Houma Trademark Attorneys & Lawyers
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Matthew Goings, Esq.
Craig Effrain, Esq.
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- California Trade Secrets Acts: Everything You Need to Know
- Cease and Desist: Everything You Need to Know
- Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement
- Service Mark Registration: Everything You Need to Know
- Trademark Class 20: Everything You Need to Know
- Trademark Cease and Desist Letter
- One-Way Non-Disclosure Agreement
- Trademark Trial and Appeal Board: Everything You Need to Know
- What Are the Steps to Filing for a Trademark?
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Our experienced Houma 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 Houma 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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International Patent Application
- 7 min read
Updated June 26, 2020:
What Are International Patent Applications?
International patent applications, called a PCT application, is part of how to patent an idea and is the first step in letting you get exclusive rights to your inventions in countries around the world. These patents offer more protection than a patent in the United States alone. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) administers the PCT. This patent application gives you
Doctrine of Equivalents
- 9 min read
What Is the Doctrine of Equivalents?
The doctrine of equivalents is a legal method for a patent owner to file an infringement claim even though the original product is not completely identical to the infringing product.
There are a variety of ways for patent holders to protect their intellectual property. One of these methods is called the "doctrine of equivalents" (DOE). The doctrine of equivalents lets a patent holder sue for infringement if the product in question isn't exactly the same as the original. This prevents someone from making minor changes to a product in order to avoid an infringement case.
In these cases, the Court will examine whether the infringing product is for the same purpose or completes the same function as the original product. If the product is found to be equivalent in these ways, then the patent holder will win their claim.
This doctrine was established in Graver Tank & Mfg.
Trademark vs. Trade Dress
- 8 min read
What is Trademark vs. Trade Dress?
A trademark offers legal protection for a logo, symbol, phrase, word, name, or design used to show the manufacturer of a product. Trade dress protects all elements used to promote a specific service or product. Examples of trade dress include packaging and the atmosphere or décor within a place of business.
The term "trade dress" comes from a 1992 court ruling and refers to the way a product is "dressed" to go to market. Since then, the term has expanded to include other elements, such as specific themes used in decoration or styling of a business location. The updated definition focuses on the total image instead of the way a product is "dressed up."
Trademark Domain Name
- 4 min read
Updated July 13, 2020:
What is a Trademark Domain Name?
The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals recently ruled that a business must use its domain name to sell goods or services in order to protect the name — even if a competitor starts to use the name after you registered the domain. In other words, merely reserving a domain name isn't enough.
Without the domain name, a computer would have no idea where to look for a web page, and e-mail routers would not be able to send email. Of course, domain names are more than just addresses, since they can be selected by the "addressee" and are usually closely associated with a particular service or product.
Should I Trademark My Domain Name?
- 18 min read
Updated October 8,2020:
What Is Internet Law?
Internet law refers to how legal principles and legislation govern the use of the internet in all its forms. Another term for internet law is cyberlaw. Unlike other areas of the law, internet law cannot be identified as one solid, stable, and specific field of practice. Rather, it incorporates and applies principles from several traditional fields, such as privacy law or contract law, that predate the internet.
Internet law can include the following:
- Laws related to the creation of websites
- Laws governing Internet Service Providers
- Laws related to how trademarks are used online