Trademark Clearance Search

A comprehensive trademark clearance search is one of the most important steps in the trademark registration process.

You need confidence that your trademark application will be successful, and that you are not infringing upon the trademark rights of another company.

A trademark search lays the foundation upon which your brand is built.

Trademark Office Action Responses

A response should be tailored to the legal issues and case law that have been raised by the Trademark Office.

You may only have one opportunity to respond properly and timely to an Office action before a final determination is made by a USPTO attorney. If you are unsuccessful, further evidence may be offered against registering your trademark.

A strategic and precisely crafted response that forms a prima facie legal case can be the difference in overcoming a refusal to register your trademark.

Trademark Opposition

Trademark opposition matters can be complex, and require a committed and detailed strategy in order to prevail.

Prior to engaging in an Opposition proceeding you must determine whether it is advantageous to your brand and business strategy.

Trademark Statement of Use Filing

Preparation of a Statement of Use for an intent-to-use trademark application requires a thorough understanding of ‘use in commerce’.

An improper specimen or incorrect information can result in delays, denials, and cancellation of your trademark, even after a registration has been approved and issued.  

Trademark Registration

The trademark application and registration process can be full of potential pitfalls, and are subject to strict legal requirements.

All federal trademark applications are examined and scrutinized by a USPTO attorney.

What may seem like a minor error, can result in processing delays, denials, and even cancellation of your trademark registration years after it has been approved.    

Copyright Registration

Copyright registration can deter infringement and create a pathway for resolving infringement disputes if they do arise.

Not adhering to the statutory framework under 17 U.S. Code § 412 can significantly limit your rights to recover damages and attorneys fees incurred as a result of copyright infringement.

Copyright registration is imperative for any brand that is seeking to efficiently protect their creative content.

Trademark Cancellation

If you are involved on either side of a trademark cancellation proceeding your brand and consumer goodwill may be at risk.

Valuable and longstanding trademark rights can be lost after a trademark has been registered.

Trademark Renewals

Trademark registrations are a valuable asset that can be irretrievably lost. Registration must be properly and timely maintained.

A Declaration of Use and/or Excusable Nonuse under section 8 and an Application for Renewal under section 9 should be accurately and timely filed to protect your trademark rights.