We appreciate the creativity and innovation that are necessary for business development. Because of this, atCause Law Office has a long history of fighting to protect your company’s creations, even the nontangible ones. Your brand and some of the products thereof are known as intellectual property. Logos, names, jingles, and slogans that are identifiable features of specific brands or companies can be safeguarded through a type of intellectual property protection known as a trademark.
Our office is based in Clearwater, Florida, but our business and legal professionals offer registration and protection services for the entire country. So, no matter your location or the size of your business, you can benefit from our flat-fee pricing system and trademark know-how.
What does trademark protection do?
In a nutshell, a trademark exists to make products and services uniquely identifiable to customers. People searching for a specific brand or product will know where to find what they’re looking for. If such protections did not exist, anyone could claim to offer Nike Air Jordans or Apple iPads without being obligated to uphold the quality of the brand or produce the exact product that they claim to offer.
These laws also allow a company whose trademark has been infringed to seek legal recourse, which acts as a significant deterrent for anyone considering using your mark to further their own business ventures.
What can be trademarked?
Many business owners find that getting approved for trademark protection can be tricky. Not every word, phrase, or image can be protected. Generic words or common phrases are likely to be difficult or even impossible to trademark.
If you have questions about what can and cannot be used, we can help you narrow down your choices, as well as provide a clearance opinion. Our legal team will help you choose an option based on factors like commonality, distinctiveness, your long-term goals, and the results of our extensive trademark search.
Which companies need trademark protection?
Any company can benefit from registering a trademark. You know that what your business offers is heads above the competition, and to protect this stellar reputation you’ve built or plan on building, you’ll want trademarks for your brand. Once your registration is complete and your application is approved, our work is far from over. atCause Law Office also offers monitoring to ensure no one infringes on your trademark.
Not only can you benefit from the protection of a trademark for your own goods and services, but you can also operate your business without fear of infringing on anyone else’s mark. By having your company name, slogan, or other identifiable feature cleared prior to use, you don’t have to worry about facing any damaging legal consequences from existing trademarks.
Whether you are in the beginning stages of trademark research, need monitoring or renewal assistance, or are seeking legal counsel for an infringement, our legal team is well-equipped to handle your trademark needs. Call us at 727-477-2255 to talk about your unique brand and how we can help protect it.