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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Cullman Trademark Attorneys
Our experienced Cullman 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 Cullman 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 the Supplemental Register?
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) Supplemental Register is a list of trademarks and service marks that do not qualify for the Principal Register. Names and symbols that are being used in business but aren't specific and unique enough to end up on the Principal Register qualify for the Supplemental Register.
There are several differences between the Supplemental Register and the Principal Register. The Principal Register has mostly unique trademarks. If you have a trademark on the Principal Register, then you own that trademark in all 50 states.
So, in a lawsuit, the person disputing your principal registration would have a harder time proving you're not the owner of the trademark or service mark. If your mark is on the Principal Register,
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What Is a DMCA Claim?
A DMCA claim, also called a DMCA Takedown Notice, is a complaint made if someone suspects a website of copyright infringement. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a set of laws that exist to protect copyrighted content on all digital mediums.
Enacted in 1998, the DMCA implemented treaties signed in 1996 by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Geneva Convention. The treaties address issues that affect photographers directly.
The DMCA says that, while an Internet Service Provider (ISP) is not liable for displaying information that infringes a copyright, the ISP needs to remove the material from their users' websites if they receive proper notice.
A DMCA claim requires that hosting providers, upon receipt of an infringement claim, remove or disable access to any websites that are potentially infringing.
Your copyright does not have to be registered with the U.S. Copyright
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What does a Trademark Cost?
A trademark costs $400 for electronic trademark applications and $600 for paper filings, both per-class of goods or services selected registering for a federal trademark through the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Should You Register for a Trademark?
A trademark user can build rights for a mark by frequently using the mark in commerce. If the user relies on just common-law rights for their trademark, they won't have to pay fees to formalize rights for it. However, there are some risks. Someone else may may obtain the trademark. If a trademark user has obtained the right to use the mark in a certain geographic location, you will lose the right to use your trademark in that area. Or the trademark holder may accidentally infringe upon a mark that is already registered. Due to these risks, it could cost less to enforce a registered mark
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What Does it Cost to Trademark a Logo?
The cost to trademark a logo with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is $225–$600 as of January 2017, plus legal fees. You can register a trademark with your state for $50-$150, but federal registration offers a great deal more legal protection.
The USPTO offers four different forms, each with different pricing. If you file online using the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS), you can choose from three options. File a regular TEAS for $400 or a TEAS RF for $275. You can file a TEAS Plus for $225 if you meet certain terms, such as fitting neatly into one of the standard business groups. Which form you can use will depend on your business and your logo. You can also opt to file a paper form for a flat rate of $600. These fees are val
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What is a Trademark Infringement Defense?
A trademark infringement defense is the legal case brought by a defendant to prove they did not infringe on someone else's (the plaintiff's) trademark. Basically, trademark infringement is the unauthorized use of a trademark or service mark on goods or services that compete or are related. Whether or not a claim is successful is transferred to the defendant and depends on whether his or her use was likely to cause confusion to the average consumer, thereby weakening the plaintiff's image. It's important to note that infringement doesn't need to be an exact replica or copy, just similar enough to confuse the average consumer. This is espe