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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Little Rock Trademark Attorneys
Our experienced Little Rock 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 Little Rock 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 Trademark Design?
A trademark design is any word or icon that represents a company's name, or its brands, products, or services.
Standards for Trademark Design
A company's trademark design must meet United States Patent and Trademark Office standards for uniqueness. The design cannot be too generic, and it cannot resemble a trademark applied for or registered by another company. If your company's design looks too much like another company's design, the trademark office will deny your trademark application.
Reasons to Consider Using Trademark Design
- Registering your trademark gives you priority over its use
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What Are Trademark Fees?
Trademark fees are the costs associated with filing to legally register a trademark. Selecting and registering a trademark is important as is knowing the proper fees since trademark registration packages can vary in coverage and pricing. You can register your trademark in specific categories, or classes, of goods and services.
Why are Trademark Fees Important?
Trademark fees are set at certain rates which have been estimated to cover future costs. These costs include operating costs and reserve funds. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) increased several trademark fees on January 14, 2017. For example, paper filings have increased anywhere between $75 to $200 pe
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What Is Trademark Cancellation?
Trademark cancellation is the legal process of removing a registered trademark from the books. This allows the trademark to be registered by another party.
Trademark cancellation is a legal argument under the Lanham Act. Its purpose is to allow a party to petition for removal of a trademark from the federal register. This is done by filing a Petition to Cancel, which is usually argued before the TTAB, or Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. In some cases, the argument can be litigated in federal court, and the courts can also cancel a mark in such a circumstance.
To cancel a trademark, the petitioner must prove that the mark will
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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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A Guide to Trademarking a Slogan
A slogan is a sentence or phrase that serves to identify a particular product or company in a manner that distinguishes it from all others. Slogans do one of two things, either they are part of a campaign to actually sell a good or service for monetary value or they are intended to amuse or provoke people.
The first step in how to trademark a slogan is to define where in the spectrum your slogan would fit into these extreme ends. Anythi