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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Gardnerville Trademark Attorneys
Our experienced Gardnerville 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 Gardnerville 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 su
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What is the Madrid Protocol?
The Madrid Protocol is a treaty that gives U.S.-based corporations a worldwide alternative to regional or local trademark registration systems. The protocol allows a trademark to be registered in multiple countries beginning from the application's original submission date at the local trademark office.
The body of legislation governing international trademark laws is known as the Madrid System for the International Registration of Marks. The system is governed by the following treaties:
- The Madrid Agreement, which was completed in 1891 and revised in multiple countries from 1900 to 1979. The current version of the treaty was completed in
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What is Likelihood of Confusion?
Likelihood of confusion is a part of a proving trademark infringement. It means that the public is likely to confuse your mark and the mark of another business. Trademarks are a valuable business tool. They brand your products and help to grow your name. If another business uses your mark unfairly, it can cause you a great deal of damage. A trademark infringement lawsuit can help to protect you from this damage. However, you must prove likelihood of confusion.
In a court case, confusion is reviewed several ways:
- How strong is your mark?
- Are the marks similar?
- How similar are the goods or services?
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What Are Certification Marks?
Certification marks are names, symbols, or devices used by groups or persons that show compliance to a set of standards. A certification mark does not distinguish between producers. In addition, the user of the mark is not the registered owner, and the owner is not permitted to use the mark. These marks can show geographic origin, standards met with respect to quality or manufacture, or work performed by a person that meets certain standards. The party that applies for a certification mark must also be considered competent to certify the products in question.
Why Are Certification Marks Important?
Certification marks are important for businesses that want to demonstrate the quality of their products. Trade associations and centralized commercial groups are the most common owners of these marks. To get the rights to use a given mark, the business's goods must reach a certain standard. By achieving this standard,
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What Is Product Licensing?
Product licensing is a streamlined way to turn an idea into a product that's ready for sale. Here's how to license a product:
- Come up with a great idea.
- Protect your intellectual property through the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
- License a company to manufacture and distribute your product.
- Collect royalties.
Product Licensing: What Is It?
Product licensing is one of the easiest ways for inventors to bring their ideas to life. Inventors simply rent, or license, their ideas to a company, which manufactures and distributes the product quickly and easily. This process tends to be faster, more affordable, and more lucrative than other options, such as starting a new company to sell an invention.
You can increase the chances of making product licensing part of your business plan if you cultivate a culture of creativity. Research gr