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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Apopka Trademark Attorneys
Our experienced Apopka trademark attorneys & lawyers represent individuals and businesses with everything they need to secure and protect their trademarks. Our attorneys can help individuals with everything from trademark clearance searches to determine whether the desired mark is available for adoption, use, and registration. By reviewing the search reports thoroughly, they can conclusively determine the extent to which a mark is already being used and the potential success of filing a trademark.
Trademark licensing can be complex, but our trademark attorneys have experience drafting agreements on behalf of both licensees and trademark owners - thus allowing you to capitalize on your valuable intellectual property. Our Apopka trademark attorneys can also draft and file your trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), including Intent to Use and Use in Commerce applications.
Our attorneys can also help protect your trademark around the globe by assisting clients with filing trademark applications under the Madrid Protocol, which allows trademark holders to obtain protection in multiple countries by filing a single application.
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What Is Contributory Infringement?
Contributory infringement happens when a person or company uses material protected under infringement laws, such as patent infringement, without permission. Contributory infringement is also called:
- indirect liability;
- indirect infringement;
- vicarious liability;
- contributory liability;
- secondary liability.
It involves material protected under copyright, patent, or trademark laws. It makes third parties responsible for being part of illegal copying. Even if you aren't the person who directly breaks a license, you could be at fault for contributory infringement if you give other people access to the product.
Why Is Contributory Infringement Important?
Direct infringers are hard to catch when they're online. They can:
- do business fro
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What Does a Trademark Protect?
A trademark protects a good or service offered by a company from infringement or damage of reputation by another company. With a trademark, you have legal recourse to sue another company that uses your likeness to further their own business ventures. This includes both registered and unregistered trademarks.
In short, a trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, design, or combination that helps consumers identify a particular product. A service mark is the same, but pertains to a service instead fo goods. Both marks are protected once they are used. This includes both registered and unregistered trademarks.
In 1995, the landmark case of Qualitex Co. v. Jacobsen Products Co. affirmed that trade
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Patents: What Are They?
Understanding how to patent something is a part of knowing how to patent an idea. Patents are legal documents that describe, illustrate, and register your original invention, design, or discovery. There are four types of patents:
- Utility Patents: These cover things like machines, processes, and systems.
- Design Patents: These cover manufacturer designs and the way things look.
- Plant Patents: These cover plant discoveries, developments, or reproductions.
- Provisional Patents: These are preliminary patents that create a record of your idea while you work to develop it. They also allow you to claim "patent pending" status. You can convert this to a full utility, design, or plant patent within one year of filing.
Why Are Patent
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What Does Inducing Infringement Mean?
Inducing infringement means that a party is responsible for someone copying an idea without permission which can take the form of a trademark, copyright, or patent infringement. The party didn't do the infringing, but the infringement is still their fault.
For example, let's say someone invents a self-inflating balloon and then patents it. The inventor then sells the patent to a major company, and now the balloon is sold in every department store. Years later, the inventor says he still owns the patent and sells it to a different company. Once the second company starts selling self-inflating balloons, the first company can sue it for infringement, and it can sue the inventor for inducing infringement. While he didn't infringe on the patent directly, it's his fault the second company did.
Inducing infringement applies to tra