Attorneys Handling Trademark Law
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Trademark Clearinghouse Update: Should I register my trademark in the new ICANN Trademark Clearinghouse?
Should I register my trademark in the new ICANN Trademark Clearinghouse? The countdown to a whole new universe of web extensions is underway. From the Summer of 2013, hundreds of new top level domains, or gTLD’s, will begin to appear in the online space, resulting in a whole universe of new domains. But while the […]Read More
How to Defend Against Trademark Counterfeit
Matt: Hi, and welcome back to Trademark Law Radio. I’m Matt Plessner. Today we’re going to be discussing trademark counterfeiting, and how to defend yourself against claims of counterfeiting. To help us, we’re speaking again with Brian Hall of the Traverse Legal office of Traverse City, Michigan…Brian, nice to have you back. Brian: Thanks Matt, it’s good to […]Read More
When Can I Use a Registered Ⓡ vs. Common Law ™ Trademark Symbol?
Ⓡ vs. ™? Author: Enrico Schaefer Clients and prospective clients alike are often confused as to which trademark symbol they can use and when. There are various options available. First, the registered ® symbol, which is displayed in superscript form next to the mark with a capital R enclosed by a circle. Second, is the ™ […]Read More
How To Defend Against Trademark Counterfeit Claim
Welcome to Trademark Law Radio, a top web resource on issues of trademark infringement, trademark licensing, trademark protection, and trademark registration. Matt: Hi, and welcome back to Trademark Law Radio. I’m Matt Plessner. Today we’re going to be discussing trademark counterfeiting, and how to defend yourself against claims of trademark counterfeiting. To help us, we’re […]Read More
Trademark Infringement on the Internet: What to do?
We get a lot of questions on trademark issues and most of them deal with internet-based trademark infringement or online trademark infringement claims. When someone uses your trademark or service mark on the Internet, you potentially will lose more than just customers. You’ll lose revenue, profits, and have your website traffic diverted to someone else’s […]Read More
Stolen Trademark = Trademark Infringement
Lawyers speak different than their clients. A client tells their lawyer that someone has stolen their trademark. Of course, the attorney knows this means that there might be claim of trademark infringement. Helping bridge the communication gap is really important. This is just what example of how a good competent attorney has to be able […]Read More
Trademark Cease and Desist Letter Forms: The Do’s and Don’ts
Too many companies and too many trademark lawyers simply send out trademark infringement cease and desist letters as a matter of course. They don’t, as good attorneys or good companies, or good stewards of the trademark system, stop and think about who they’re sending the letter to. Sometimes people aren’t intentionally infringing your trademark at […]Read More
How to Register a Name as a Trademark
If you want to protect your name as a trademark, there a numerous steps that you need to go through. It is not as simple as simply filling out a form. If you do anything incorrectly on your trademark registration application, your trademark, even if it gets registered, because it’s of course based on […]Read More
Trademark Infringement and Likelihood of Confusion
As a trademark attorney, I see things every day, many of which don’t surprise me anymore. But I have to say one thing that I really hear a lot in the area of trademark registration and trademark infringement is, “Hey, my mark is different than the one that is being used by the trademark […]Read More
What is Trademark Registration and How Do You Do It?
Trademark registration is the process by which you file an application to the USPTO, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, asking the United States government to, essentially, acknowledge and validate that the word or brand or logo that you are submitting is, in fact, considered trademark worthy under U.S. law. [scroll down for a […]Read More
- Conducting a Trademark Availability Search
- Filling out Your Trademark Application
- How To Register a Name as a Trademark
- How to Register a Trademark
- Petition to Cancel Mark
- Protecting Your Trademark from Infringement
- Trademark Attorneys
- Trademark Basics
- Trademark Cease and Desist Letter Issues
- Trademark Clearinghouse: ICANN
- TTAB Proceedings