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Our experienced Manhattan 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 Manhattan 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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A state trademark allows a business to register its mark at the state level only, so long as the mark will only be used within one state. It does not provide the same level of protection as a federal trademark.
What is a State Trademark?
Trademarks offer the owner protections against the unauthorized use of any symbol, words, phrases or identifying elements of a business that are unique and specific to your brand identity. There are two ways to file for trademark protection in the United States. The most well-known of these is to register a federal trademark under the Lanham Act. This provides protection over a mark not just throughout the United States, but across all of its
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What is Trademark vs. Trade Name?
A trademark offers legal protection for a symbol, logo, slogan, phrase, word, design, or other element that associates products or services with your business. A trade name is your company's official name under which it does business. Other terms for trade name include "doing business name", "fictitious name", or "assumed name."
Registering your company's trade name is much simpler than registering for a trademark but doesn't offer the same legal protection. It only serves as the official name of your company.
When you receive approval on a trademark application, you hold several legal rights. You are the only one allowed to use, copy, profit from, and distribute the approved mark. This could include a variety of items, from a simple
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Trademark Cease and Desist: What Is It?
A trademark cease and desist letter asks a third party to stop using a trademark in commerce. Failure to do so can lead to a lawsuit, legal action, and fees. Whether you send or receive a cease and desist letter, consult an attorney to determine the right course of action for your situation.
Why Is Trademark Cease and Desist Important?
Trademarks protect any of the following that's directly related to a company and its products or services:
- Unique business names
- Slogans or catch phrases
- Domain names
- Other intellectual property
Since trademarks are used in commerce, they are importan
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What Is an Unregisted Trademark?
An unregistered trademark is a logo, graphic, image, or word that has not been approved by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. However, companies can use the trademark (TM) logo to show their company has use of a particular of a visual idea. Other businesses can use this logo without legal matters in some cases.
According to the Trademark Act, unregistered trademarks are also defined as marks for businesses and goods that haven't been registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Why Are Unregistered Trademarks Important?
The biggest reason why unregistered trademarks are important is that they provide no protection in legal matters outside of local or state government. If you are using an unregistered trademark that represents your business in a small geographic location, you may be able to stop
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Intellectual Theft: What Is It?
Intellectual theft is stealing or using without permission someone else's intellectual property.
Intellectual property is any creative or commercial innovation, any new method that has economic value, or any distinctive mark which might include a name, symbol, or logo that's used in commercial practices.
Intellectual property is protected by patent for inventions, trademarks for commercial marks or branded products, and copyrights on creative pursuits such as music, photo, poems. Intellectual property is protected under state and federal laws.
Intellectual property is commonly abbreviated as IP.
What to Do If You're the Victim of Intellectual Theft
If your intellectual property is used without your permission or is stolen, there are a few paths that you can go down.
Often, the first step to take is to ask the person who is using your intellectual property without per