Intellectual Property counsel can help entrepreneurs, small businesses, leading corporations, and research universities navigate Patent and Trademark Law.
A patent application is a request pending at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, for the grant of a patent for the invention described and claimed by that application. A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted to a claimant for a limited period of time in exchange for a public disclosure of an invention.
A trademark is a distinctive design or logo used by an individual, business or other legal entity to distinctively identify the unique source of the products or services to the consuming public. An official trademark registration confers a bundle of exclusive trademark rights upon the registered owner, including the right to exclusive use of the trademark in relation to the products or services defined in the registration. Band-Aid adhesive bandages and Xerox copiers are examples of extremely valuable brands with robust trademark protection.
Protecting the name of a new company, product, or service – and preserving the opportunity to establish its identity in the marketplace – is just as important.
Patent and Trademark services may include:
- Patent Searches
- Patent Applications
- Infringement Opinions
- Trials & Appeals
- Trademark Searches
- Trademark Applications
- Copyright Applications
- Unfair Competition
- Trade Secrets