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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Washington DC Trademark Attorneys
Our experienced Washington DC 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 Washington DC 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 Are Likelihood of Confusion Factors?
Likelihood of confusion factors are the legal standards used to determine whether trademark infringement has occurred. The factors are also used as one of several tests conducted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to determine whether a trademark application is approved.
The likelihood of confusion test is used to decide if a trademark is likely to be confused with another trademark.
The Role of a Trademark Attorney
The attorney that is examining the trademark needs to do a search of the USPTO records to find out whether the applicant's mark is similar to any other registered mark that may cause confusion or mistake if it is used on or in connection with the same type of goods or services as the other mark in the application.
The attorney also needs to search any pending applications to see if there are conflicting marks that have earlier filing dates. Any
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What Is the Doctrine of Equivalents?
The doctrine of equivalents is a legal method for a patent owner to file an infringement claim even though the original product is not completely identical to the infringing product.
There are a variety of ways for patent holders to protect their intellectual property. One of these methods is called the "doctrine of equivalents" (DOE). The doctrine of equivalents lets a patent holder sue for infringement if the product in question isn't exactly the same as the original. This prevents someone from making minor changes to a product in order to avoid an infringement case.
In these cases, the Court will examine whether the infringing product is for the same purpose or completes the same function as the original product. If the product is found to be equivalent in these ways, then the patent holder will win their claim.
This doctrine was established in Graver Tank & Mfg
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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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Intellectual Theft: What Is It?
Intellectual theft is stealing or using without permission someone else's intellectual property.
Intellectual property is any creative or commercial innovation, any new method that has economic value, or any distinctive mark which might include a name, symbol, or logo that's used in commercial practices.
Intellectual property is protected by patent for inventions, trademarks for commercial marks or branded products, and copyrights on creative pursuits such as music, photo, poems. Intellectual property is protected under state and federal laws.
Intellectual property is commonly abbreviated as IP.
What to Do If You're the Victim of Intellectual Theft
If your intellectual property is used without your permission or is stolen, there are a few paths that you can go down.
Often, the first step to take is to ask the person who is using your intellectual property without per
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After the first offense is detected, the Internet subscriber will receive an email alert from their ISP saying that the subscriber account may have been used for “onlin