Renton Trademark Attorneys & Lawyers
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John Mark Hongs
Lauren Roberts, Esq.
Diana Palchik, Esq.
Jessica Eaves Mathews
Renton Trademark Lawyers
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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Renton Trademark Attorneys
Our experienced Renton 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 Renton 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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Understanding how to obtain a trademark requires an understanding of what a trademark is and its purpose. A federal trademark is a symbol, word, or words legally registered or established by use as representing a company or product within the United States.
A Guide to Federal Trademarks and How to Obtain One
Learn more about a federal trademark, who it's for, the requirements and process for obtaining a trademark online.
What is a Trademark?
In the United States, a symbol or words that a person or business legally registers to represent their company or product is considered a federal trademark.
When people refer to a trademark they are often referring to a federal trademark versus a state trademark. The following task list will allow you to obtain a trademark electronically using the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) electronic filing application. This task list will also walk you through severa
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Do you want to learn more about how to trademark a word? This involves registering 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.
What Is a Trademark?
Any design, logo, symbol, name, or word that distinguishes a product or service from those offered by its competitors is a trademark. If you own a trademark, you can prevent others from using it. The benefit of having a trademark is that it represents your brand and over time may come to stand for quality.
You own a trademark if you are the first to use it in commerce, even if the word or mark in question is not registered.
What Are the Benefits of Registering a Trademark?
Many trademark owners wonder whether th
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What Is a Copyright?
A copyright is a type of legal protection given to content creators and artists. When a person creates a story, a work of art, or a piece of software, the copyright provides legal ownership of the work. The creator receives exclusive rights to the use and distribution of the work for a set amount of time.
The United States government handles all forms of copyright protection. The nature of copyright has changed rapidly during the internet era. New kinds of content creation are now popular. Meanwhile, existing types of content have changed in form and in distribution model. Despite these novel changes, the general nature of copyright remains the same.
What Is Eligible for a Copyright?
The following works are eligible for a copyright:
- All literary works: These include short stories, poems, newspaper articles, blogs, plays, and reference materials.
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What Is Trademark Maintenance?
Trademark maintenance involves actions that people or businesses take to keep trademarks they own valid. Trademark maintenance consists of five elements: renewal, cautionary notice, tax, affidavit of use, and proof of renewal of basic registration.
- Renewal: achieved with official filings every 10 years
- Cautionary Notice: used in some countries to show ownership of a trademark
- Tax: trademark owners must pay income tax every year
- Affidavit of Use: also called a Statement of Use and is typically filed with renewal
- Proof of Renewal of Basic Registration: document received from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) after renewal
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What Is a Patentability Search?
A patentability search is a type of patent search that gives you valuable information about whether your invention will qualify for a patent. The search allows you to compare your invention with prior art.
The patentability search is the most common of all the different types of patent searches. It is otherwise known as a novelty search or a prior art search. Its goal is to make sure that your invention hasn't already been created by someone else. The search lets you compare your invention with prior art. This