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Our experienced Cleveland 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 Cleveland 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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How to Trademark a Business Name
- Go to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) website.
- Check the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) database. Make sure that no one has already registered the same business name trademark in the same category.
- Submit your business name trademark application. Pay the filing fee.
What Is a Business Name Trademark?
A trademark is a symbol or phrase that is connected to a brand. Registering a business name trademark can add value to your business.
Having a business name trademark gives you the excusive rights to use it. You can defend your business name from infringement. You can also sue for damages.
A trademark can include:
- A phrase
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What Is Trademarking a Word?
To know how to trademark a word, you need to know how to register a single word as a trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). A trademark is a word, phrase, sign, symbol, or logo used to identify a product's owner. Trademarks give exclusive rights to a person or company to use a specific mark within an industry.
How Do You Trademark a Word?
When you trademark a word, you give a person or company exclusive rights to connect one brand with that word. You can trademark a word that identifies your company or your products.
Register your trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to protect your trademark throughout the United States. A trademark registered with the USPTO is a registered trademark and gets m
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How Long Do Trademarks Last?
Federal Trademarks last 10 years, as long as you file a statement (called a section 8 affidavit) that the mark is still in use between the fifth and sixth year. Trademarks can last indefinitely if you continue to file maintenance documents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). You also have to use your trademark as described in registration documents and defend it from infringement.
Why Is Trademark Registration Maintenance Important?
Registration maintenance keeps your trademark active. To do this, you have to prove that you're continuing to use your trademark.
You can't continue to register a trademark if you don't use it. This prevents individuals and companies from stashing unused trademarks.
If you don't continue to register a trademark, you'll have to aban
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What Is a Patent and What Is a Copyright?
Patents, typically utility patents, and copyrights are both types of intellectual property that grant rights to creators and inventors and protect their work from being exploited without their permission, but differ in the type of property they protect.
Protecting Your Ideas
Business success hinges on ideas. Without an original idea, a business will struggle to turn a profit. But what happens when another business steals that idea? What protects a business from other people trying to take it's money-making products or strategies and turn them into their own? Most companies have two options: patents or copyrights. Choosing between applying for patent protection or registering your work for copyright comes down to what it is you're trying to protect.
Copyright vs. Patent: What's the Difference?
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What Are Patents and Trademarks?
Patents, typically utility patents, and trademarks both protect types of intellectual property. A patent protects the products, while trademarks protect the brand and images of that product.
What is Trademark Protection?
A trademark is often used by a business to protect a specific word, design, or symbol that is tied to the company. Most companies trademark their brand names, products, and logos to prevent copycats or confusion. For example, the Nike swoosh is trademarked to make sure of the quality of the product that it's printed on, and the logo can't be used without approval from Nike itself.
Most companies – like Nike – have written rules for how trademarks can be used (like its size and colors) and what products they can be used with. If those rules aren't followed, the trademark owner can go to court or re