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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Modesto Trademark Attorneys
Our experienced Modesto 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 Modesto 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 Are Likelihood of Confusion Factors?
Likelihood of confusion factors are the legal standards used to determine whether trademark infringement has occurred. The factors are also used as one of several tests conducted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to determine whether a trademark application is approved.
The likelihood of confusion test is used to decide if a trademark is likely to be confused with another trademark.
The Role of a Trademark Attorney
The attorney that is examining the trademark needs to do a search of the USPTO records to find out whether the applicant's mark is similar to any other registered mark that may cause confusion or mistake if it is used on or in connection with the same type of goods or services as the other mark in the application.
The attorney also needs to search any pending applications to see if there are conflicting marks that have earlier filing dates. Any
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What Is Trademarking a Word?
To know how to trademark a word, you need to know how to register a single word as a trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). A trademark is a word, phrase, sign, symbol, or logo used to identify a product's owner. Trademarks give exclusive rights to a person or company to use a specific mark within an industry.
How Do You Trademark a Word?
When you trademark a word, you give a person or company exclusive rights to connect one brand with that word. You can trademark a word that identifies your company or your products.
Register your trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to protect your trademark throughout the United States. A trademark registered with the USPTO is a registered trademark and gets m
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What Is the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board?
The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board is the administrative arm of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) responsible for resolving a variety of legal issues surrounding a trademark's approval or continuing registration. This tribunal is referred to colloquially as the Board or by the acronym TTAB.
- Trademark opposition proceedings: Business owners who think a potential new trademark could damage their business can file an opposition proceeding within the proper timeframe. This is a type of inter partes proceeding. Only a person with a reasonable stake in the case and reason to believe the allegations can start trademark opposition proceedings. These cases happen during
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How Much Does It Cost to Trademark a Name?
The U.S. Patent and Trademark office shows the current fees for an electronic application range between $275 and $325 for each class of goods and services. These fees are dependent upon which type of application you file; for example, registering a paper application is your most expensive option and is currently $375 per class of goods or services.
Additional Trademark Fees to Consider
The cost of filing for trademark protection is merely the beginning. There are other associated charges you may need to pay including:
Hiring an attorney – while it is possible to do these filings on your own, in most cases it is worth hiring an attorney to avoid some of the most common mistakes. The cost of legal assistance can vary between $125 – several hundred dollars per hour. Some
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Why Is Software Patent or Copyright Important?
A software patent or copyright is a legal way to protect your software source code, idea, or invention.
Every software developer or company has to choose between patent and copyright. Some decide they want both. To make the choice, you have to think about what you're protecting. Are you protecting the code itself, or are you protecting the software idea and the process? Getting a patent versus registering a copyright are very different processes and might also change what you want to do with your software.
Software counts as intellectual property (IP.) IP is an original work that isn't tangible, but that is valuable. Lots of avenues, including copyright and patent, exist under the law to protect IP.
Both patents and copyrights protect soft