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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Raleigh Trademark Attorneys
Our experienced Raleigh 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 Raleigh 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 Proprietary Rights?
Proprietary rights, also known as property rights, are the theoretical or legal rights that an entity has to own property, whether tangible or intangible. Property rights are some of the most basic rights in a free society. They give individuals the right to accumulate, own, hold, delegate, rent, or sell their property. Within economics, property rights form the basis for all market exchange, and they don't always refer only to what's lawful. They might also refer to what is ethical or moral.
The definition of property is expansive. Property can include physical resources, land, non-human creatures, and intellectual property.
Who has the right to what property isn't always clear. If you own a car and the title is in your name, you have property rights to that car. Not every case of property rights is this clear-cu
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What is Trademark Class 42?
Trademark Class 42 includes technical or scientific services in relation to practical and theoretic aspects of complex fields. These services would include those provided by engineers, chemists, computer programmers, physicists, and similar occupations. Class 42 also includes services provided by engineers undertaking research, estimates, evaluations, and reports in the technological and scientific fields as well as scientific medical research purposes.
Trademark Class 42 includes the following services:
- Architectural consultation or services
- Oil-field exploitation analysis
- Artwork authenticating
- Biological research
- Bacteriological research
- Chemical analysis and research
- Chemistry services
- Clinical trai
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What Are Incontestable Trademarks?
Incontestable trademarks are trademarks that under normal circumstances are immune from being challenged. To be declared incontestable, a trademark must not have been acquired fraudulently, and must have been in consistent use for five consecutive years. At this point, the trademark owner can file a Declaration of Incontestability under the Lanham Act, Section 15 between the fifth and sixth anniversary of registering the trademark.
What Is a Section 15?
A Section 15 is simply a sworn statement you file which is placed on the Principal Register and declares your rights on the mark to be incontestable. Not only is it recommended that trademark owners file a Section 15, it's easy to do an
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How to Patent a Logo
While you can learn how to patent an idea, logos cannot be patented because the term patent describes ownership that protects inventions.
However, logos can be protected in a similar way by a trademark or service mark. Trademarks protect logos attached to products while service marks protect logos attached to services. Both trademarks and service marks are often referred to as trademarks. Following these established steps is the best way to trademark your logo.
Reasons to Trademark Your Logo
A logo is any design used by a person or company to promote its business interests. Logos can be images, stylized words, or a combination of these elements.
- Your logo is valuable. Logos are one of the most valuable assets any company has. Customers can identify a good logo in an instant.
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What Is a Trademark Symbol?
There are two main trademark symbols: ™ and ®. These symbols promote a piece of intellectual property and its trademark status. They distinguish a company's goods and services. You should use trademark symbols with a range of intellectual property, including your brand name, your product names, your logo, and your slogan.
The ™ symbol stands for trademark. This is sometimes called a common law trademark or unregistered trademark. Any mark automatically gets a common law trademark once it's used in commerce. You do not need to file any paperwork or get anyone's approval to use this symbol. The ™ sym