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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Hampton Trademark Attorneys
Our experienced Hampton 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 Hampton 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 Intellectual Property Insurance?
Intellectual property insurance protects inventors and companies if they're sued for infringement by another company. The most common type pays for legal fees and monetary damages if you're found guilty of intellectual property infringement. Pursuit policy insurance is another form that helps pay expenses if you must sue someone for intellectual property infringement.
What Is Intellectual Property?
Intellectual property is divided into two categories:
- Industrial Property: This includes patents, trademarks, and industrial design.
- Copyright: This covers artistic works. Examples include books, films, music, paintings, photos, and sculpture.
The Rising Costs of Intellectual Property Litigation
Intellectual property insurance is vital to businesses because of the rising costs of litigation. These expenses can cause
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What is a Trademark Statement of use?
A Statement of Use (SOU) is one of the official forms used by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. It can only be filed once a business has started to use a trademark. This means you can't register a trademark just to tie it up; you need to use it in commerce. Ways to prove a trademark's use include displaying it on products, packaging, or other marketing tools.
If you filed your trademark on the basis of intent to use, you must file a Statement of Use to show you are using it to sell goods and/or services. If you aren't ready to file the SOU, you need to file a Request for Extension of Time to File a Statement of Use within six months of when your Notice of Allowance was issued. The extensions can be filed every six months for up to 36 mont
What is Intellectual Property for Software?
Intellectual property for software is computer code or software protected by law under either a copyright, trademark, trade secret, or software patent.
Why Intellectual Property for Software Is Important
Software innovation is valuable to individuals, start-ups, and businesses. The law is the best way to protect material such as software. To use the law as protection, programmers and businesses treat software as intellectual property.
When you treat your software as intellectual property, you have more control over who gets to use it and how it gets to the public. Otherwise, people might use it without permission, and you'll lose the chance to get paid when people use your software. In extreme cases, you might lose the right to use software you created.
What Is Intellectual Property?
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What are Trademark Classes?
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has organized products and services according to specific categories or classes. Anyone wishing to register a trademark must do so under the appropriate class. In some cases, you will need to register your trademark in more than one class to cover a single product or service. USPTO classes help keep track of and differentiate between the thousands of new trademarks registered each year. Additional fees are required for each registered class.
There are 45 trademark classes, which are also referred to as Nice Classification (NCL) after the city in France where the first classes were negotiated in 1957. All products and services registered by the USPTO are categorized into one of these classes. Keep in mind, however, that
What Is International Trademark Search?
International trademarks are used by companies that are planning to export their services or products overseas. The registration and application process for international trademarks is regulated by the Madrid Protocol. Unlike the trademark protection provided by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, this registration prevents the use of companies' intellectual properties worldwide.
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) of Geneva regulates the registration, and it provides a database for international trademark search. This facility allows businesses oper