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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Worcester Trademark Attorneys
Our experienced Worcester 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 Worcester 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 Are International Patent Applications?
International patent applications, called a PCT application, is part of how to patent an idea and is the first step in letting you get exclusive rights to your inventions in countries around the world. These patents offer more protection than a patent in the United States alone. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) administers the PCT. This patent application gives you protection for inventions in over 150 nations around the globe.
Reasons to Consider Not Using International Patent Applications
Incomplete Coverage: A PCT application only gives you access to patent protection in 151 countries. That means you won't have patent protection in 45 remaining nations. You may nee
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What Is an Opposition Proceeding?
An opposition procedure is a tool that companies can use when their trademark, brand, logo, or patent, typically utility patents, is under attack. If another brand or competitor applies to use a similar mark, the company can file an opposition to deny the application.
When to File an Opposition Procedure
A company might file an opposition because the company in question is in the same industry and the company could lose business because of confusion. However, it can also file a complaint if the mark is used in a different industry – as long as the company can prove that it would lose money because of the competing mark.
The opposition procedure starts after the trademark application has been reviewed. It lasts for 30 days and provides a window for anyone to oppose the approval of a trademark.
Anyone with "legitimate
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How Much Does a Trademark Lawyer Cost?A trademark lawyer costs around $1,000-$2,000 for the general trademark process, but disputes could cost the client an additional $300-$400/hour.
Some of the trademark lawyer costs you may see include:
- Filing fees for the trademark application
- Government costs charged by the USPTO
- Flat-fee trademark lawyer costs
- Trademark attorney fees
- Maintenance costs
Types of Costs
Registering a federal trademark in the United States includes several costs. First, a business owner pays fees to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (the "USPTO"). These fees are sometimes called "costs" or "official fees."
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What Does it Cost to Trademark a Logo?
The cost to trademark a logo with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is $225–$600 as of January 2017, plus legal fees. You can register a trademark with your state for $50-$150, but federal registration offers a great deal more legal protection.
The USPTO offers four different forms, each with different pricing. If you file online using the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS), you can choose from three options. File a regular TEAS for $400 or a TEAS RF for $275. You can file a TEAS Plus for $225 if you meet certain terms, such as fitting neatly into one of the standard business groups. Which form you can use will depend on your business and your logo. You can also opt to file a paper form for a flat rate of $600. These fees are val
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What Is Contributory Infringement?
Contributory infringement happens when a person or company uses material protected under infringement laws, such as patent infringement, without permission. Contributory infringement is also called:
- indirect liability;
- indirect infringement;
- vicarious liability;
- contributory liability;
- secondary liability.
It involves material protected under copyright, patent, or trademark laws. It makes third parties responsible for being part of illegal copying. Even if you aren't the person who directly breaks a license, you could be at fault for contributory infringement if you give other people access to the product.
Why Is Contributory Infringement Important?
Direct infringers are hard to catch when they're online. They can:
- do business fro