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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Springfield Trademark Attorneys
Our experienced Springfield 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 Springfield 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 Cease and Desist Letter?
A cease and desist letter does not automatically signify a lawsuit. It is simply a warning about illegal behavior that lets you know that further penalties could follow if the behavior, such as patent infringement, doesn't stop.
Here are some ways it is possible to violate the intellectual property of another:
- Plagiarizing someone's work
- Using an invention without the right to access it
- Engaging in illegal or suspicious activity that involves someone's work
The first step that you can take to address these issues is to send a cease and desist letter. This letter puts the person in violation on notice that they are engaging in illegal use of a property. It advises them to stop, or
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What Is a Trademarked Logo?
A trademarked logo is a company logo that has been trademarked and receives protection through the trademark laws.
What Is a Trademark?
A trademark is used to protect intellectual property from infringement. A trademark is a name, word, logo, or symbol that represents a company. Time and money are spent developing a company's logo, and it is therefore important to protect.
A company's logo is representative of the brand. The logo is also recognizable by customers, making it important to also protect its reputation.
A trademark is not required, nor is it always necessary. For small, regional companies, a trademarked brand or logo is not necessary. A trademark automatically begins with first use and depends upon regional boundaries. This is only true if someone else
- 5 min read
What Is a Patent and What Is a Copyright?
Patents, typically utility patents, and copyrights are both types of intellectual property that grant rights to creators and inventors and protect their work from being exploited without their permission, but differ in the type of property they protect.
Protecting Your Ideas
Business success hinges on ideas. Without an original idea, a business will struggle to turn a profit. But what happens when another business steals that idea? What protects a business from other people trying to take it's money-making products or strategies and turn them into their own? Most companies have two options: patents or copyrights. Choosing between applying for patent protection or registering your work for copyright comes down to what it is you're trying to protect.
Copyright vs. Patent: What's the Difference?
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How to Trademark a Business Name
- Go to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) website.
- Check the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) database. Make sure that no one has already registered the same business name trademark in the same category.
- Submit your business name trademark application. Pay the filing fee.
What Is a Business Name Trademark?
A trademark is a symbol or phrase that is connected to a brand. Registering a business name trademark can add value to your business.
Having a business name trademark gives you the excusive rights to use it. You can defend your business name from infringement. You can also sue for damages.
A trademark can include:
- A phrase
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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?
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.