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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Grand Forks Trademark Attorneys
Our experienced Grand Forks 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 Grand Forks 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 Incontestable Trademarks?
Incontestable trademarks are trademarks that under normal circumstances are immune from being challenged. To be declared incontestable, a trademark must not have been acquired fraudulently, and must have been in consistent use for five consecutive years. At this point, the trademark owner can file a Declaration of Incontestability under the Lanham Act, Section 15 between the fifth and sixth anniversary of registering the trademark.
What Is a Section 15?
A Section 15 is simply a sworn statement you file which is placed on the Principal Register and declares your rights on the mark to be incontestable. Not only is it recommended that trademark owners file a Section 15, it's easy to do an
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How Much Does It Cost to Trademark a Name?
The U.S. Patent and Trademark office shows the current fees for an electronic application range between $275 and $325 for each class of goods and services. These fees are dependent upon which type of application you file; for example, registering a paper application is your most expensive option and is currently $375 per class of goods or services.
Additional Trademark Fees to Consider
The cost of filing for trademark protection is merely the beginning. There are other associated charges you may need to pay including:
Hiring an attorney – while it is possible to do these filings on your own, in most cases it is worth hiring an attorney to avoid some of the most common mistakes. The cost of legal assistance can vary between $125 – several hundred dollars per hour. Some
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What Is a Trademarked Logo?
A trademarked logo is a company logo that has been trademarked and receives protection through the trademark laws.
What Is a Trademark?
A trademark is used to protect intellectual property from infringement. A trademark is a name, word, logo, or symbol that represents a company. Time and money are spent developing a company's logo, and it is therefore important to protect.
A company's logo is representative of the brand. The logo is also recognizable by customers, making it important to also protect its reputation.
A trademark is not required, nor is it always necessary. For small, regional companies, a trademarked brand or logo is not necessary. A trademark automatically begins with first use and depends upon regional boundaries. This is only true if someone else
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What Is a Common Law Trademark Search?
A common law trademark search is the most comprehensive trademark search that a company can conduct. It involves searching through databases, news, business and public records, legal and financial records. Your goal in a common law trademark search is to find out if someone is using a similar trademark, even if the mark isn't registered in the Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) database.
Registered Trademarks vs. Common Law Trademarks
According to the USPTO, a trademark is a "word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of words, phrases, symbols or designs, that identifies the source of the goods of one party from those of others.
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What Is Trademark Infringement?
Trademark infringement is the unauthorized and illegal use of a trademark or service mark when such use could lead to confusion between the original trademark and a mark that is used later. A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, slogan, color, packaging, or any other "mark" that identifies specific goods or services. The Lanham Act covers trademark law.
In order for the use of a mark to be counted as trademark infringement, a few things must be true:
- The mark must be valid and elig