Savannah Trademark Attorneys & Lawyers
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Jessica M. Merlet
James Mckenzie, Jr.
Savannah Trademark Lawyers
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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Savannah Trademark Attorneys
Our experienced Savannah 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 Savannah 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 Trademark?
A trademark is a symbol, slogan, design, word, or combination of elements that identifies a party's goods or services. The purpose of a trademark is to distinguish these goods or services from someone else's. A trademark can be almost anything in terms of design as long as it makes it easy for the consumer to identify it with a particular service or product.
Examples of popular trademarks include the NBC three-toned chime "G E C," the Nike "swoosh," the McDonald's "golden arches," and the shape of the Coca-Cola bottle. A trademark can even be a color, such as T-Mobile's vibrant pink.
How Are Trademarks Different From Trade Names or Copyrights?
A trademark identifies a commercial service or product. Trade names, al
Copyright is an intellectual property (IP) right recognized by U.S. law that protects original works of authorship, such as literary, dramatic, musical and other creative works. Copyright not only covers artistic products, such as novels, paintings, movies and songs, but also business-related works, like software code, architectural plans, website designs, training manuals and marketing reports.
Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems or methods of doing things, but it can protect the way such things are expressed in writing, through sound or visually.
Copyrights differ from trademarks, patents and li
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What is Trademark Dilution?
Trademark dilution is a legal clause that allows the company to prevent others from using such a mark in a way that would lessen the unique standing of the trademark. The Federal Trademark Dilution Act of 1995 states the owner of a trademark can take legal action against anyone who purposefully blurs or tarnishes a trademark.
What is Trademark Tarnishment?
When there is a risk the product or service, being offered by the party using a similar trademark, is inferior, tarnishment is possible. This means the trademark holder could be at risk for damage to their reputation.
What is Trademark Blurring?
If the use of certain symbols, language or other mark which could cause consumers confusion as to who owns the product, the trademark is considered blurred.
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What Does a Trademark Protect?
A trademark protects a good or service offered by a company from infringement or damage of reputation by another company. With a trademark, you have legal recourse to sue another company that uses your likeness to further their own business ventures. This includes both registered and unregistered trademarks.
In short, a trademark is a word, phrase, symbol, design, or combination that helps consumers identify a particular product. A service mark is the same, but pertains to a service instead fo goods. Both marks are protected once they are used. This includes both registered and unregistered trademarks.
In 1995, the landmark case of Qualitex Co. v. Jacobsen Products Co. affirmed that trademarks