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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Lithonia Trademark Attorneys
Our experienced Lithonia 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 Lithonia 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 Cybersquatting?
Cybersquatting involves buying website domains, especially those of well-known companies or brands, for financial gain or unlawful use. Cybersquatters often intend to profit from someone else's registered trademark by purchasing a domain name before the trademark owner can do so.
How Did Cybersquatting Begin?
Cybersquatting started in the 1990s before most businesses were active on the internet. People bought domain names of businesses with plans to sell the domains to those businesses for profit. When businesses realized that having a website was important and they tried to buy the domain names, they faced large fees from cybersquatters.
Buying and selling company domains isn't the only way to cybersquat. Cybersquatting can involve the following:
Buying domain names of common words to resell.
Buying misspellings of popular websites.
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What Does a Trademark Protect?
A trademark protects a good or service offered by a company from infringement or damage of reputation by another company. With a trademark, you have legal recourse to sue another company that uses your likeness to further their own business ventures. This includes both registered and unregistered trademarks.
In short, a trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, design, or combination that helps consumers identify a particular product. A service mark is the same, but pertains to a service instead fo goods. Both marks are protected once they are used. This includes both registered and unregistered trademarks.
In 1995, the landmark case of Qualitex Co. v. Jacobsen Products Co. affirmed that trade
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What is Intellectual Property Business?
Intellectual property is a means by which you own your business identity, technology, works of authorship, logo, slogans, trade dress, and any other practical expression of the ideas that drive your business forward.
Intellectual property is vital to all levels of your business. From your initial business plan to trademarks, patents, and copyright, having the right representation and knowledge to protect those things that make your business unique is essential to your success.
What Is the Intellectual Property-Business Connection?
Everything important about your business aside from the actual people that run it, is somehow tied up in intellectual property. You could say that your business is the sum total of all of the intellectual property that form and relate to your concepts, practices, goods, and services.
One important aspect of intellectual property is that it must have commercial val
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What Is Intellectual Property Law?
Intellectual property law (IP) protects the rights of any person or business who creates artistic work. Artistic work can include music, literature, plays, discoveries, inventions, words, phrases, symbols, and designs. Intellectual property law aims to encourage new technologies, artistic expression, and inventions that all promote economic growth.
Types of Intellectual Property Law
Just like the legal system protects people's physical property rights, it aims to protect people's mental labor, which we call intellectual property. There are several different types of intellectual property.
Copyrights protect any type of expressive art, such as writings, music, motion pictures, architecture, and other original intellectual and artistic expressions. A copyright gives the owner exclusive rights to reproduce their own work, publicly display it, perform it, and crea
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The Uniform Trade Secrets Act: What Is It?
The Uniform Trade Secrets Act is a law that seeks to give federal authority over trade secret laws to better protect sensitive trade information.
Why Is the Uniform Trade Secrets Act Important?
A trade secret is information with monetary value. This information can take many forms. Almost every industry uses trade secrets. Misuse of trade secrets can cause serious economic damage.
Misuse of a trade secret is called misappropriation. This usually means the secret was found out through illegal means. This can include industrial espionage, bribery, and threat. Misappropriation often involves disclosing trade secrets illegally. The common law in most states allows trade secret owners to pursue money damages for misuse of these secrets
Laws applying to trade secrets at the state level are often unclear. This is why the Unifo