Burlington Trademark Attorneys & Lawyers
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John Mark Hongs
Lauren Roberts, Esq.
Diana Palchik, Esq.
Burlington Trademark Lawyers
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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Burlington Trademark Attorneys
Our experienced Burlington 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 Burlington 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 vs. Patent?
A trademark protects a symbol, name, word, logo, or design used to represent the manufacturer of goods. A patent gives property rights to an inventor for a new product, preventing others from making an identical product. Many companies use both to protect intellectual property, although the two are not interchangeable.
What sets a trademark apart from other legal protections is that it only covers a single mark. That protection might be part of a logo, a symbol, a phrase, a word, or a design. But a trademark does not extend any protection to the products manufactured by the company that owns it. Another business or person can legally produce the same goods or offer the same services unless tho
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What is a Trademark Infringement Test?
The Trademark Infringement Test determines the likelihood of people confusing two companies with similar marks. If you feel like someone is using your trademark in a way that confuses your customers, there are a few tests to check for Trademark Infringement.
The tests are used as a way to protect the first person who has registered that trademark. The phrase used to decide the outcome is whether there is a "likelihood of confusion" between your business and another. The law is known as the Lanham Act 15 USC1114(a)(1).
There are two main questions that courts ask when testing for Trademark Infringement:
- Has the person being accused of trad
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How to Patent a Phrase
While you can learn how to patent an idea here, unfortunately, it is not possible to patent a phrase. Instead, you can trademark a phrase by registering it with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Before registering, someone looking to trademark a phrase would need to make sure that it is available and not currently trademarked by anyone else.
Individuals and businesses can trademark any phrase, which has a secondary meaning that connects to a product or service.
Reasons to Trademark Your Phrase
- It helps you create unique marketing materials. A phrase can be an important part of your long-term marketing strategy. However, if your competitors profit from it, your phrase will quickly lose its value. This includes "catch phrases," which gain popularity through their use by a person, or even a
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What Is a Patentability Search?
A patentability search is a type of patent search that gives you valuable information about whether your invention will qualify for a patent. The search allows you to compare your invention with prior art.
The patentability search is the most common of all the different types of patent searches. It is otherwise known as a novelty search or a prior art search. Its goal is to make sure that your invention hasn't already been created by someone else. The search lets you compare your invention with prior art. This
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What Are Certification Marks?
Certification marks are names, symbols, or devices used by groups or persons that show compliance to a set of standards. A certification mark does not distinguish between producers. In addition, the user of the mark is not the registered owner, and the owner is not permitted to use the mark. These marks can show geographic origin, standards met with respect to quality or manufacture, or work performed by a person that meets certain standards. The party that applies for a certification mark must also be considered competent to certify the products in question.
Why Are Certification Marks Important?
Certification marks are important for businesses that want to demonstrate the quality of their products. Trade associations and centralized commercial groups are the most common owners of these marks. To get the rights to use a given mark, the business's goods must reach a certain standard. By achieving this standard, compa