Trademark and Service Mark Legal Solutions From Experienced Middle Tennessee Law Firm
Do you have a business or service name or logo you want to protect from use by competitors? Do you sell or provide a unique product or service that you want to distinguish in the marketplace? If your answer to either of these questions is yes, it is important to take proactive and informed steps to protect your unique business name, logo, service, or product with a trademark or service mark. Applying for a trademark or service mark can be a complex and time-consuming process, and is one best managed by a knowledgeable trademark attorney. Don't pay hefty federal filing fees only to have an incomplete application rejected or have to pay even more fees to have your application corrected at a later date to better protect your vital intellectual property and trademark.
Papa & Roberts can manage federal and state trademark application processes for you to help you better protect your business or product name and mark for your long term success.
A trademark or service mark is a word, phrase, symbol or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods or services. Even an Internet domain name (website name) can be trademarked and protected. Trademark applications are processed at the state levels and, for federal trademark registration, through the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Proactive due diligence before your trademark application requires detailed searches to be performed to ensure no one is currently using a mark similar to yours. An experienced trademark attorney can save you time and money by ensuring the searches performed are thorough and by assisting you in completing your application to the USPTO in a proper and timely fashion. Don't lose valuable time and money by starting the application process only to find out later that a similar mark is already registered or have your application rejected or abandoned because you lack the expertise to complete the registration process.
Having your trademark in place makes good business sense and can help protect your rights and claim to your mark should anyone else ever try to use your mark or a similar mark or do business under your company name or such a similar name that consumers are confused in the marketplace. If another company uses a trademark that is the same or similar to yours, your company could lose profits and your reputation could be impacted in a negative manner. Don't let that happen to you, contact Papa & Roberts today and get the advice and support you and your trademark need and deserve.
Representation in Trademark Infringement Matters and Litigation
A knowledgeable trademark attorney is essential if you are involved in a trademark infringement matter, to analyze the likelihood of confusion in your case. The courts generally determine trademark infringement on a number of factors including: similarity of the impression created by the two marks, similarity of the goods and services involved and the physical proximity of the goods in the marketplace. An experienced attorney can research and evaluate your situation based on these factors and then advise you in your trademark infringement case.
Contact the Nashville law firm Papa & Roberts, PLLC, today at 615-767-5900 or 888-746-8097 to discuss your trademark or trademark infringement matter.