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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Longmont Trademark Attorneys
Our experienced Longmont 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 Longmont 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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Service Mark Registration Overview
Service mark and trademarks are different. A service mark is used for a business that provides services. A trademark is used for a business that provides products. They can both be called marks. Restaurants use service marks because food is a service. Many businesses choose to use both marks.
Service marks can be many things. Common service marks include:
- A business name
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What Is a Trademark?
A trademark is a word, phrase, logo, or symbol that represents a company or its products. A trademark protects a company's intellectual property. To qualify for a federal trademark registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO):
- You must use or intend to use the mark in commerce.
- The mark must be distinctive to your business.
Trademarks: What Do They Do?
A trademark protects certain aspects of your business and distinguishes your company and products from those of other businesses. You can trademark the following, as long as they relate to commerce:
- Names of companies or products
- Words or slogans that relate to brands or marketing campaigns
- Logos or symbols that identify your brand
- Sounds, colors, and scents specific to your brand
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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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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
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What Is Trademark Protection?
Trademark protection refers to safeguarding intellectual property rights to protect a trademark from counterfeiting and infringement. A trademark is an established or legally registered mark that identifies a manufacturer's unique goods and services. The owner of a distinctive mark can apply to receive trademark protection. However, trademark protection also requires you to continually use the mark in commerce.
To protect your trademark from infringement and counterfeiting, you need to make sure your mark is not used by others, and you need to bring legal charges against those who use your mark without permission. By conducting research, you can develop a strong trademark or