Attorneys for Businesses Seeking to Protect Their Intellectual Property
When you have a trademark, it is a representation of your hard work and your reputation in your professional community. Whether you are struggling to determine how you should go about registering and protecting your trademark, or you have a situation where another company or individual is infringing on your trademark, Yadegar, Minoofar & Soleymani LLP (YMS) can help you. Our experienced Los Angeles intellectual property attorneys understand the nuances of this complicated are of law, and will work through negotiations and court proceedings to help you protect your business.
How To Develop A Right To Your Trademark
Trademarks, unlike copyrights, are developed through a registration process with a governing authority. One of the best things that you can do to protect a trademark is to register it. Trademarks throughout the country are registered through the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The United States Patent and Trademark office works in conjunction with state databases to determine whether the mark or trade dress or business name you are looking to register is already in use. Once it is determined that your trade mark and business name are not already in use by another individual or company, you can register your trademark. Many businesses opt to register their trademark electronically, through the USPTO’s Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS). At YMS, we can help you through the trademark registration process to ensure that your business’s trademark is protected.
Types of Trademark and Trade Dress Disputes
There are many different types of disputes over trademark and trade dress. One of the most common types is a dispute between the trademark holder and come competitor that you believe is infringing upon your mark. In these situations, the Los Angeles trademark lawyers at YMS will act quickly to seek a preliminary injunction to stop the infringement. Sometimes, cases are easily resolved with a cease and desist letter and the threat of litigation. However, in other cases, the infringing party is unwilling to negotiate, and YMS will see your case through to trial. In addition to cases between one company and a competitor, there are also many trademark disputes regarding ownership, rights to use the trademark, and compensation from use of the trademark between entrepreneurs, associates, and franchises. All of these disputes require experienced attorneys to make sure your rights are protected throughout the process.
How YMS Can Help Your Company
If you are involved in a trademark dispute, our attorneys can help. The California intellectual property lawyers at YMS are skilled litigators and negotiators who will work diligently to make sure you are not taken advantage of. Whether you are seeking to register a trademark of your business or company, or you are trying to enforce your rights in a trademark or trade dress of your product, we can help you devise a strategy to protect your intellectual property. If you have any questions about California trademark law, call our offices today to schedule a consultation.