active portfolio management.  You need to police your marks and ensure that your competitors aren’t using your name.  You also need to make sure to pay your Trademark Office fees to prevent your mark from being abandoned.  We have all of the tools necessary to manage your trademark portfolio.  We can also provide watch services to inform you of potentially infringing uses of your marks and work to shut them down.

Cybersquatting
If someone has registered your trademark as a domain name we may be able to help you gain the rights to that domain name or shut them down. We are experienced in handling Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceedings.

Litigation
When you find that someone is impermissibly using your mark, we can help stop them.  Our attorneys are veteran trademark litigators and are ready to help you protect your rights in proceedings at the Trademark Office, such as Opposition Proceedings and Cancellation Proceedings, or in state and federal court.  Click here to learn more about our litigation services.

Transfer
Our attorneys understand the issues surrounding trademark licensing and sale and will work with you to make sure you receive fair value for your mark and structure the deal in a way that meets your expectations.