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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Waldorf Trademark Attorneys
Our experienced Waldorf 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 Waldorf 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 Community Trademark?
A Community Trademark is a registered trademark that protects your brand in every EU member state and encourages international business and branding.
The Community Trademark, also known as the Community Trade Mark (CTM), and EU Trade Mark (EUTM), is a European Union trademark registration. The Community Trademark is valid in all European Union countries. It is valid for 10 years and is renewable for 10-year periods.
The CTM divides goods and services by international standards. Your CTM may apply to one class of goods and services or several, depending on how you fill out your application.
Why Is the Community Trademark Important?
The Community Trademark simplifies the process of protecting your brand. Before the EU, you had to ge
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What Is Cybersquatting?
Cybersquatting involves buying website domains, especially those of well-known companies or brands, for financial gain or unlawful use. Cybersquatters often intend to profit from someone else's registered trademark by purchasing a domain name before the trademark owner can do so.
How Did Cybersquatting Begin?
Cybersquatting started in the 1990s before most businesses were active on the internet. People bought domain names of businesses with plans to sell the domains to those businesses for profit. When businesses realized that having a website was important and they tried to buy the domain names, they faced large fees from cybersquatters.
Buying and selling company domains isn't the only way to cybersquat. Cybersquatting can involve the following:
Buying domain names of common words to resell.
Buying misspellings of popular websites.
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What Are Trademark Requirements?
Trademark requirements include details such as contact information and product description information that you must provide when you apply for a trademark. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reviews trademark applications. This agency uses information you provide on a trademark application to decide whether to grant you a federally registered trademark for your invention or product.
To get a trademark, you need to meet the following six requirements:
Provide your name and address as owner of the trademark.
State the entity type (individual or corporation) and your national citizenship.
Demonstrate actual use or a real intent to use the trademark in commerce.
Give a detailed description of the product being trademarked.
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What is a Trademark Disclaimer?
A trademark disclaimer is a statement placed in a trademark application or registration to show that the owner doesn't claim rights to a portion of the trademark, usually words considered to be generic, descriptive or informational.
Why is a Trademark Disclaimer Important?
Disclaiming part of the text in a trademark application shows the United States Patent and Trademark Office that you are not requesting exclusive rights to a term that can't be registered according to law. If two companies are applying for similar trademarks, and your company disclaims the use of words that can't be registered, while the other company doesn't, the trademark office is more likely to approve your application. Also, a disclaimer can help courts make a decision in trademark disputes
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What is Trade Dress?
Trade dress covers all elements that make up the overall image of a product or service. This includes, but is not limited to, the color, shape, size, configuration, and packaging of a product. Trade dress (which is a type of intellectual property) can also apply to decor, architecture, or anything else that makes the presentation of a product or service distinctive.
Trade dress refers to anything that is designed or used to promote a product or service. This is known as the "total image" or "overall appearance" of the product or service.