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Many people mistakenly believe that their intended business name, logo or slogan is a copyright. When in fact these intellectual property examples are actually trademarks!
Copyrights can be obtained for things of an artistic nature. This includes, of course, poetry, films, sculptures, music, fiction, etc. But can also include things that may not necessarily seem “artistic” in the general sense of the word. Copyrights can also be obtained for advertising copy, games, software programs and blueprints, to name just a few.
To fully protect a business name, Logo or slogan, apply for a Federal or State trademark.
Trademarks can be names of products or services, Logos, slogans, packaging and even sounds and smells. In essence, a trademark can be almost anything that is used to identify a particular product or service. Registering a trademark grants the owner exclusive rights to the mark within the specified industry. Greater reach against similar commercial use is gained as well, when you have a trademark.
Of course, it’s necessary to research the mark comprehensively prior to filing to ensure that there is no possibility of infringing upon another party.
Comprehensive legal research starts with the researching of billions of name records to find those that may legally affect your intended commercial use. Direct conflicts or merely uses which are merely similar in Sound, Appearance or Meaning are fully analyzed by our expert staff.
TradeMark Express comprehensively examines the USPTO trademark (2 million marks) State trademark (1 million marks in 50 States) as well as Common-Law “first use” (13 million marks) in up to 6500 paid research databases. Related goods or services matter as well!
Don’t make the mistake of Copyrighting your intended business name, Logo or slogan – when you actually have a trademark! Let TradeMark Express help you. Contact us now for a free consultation!
Free intellectual property audit, more the merrier.
Common trademarks include business names, slogans and logo designs. Older and larger companies accumulate valuable Intellectual Property assets without sometimes taking care to properly research, trademark, periodically protect and renew State or USPTO continued use applications. Over years of time some marks may be forgotten, deadlines missed to file incontestability of a given mark, infringer’s may be allowed to eat at your rights – ultimately resulting in Acquiescence, or giving up rights to an infringer, thereby losing your valuable trademark to them. Call us for a detailed, in depth, FREE review of your Intellectual Property – and FREE written report weighted towards your needs, constraints and future plans. We’ll determine a concise plan of action and explain why and when each step should be undertaken to conserve your marks and conserve your cash. The more marks you have, the greater discount you’ll be offered! Call us today!
Don’t lose your trademark!
If you have an existing Trademark or just Common Law rights merely by using your business name, slogan or logo over time – be aware that you will give rights to another business simply by doing nothing for 5 years. Acquiescence happens by doing nothing, and not enforcing your rights over a 5 year period. To prevent this disaster, we urge periodic comprehensive research or our year round monitoring service. We offer both. Call us to discuss!
Having a trademark will achieve added protection against other companies’ future names, slogans or logos that are conflicting or even merely similar in sound, appearance or meaning, as well as ownership rights as protected by the USPTO. Having a trademark makes it much easier to protect your intellectual property, when you can simply show your registered or pending USPTO trademark.
A trademark is like having a silent attorney actively protecting your intellectual property 24 hours a day! Trademarks last 5 years, and are indefinitely renewable in the 5th year, then the 10th year, then every 10 years after that. You still need to actively protect your intellectual property, because the USPTO will not do that for you. We offer a monitoring service or we recommend that you should run your comprehensive research every 2 years to find infringing companies to your property.
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