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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand El Paso Trademark Attorneys
Our experienced El Paso 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 El Paso 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 Something
How to trademark something requires several steps to take in order to trademark your intellectual property.
1. Select a Non-Generic Trademark
You cannot legally trademark something that is generic. The stronger your mark is, the easier it will be to prevent people from using it. Every mark falls into at least one of these categories.
- Fanciful: This is something like an invented word that has no real meaning.
- Arbitrary: This is an actual word that has a known meaning, but is not in any way related to the product or service that you are offering. For example, the company Apple is arbitrary because although apples are a type of fruit, the company Apple sells computers.
- Suggestive: This is a type of mark that suggests a co
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What is Trademark Design?
A trademark design is any word or icon that represents a company's name, or its brands, products, or services.
Standards for Trademark Design
A company's trademark design must meet United States Patent and Trademark Office standards for uniqueness. The design cannot be too generic, and it cannot resemble a trademark applied for or registered by another company. If your company's design looks too much like another company's design, the trademark office will deny your trademark application.
Reasons to Consider Using Trademark Design
- Registering your trademark gives you priority over its use and allows
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A trademark cease and desist letter asks a third party to stop using a trademark in commerce. Failure to do so can lead to a lawsuit, legal action, and fees. Whether you send or receive a cease and desist letter, consult an attorney to determine the right course of action for your situation.
Why Is Trademark Cease and Desist Important?
Trademarks protect any of the following that's directly related to a company and its products or services:
- Unique business names
- Slogans or catchphrases
- Domain names
- Other intellectual property
Since trademarks are used in commerce, they are important for protecting your business and its livelihood.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) registers federal trademarks for interstate commerce. The Lanham Act, also known as the Trademark Act, governs trademarks.
A trademark gives the owner exclusive rights to u
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What is the Lanham Act?
The Lanham Act created a national trademark registration system. Enacted in 1946, this act also protects a trademark owner against others using similar marks.
The Lanham Act also provided a way for companies to watch for modifications to their trademarks. This section of the law, called trademark dilution, gives the owner of a famous trademark a way to protect it from changes. No other person or company can use the mark in a way that reduces how unique it is. The Lanham Act allows legal entities to consider the implications of issuing a trademark under the trademark laws.
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What Is a Dead Trademark?
A dead trademark is a trademark that was once registered or applied for and that the Patent and Trademark Office doesn't recognize anymore. Individuals and companies can register and use a dead trademark. When this happens, the original business can no longer use and seek protection for that trademark.
What Is a Trademark?
According to the USPTO, a trademark is a "word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of words, phrases, symbols, or designs, that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others." A service mark is the same thing but refers to a