A trademark is a symbol, design, word, or phrase that distinguishes one business’s products from another. A service mark is a symbol, design, word, or phrase that distinguishes one business’s services from another. The term “trademark” is commonly used to refer to both trademarks and service marks in the United States. Trademarks have common-law rights, but a business may also choose to federally register its trademark for enhanced protection.

What is International IP & Why Do You Need It?

If your business intends to distribute, license, or sell your IP internationally and you believe your IP may be copied, you should consider filing for protection. Your IP is valuable and deserves the proper safeguards, so start by consulting with the Law Office of Elliott J. Brown to determine what protections are available to you in your desired markets.