Bakersfield Trademark Attorneys & Lawyers
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Michael J. Thomas
Bakersfield Trademark Lawyers
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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Bakersfield Trademark Attorneys
Our experienced Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield 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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- 6 min read
How Can You Learn How to Do a Trademark Search?
Learning how to do a trademark search involves knowing how to conduct research to make sure others don't already own a mark you intend to use for your own products or services. Before you use a mark in commerce or attempt to register the mark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), you should do a trademark search.
While you can do a preliminary trademark search on your own, a lawyer can help you with the process.
- 6 min read
Updated October 21, 2020:
Trademark Class 41 includes education and entertainment services, such as:
- The training of people or animals
- Sporting and cultural activities
- The presentation of art and literature
Class 41 is one of the 45 classes used by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Each class designates a category of goods or services.
Why Are Trademark Classes Important?
Trademarks protect intellectual property (IP) rights for commercial elements, such as:
- Business names
- Goods or services
When you receive a trademark registration, you gain exclusive rights to use the mark on commercial services in
Copyrights, trademarks, patents, and licenses are each a different form of intellectual property (IP) rights protection recognized by U.S. law. The distinctions among them can be subtle and often the same product or service may involve more than one of these IP rights. How can you tell them apart when deciding how to protect your company’s assets? Here’s how.
Copyright protects the rights of “authors” in their original creative works. Copyrightable works include artistic creations, like novels, paintings, films, and songs, but also business-related works like software code, website designs, architectural drawings, marketing reports, and product manuals.
- 10 min read
Updated November 18, 2020:
A trademark cease and desist letter asks a third party to stop using a trademark in commerce. Failure to do so can lead to a lawsuit, legal action, and fees. Whether you send or receive a cease and desist letter, consult an attorney to determine the right course of action for your situation.
Why Is Trademark Cease and Desist Important?
Trademarks protect any of the following that's directly related to a company and its products or services:
- Unique business names
- Slogans or catchphrases
- Domain names
- Other intellectual property
Since trademarks are used in commerce, they are important for protecting your business and its livelihood.
The United States
- 9 min read
Updated June 23, 2020:
What Is a Cease and Desist Letter?
A cease and desist letter does not automatically signify a lawsuit. It is simply a warning about illegal behavior that lets you know that further penalties could follow if the behavior, such as patent infringement, doesn't stop.
Here are some ways it is possible to violate the intellectual property of another:
- Plagiarizing someone's work
- Using an invention without the right to access it
- Engaging in illegal or suspicious activity that involves someone's work
The first step that you can take to address these issues is to send a cease and desist letter. This letter puts the person in violation on notice that they are engaging in illegal