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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Augusta Trademark Attorneys
Our experienced Augusta 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 Augusta 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 Trademark Maintenance?
Trademark maintenance involves actions that people or businesses take to keep trademarks they own valid. Trademark maintenance consists of five elements: renewal, cautionary notice, tax, affidavit of use, and proof of renewal of basic registration.
- Renewal: achieved with official filings every 10 years
- Cautionary Notice: used in some countries to show ownership of a trademark
- Tax: trademark owners must pay income tax every year
- Affidavit of Use: also called a Statement of Use and is typically filed with renewal
- Proof of Renewal of Basic Registration: document received from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) after renewal
Renewal consists of filing an application containing all trademark a
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What Is Trade Dress Infringement?
Trade dress infringement occurs when one company uses trade dress similar enough to another's to cause a "likelihood of confusion" in an ordinary buyer's mind. The legal term "trade dress" refers to the general appearance of a product or its packaging that reveals its source to customers. Think of McDonald's Happy Meal boxes, for example. Companies who provide services can also have trade dress in the atmosphere or decor in which those services are provided. Picture the high ceilings and Grecian columns of The Cheesecake Factory restaurants, for instance.
While a trademark is a word, trade dress is a visual impression. Just like trademarks and patents, companies ca
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Copyrights: How to Obtain a Copyright
Registering a copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office allows you to file a lawsuit and take someone to court for violating your copyright. You must have registered that copyright first, otherwise, you cannot file a lawsuit. The following task list walks you through the copyright registration process using the U.S. Copyright Office electronic filing application.
A Guide to Copyrights and How to Obtain One
Registering a copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office helps to protect your intellectual property and allows you to file a lawsuit and take someone to court for violating your copyright. You must have registered that copyright first otherwise you cannot file a lawsuit. The following task list walks you through the copyright registration process using the U.S. Copyright Office electronic filing application.
For basic information on copyri
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What Is Intellectual Property Insurance?
Intellectual property insurance protects inventors and companies if they're sued for infringement by another company. The most common type pays for legal fees and monetary damages if you're found guilty of intellectual property infringement. Pursuit policy insurance is another form that helps pay expenses if you must sue someone for intellectual property infringement.
What Is Intellectual Property?
Intellectual property is divided into two categories:
- Industrial Property: This includes patents, trademarks, and industrial design.
- Copyright: This covers artistic works. Examples include books, films, music, paintings, photos, and sculpture.
The Rising Costs of Intellectual Property Litigation
Intellectual property insurance is vital to businesses because of the rising costs of litigation. These expenses can cause
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What is Trademark Pending?
Trademark pending indicates that an application for trademark protection is in review with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). You can use symbols (TM, SM) next to your symbol, mark, logo, word, phrase, or design that indicate the trademark pending status. Using these symbols can also send the message to potential competitors that you've applied for trademark protection.
Trademark Symbols Explained