What Is A Trademark?
A trademark (or “TM”) is a word, phrase, symbol, or design that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others. A service mark is the same as a trademark, except that it identifies and distinguishes the sources of a service rather than goods. In fact, the term “trademark” often refers to service marks as well. Trademarks, in the general sense, typically protect brand names and logos used on goods and services.
The Law Office of Elliott J. Brown offers a broad range of TM services. We provide counsel to clients from various industries on brand protection matters including evaluating the strength of proposed names and marks, clearance of rights and selection, development, registration and protection of trademarks and domain names, enforcement, and managing IP portfolios worldwide. In addition, we offer other services to compliment your goals of building a brand.
Do I Need an Attorney To File My TM Application?
Hiring an experienced TM attorney to guide you is a crucial step towards obtaining your ®. Trademark law is ever-changing and not being aware of recent or proposed changes to the law could be the difference between registration and denial.
Additionally, while many trademark attorneys run a bare-bones search on the internet or a USPTO database search for a conflicting mark, our attorneys will conduct a robust search using cost-effective AI technology. This search will help you make a decision on whether to proceed with the application or a different course of action.
What Kind of TM Work Do You Handle?
Our firm helps entrepreneurs, artists, creators, and businesses on the following transactional aspects of TM law:
- Domestic and International TM applications
- State Trademark Applications
- TM Searches and Opinions
- TM Portfolio Management
- Consulting on Trademark Protection Strategies
- Brand Building and Protection
- Recordation of registered marks with Customs and Border Protection
- IP Holding Company formation
What Are Your TM Application Prices?
We offer a flat fee TM filing package
so you know yours costs upfront and can budget accordingly. Additionally for startups and new businesses looking to build and protect their brand, our Diamond Package
includes the preparation and filing of one trademark application.
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