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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Orange County Trademark Attorneys
Our experienced Orange County 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 Orange County 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 the Supplemental Register?
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) Supplemental Register is a list of trademarks and service marks that do not qualify for the Principal Register. Names and symbols that are being used in business but aren't specific and unique enough to end up on the Principal Register qualify for the Supplemental Register.
There are several differences between the Supplemental Register and the Principal Register. The Principal Register has mostly unique trademarks. If you have a trademark on the Principal Register, then you own that trademark in all 50 states.
So, in a lawsuit, the person disputing your principal registration would have a harder time proving you're not the owner of the trademark or service mark. If your mark is on the Principal Register,
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How Much Does a Trademark Lawyer Cost?A trademark lawyer costs around $1,000-$2,000 for the general trademark process, but disputes could cost the client an additional $300-$400/hour.
Some of the trademark lawyer costs you may see include:
- Filing fees for the trademark application
- Government costs charged by the USPTO
- Flat-fee trademark lawyer costs
- Trademark attorney fees
- Maintenance costs
Types of Costs
Registering a federal trademark in the United States includes several costs. First, a business owner pays fees to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (the "USPTO"). These fees are sometimes called "costs" or "official fees."
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What is a Section 8 Trademark Declaration?
A Section 8 Trademark Declaration is a statement made to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). It confirms your federal trademark has been in continuous use for five years. Those who fail to file their Section 8 Trademark Declaration on time will lose their registration.
In the timeframe between the fifth and sixth anniversaries of getting your federal trademark registration, you must file a Declaration of Use stating that you still use the trademark. If there have been any special circumstances preventing you from doing so, you will need to give an explanation. The Section 8 must also be filed at the same time as the trademark renewal. Requirem
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What Are Certification Marks?
Certification marks are names, symbols, or devices used by groups or persons that show compliance to a set of standards. A certification mark does not distinguish between producers. In addition, the user of the mark is not the registered owner, and the owner is not permitted to use the mark. These marks can show geographic origin, standards met with respect to quality or manufacture, or work performed by a person that meets certain standards. The party that applies for a certification mark must also be considered competent to certify the products in question.
Why Are Certification Marks Important?
Certification marks are important for businesses that want to demonstrate the quality of their products. Trade associations and centralized commercial groups are the most common owners of these marks. To get the rights to use a given mark, the business's goods must reach a certain standard. By achieving this standard,
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What is Trademark Clothing?
Trademark clothing is when the designer's name or fashion company is inextricably linked to the clothing itself. This includes having the trademark on the tag or emblazoned on the piece of clothing.
The process of trademarking clothing is complex. There are several steps to take when filing for a clothing trademark, and even more questions you'll have to ask yourself throughout the process.
Why is Trademarking Clothing Important?
Clothing lines and fashion designers need to protect their brands, names, slogans, and logos. They do this by obtaining valuable trademarks. Brand-name clothing and fashion is important because it denotes a level of quality to the customer.
Your clothing line must be unique with an original name, slogan, and logo in order to qualify for trademark protection. Generic or des