Ocean Springs Trademark Attorneys & Lawyers
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Billy Joe Mills
Ocean Springs Trademark Lawyers
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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Ocean Springs Trademark Attorneys
Our experienced Ocean Springs 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 Ocean Springs 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 Trademarked Brand?
A trademark protects certain kinds of intellectual property. It can apply to any unique symbol, name, device, or word that identifies a company or product. Trademark protection allows the company to protect its intellectual property from unauthorized use. Companies usually trademark their logo and name.
The first person or company to use a unique mark gets the trademark. This protection is limited to a small geographic area. For wider protection, the trademark has to be registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO.)
Trademarks also help companies build brand loyalty. By distinguishing one company from another, customers can choose who to buy goo
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What Is an App Patent?
A patent is protection given by the government to prevent others from using something you invented. You can patent an app through the same process that you patent a piece of software. The key to getting an app patented is to focus on the technical processes of the app such as:
- Processes that happen on the mobile device itself
- Processes that happen between the mobile device and the server
- Processes that happen within the server
- Processes that happen between mobile devices, helped by the app
If your app does something in a way it has never been done before, you may have the basis for a patent claim.
Why Is It Important To Patent an App?
While protecting your app may sound good, there are some questions to consider:
- Would a patent add value to your app?
- Given the amount of time and money it takes to patent an app, does it make sense for you?
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Trademark Checklist: How to Register and Maintain Trademarks
- Make a trademark.
- Find out whether you are eligible for a trademark.
- Do a trademark search in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) database.
- Read about your legal options.
- Fill out and submit a trademark application.
- Respond to USPTO Office Actions.
- Use your trademark.
- Enforce your exclusive trademark rights.
- Keep your trademark active.
Trademark Checklist Step 1: Develop a Trademark
First, develop a unique, distinctive trademark. It can be a:
- Business name
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What is a Trademark Infringement Test?
The Trademark Infringement Test determines the likelihood of people confusing two companies with similar marks. If you feel like someone is using your trademark in a way that confuses your customers, there are a few tests to check for Trademark Infringement.
The tests are used as a way to protect the first person who has registered that trademark. The phrase used to decide the outcome is whether there is a "likelihood of confusion" between your business and another. The law is known as the Lanham Act 15 USC1114(a)(1).
There are two main questions that courts ask when testing for Trademark Infringement:
- Has the person being accused of trad
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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 p