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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand London Trademark Attorneys
Our experienced London 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 London 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 a Trademark vs. a Brand?
While your brand represents your reputation and business in the public eye, a trademark legally protects those aspects of your brand that are unique and specific to your company. It is a mistake to use the terms "trademark" and "brand" interchangeably, as they have very important differences. When considering the two, remember the "all-but-not-all" rule. All trademarks are brands, while not all brands are trademarks.
In its simplest form, your brand is your image. It is what the public sees and thinks about your company. A trademark is a specific aspect of your brand which has legal protection as it is a unique identifier for you.
Trademarks can be specific words or phrases, such as slogans, which are a vi
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What is Trademark Distinctiveness?
Trademark distinctiveness refers to the features of a registered design that identify products or services as originating from a specific company.
When is a Trademark Distinctive?
Distinctive trademarks are:
- Different from other marks used to describe similar goods and services.
- Ones which include a visual description of the type of goods or service.
- Recognized as identifying the source of the goods or service.
Spectrum of Distinctiveness
- Generic Marks: Use a common word
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What Is Trademark Maintenance?
Trademark maintenance involves actions that people or businesses take to keep trademarks they own valid. Trademark maintenance consists of five elements: renewal, cautionary notice, tax, affidavit of use, and proof of renewal of basic registration.
- Renewal: achieved with official filings every 10 years
- Cautionary Notice: used in some countries to show ownership of a trademark
- Tax: trademark owners must pay income tax every year
- Affidavit of Use: also called a Statement of Use and is typically filed with renewal
- Proof of Renewal of Basic Registration: document received from the
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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) adminis
For many startups, legal issues are often the last to be dealt with. For one thing, legal issues require the involvement of lawyer. And who wants to deal with them? Lawyers can be both intimidating and expensive. The fact is, however, that some legal issues can’t wait. Trademarking your company name is a good example. In reality, trademarking the name of your company is a fairly easy and inexpensive step that you can take to start protecting your company and its intellectual property (IP). This article will attempt to put some of your concerns about the legal issues of trademarking your company name to rest.
Company Name vs. Trademark
The first thing to understand is that there is differenc