Delaware City Trademark Attorneys & Lawyers
Delaware City Trademark Lawyers
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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Delaware City Trademark Attorneys
Our experienced Delaware City 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 Delaware City 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 a Section 8 Trademark Declaration?
A Section 8 Trademark Declaration is a statement made to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). It confirms your federal trademark has been in continuous use for five years. Those who fail to file their Section 8 Trademark Declaration on time will lose their registration.
In the timeframe between the fifth and sixth anniversaries of getting your federal trademark registration, you must file a Declaration of Use stating that you still use the trademark. If there have been any special circumstances preventing you from doing so, you will need to give an explanation. The
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What are Types of Trademarks?
A trademark offers legal protection for a word, symbol, phrase, logo, design, or combination of those that represents a source of goods or services. Types of trademarks for products include five main categories: generic mark, descriptive mark, suggestive mark, fanciful, and arbitrary mark.
- A generic trademark actually doesn't qualify for a trademark unless it includes more specific detail. One example of a generic mark is the phrase, "The Ice Cream Shop." Offering trademark protection on something this generic would restrict all other shops that sell ice cream.
- To qualify a generic mark for a trademark, it needs to describe qualities, characteristics, or ingredients of the good your business
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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 abandon it whi
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What Does It Mean To Trademark a Phrase?
A trademark helps make your product or service distinct from others. You can trademark a word, phrase, symbol, or a combination of these. When you trademark a phrase, you protect the words that represent your product or service.
Trademarking a phrase prevents someone else from using it for a product or service that could be mistaken for yours. That means a trademark can only be enforced in the business class where it is registered. By legally registering your trademark, you can you can protect it from infringement.
In the United States, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) manages trademark registration. You can trademark a phrase at the local level by applying at your
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Check company name availability before naming your company. It's wise to check if your company name is available before establishing your new business.
A Guide on How to Check Company Name Availability
Before establishing and developing your business, it is a good idea to check that your company name is available. Being forced to change your company name after you've already established a customer base can cause confusion, plus you could face a lawsuit if your name is too similar to a business in the same industry. Luckily, checking the availability of a company name is a simple process.
Understanding Trademark Law
To ensure you are protected from a potentially costly trademark lawsuit, it's important to understand a few basic facts about trademark law. If you choose a name for your business that is confusingly similar to the name of one of your competitors, you have committed trademark infringement. The business whose name you