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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand San Bernardino Trademark Attorneys
Our experienced San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino 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 Lanham Act?
The Lanham Act created a national trademark registration system. Enacted in 1946, this act also protects a trademark owner against others using similar marks.
The Lanham Act also provided a way for companies to watch for modifications to their trademarks. This section of the law, called trademark dilution, gives the owner of a famous trademark a way to protect it from changes. No other person or company can use the mark in a way that reduces how unique it is. The Lanham Act allows legal entities to consider the implications of issuing a trademark under the trademark laws.
Also called the Trademark Act of 1946, this legal statute oversees unfair competition laws and violations. President Harry Truman signed it into law on July 5, 1947.
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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 Is Intellectual Property Law?
Intellectual property law (IP) protects the rights of any person or business who creates artistic work. Artistic work can include music, literature, plays, discoveries, inventions, words, phrases, symbols, and designs. Intellectual property law aims to encourage new technologies, artistic expression, and inventions that all promote economic growth.
Types of Intellectual Property Law
Just like the legal system protects people's physical property rights, it aims to protect people's mental labor, which we call intellectual property. There are several different types of intellectual property.
Copyrights protect any type of expressive art, such as writings, music, motion pictures, architecture, and other original intellectual and artistic expressions. A copyright gives the owner exclusive rights to reproduce their own work, publicly display it, perform it, and crea
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What is Trademark vs. Trade Name?
A trademark offers legal protection for a symbol, logo, slogan, phrase, word, design, or other element that associates products or services with your business. A trade name is your company's official name under which it does business. Other terms for trade name include "doing business name", "fictitious name", or "assumed name."
Registering your company's trade name is much simpler than registering for a trademark but doesn't offer the same legal protection. It only serves as the official name of your company.
When you receive approval on a trademark application, you hold several legal rights. You are the only one allowed to use, copy, profit from, and distribute the approved mark. This could include a variety of items, from a simple
What Is International Trademark Search?
International trademarks are used by companies that are planning to export their services or products overseas. The registration and application process for international trademarks is regulated by the Madrid Protocol. Unlike the trademark protection provided by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, this registration prevents the use of companies' intellectual properties worldwide.
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) of Geneva regulates the registration, and it provides a database for international trademark search. This facility allows businesses oper