State, Federal and International Trademarks & Service Marks
The symbols, designs, catchphrases, etc. you use to distinguish your business and/or offerings from your competitors’ are valuable intellectual property. Peacock Myers, P.C. in Albuquerque, NM can help you secure the U.S. and international trademarks and service marks you need to protect the logos, slogans, designs, etc. essential to your business’ branding strategy.
Trademark Registration Process
Trademarks are issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, so the registration process bears some similarities with patent prosecution. Trademark due diligence often calls for a trademark search to ensure that the logo, design, slogan, etc. is not already registered and/or does not present the risk of brand dilution to an existing trademark holder.
Once registerability has been established, the individual or company seeking IP protection for their branding marks may proceed with the application. Like patents, trademark applications often result in Office actions requiring amendment and resubmission. Once all objections to the registration have been answered, USPTO will publish the mark, giving individuals or businesses the opportunity to raise oppositions to the mark. If there are no oppositions or the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) rules against the opposing party, a certificate of registration will be issued, allowing the mark to be used in commerce.
Comprehensive Trademark Services
The USPTO advises those seeking brand protection to hire a lawyer to assist with the trademark registration process. As a full-service intellectual property law firm, Peacock Myers, P.C. provides must more than trademark registration application assistance.
The Registered U.S. Patent Attorneys and Agents at Peacock Myers, P.C. take the time to help our clients develop a global branding strategy that dictates the patents, trademarks, copyrights and/or trade secrets necessary to build a comprehensive intellectual property portfolio.
Our lawyers have the experience to pursue trademark litigation and handle cases concerning:
- (Mis)Use of Certification marks
- (Mis)Use of Collective trademarks
- Defensive trademarks
Contact Peacock Myers, P.C. for expert counsel regarding your trademark and patent protection strategy.
Trademarks and service marks are essential to protecting your brand from dilution or counterfeit.
Call 877-998-1506 to speak to an intellectual property lawyer about pursing trademark registration.
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